1 John


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    1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our :eyes, what we beheld, and our :hands handled, concerning the word of the life 2 (and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and witness, and declare to you the life, the eternal, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us); 3 what we have seen and heard declare we to you also, that ye also may have fellowship with us: yea, and :OUR :fellowship is with the Father, and with his :Son Jesus Christ: 4 and these things WE write, that our joy be made full.
    5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that :God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his :Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our :sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our :sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his :word is not in us.

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    1 My little children, these things I write you that ye may not sin. And if one sin, we have an †Advocate with the Father, Jesus My little children, these things I write you that ye may not sin.
    Christ the righteous: 2 and HE is the propitiation for our :sins; and not for :ours only, but also for the whole world. 3 And hereby we know that †we know him, if we keep his :commandments. 4 Who saith that I know him, and keepeth not his :commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in this man; 5 but whoso keepeth his :word, in him hath truly the love of :God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him: 6 who saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as HE walked.
    7 Beloved, no new commandment write I to you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: the old :commandment is the word which ye heard. 8 Again, a new commandment write I to you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true :light already shineth. 9 Who saith he is in the light and hateth his :brother, is in the darkness even until now. 10 Who loveth his :brother abideth in the light, and no stumbling is in him. 11 But who hateth his :brother is in the darkness, and walketh in the darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because the darkness hath blinded his :eyes. 12 I write to you, little children, because your :sins are forgiven you for his :name’s sake. 13 I write to you, fathers, because ye know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye have overcome the evil one. I wrote to you, little children, because ye know the Father. 14 I wrote to you, fathers, because ye know him who is from the beginning. I wrote to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of :God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the evil one. 15 Love not the world, neither the things in the world. If any loveth the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 Because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vainglory of :life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but who doeth the will of :God abideth unto the age.

    18 Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have many antichrists arisen: whereby we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that not all are of us. 20 And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, ye all know—21 I have not written to you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is the liar but who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, even who denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, hath not the Father either; who confesseth the Son hath the Father also. 24 Let what YE heard from the beginning abide in you. If what ye heard from the beginning abide in you, YE also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise which himself promised us, the life :eternal. 26 These things have I written you concerning those deceiving you. 27 And the anointing which YE received of him abideth in you, and ye have no need that one teach you; but as his :anointing teacheth you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, abide in him. 28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, if he be manifested, we may have boldness, and be not shamed from him at his :presence. 29 If †ye know that he is righteous, know that every one that doeth :righteousness is begotten of him.

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    1 Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and we are. For this cause the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet manifested what we shall be. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is. 3 And every one that hath this :hope on him purifieth himself, even as HE is pure. 4 Every one that doeth :sin doeth also :lawlessness; and :sin is :lawlessness. 5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away :sins; and in him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: Every one that doeth sin hath not seen him, neither hath known him. 7 Little children, let no one lead you astray: who doeth :righteousness is righteous, even as HE is righteous: 8 who doeth :sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. To this end was the Son of :God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Every one born of :God doeth no sin, because his seed abideth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is begotten of :God. 10 In this the children of :God are manifest, and the children of the :devil: Every one that doeth not righteousness is not of :God, neither he that loveth not his :brother. 11 Because this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another: 12 not as Cain was of the evil one, and slew his :brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his :works were evil, and his :brother’s righteous.

    13 Marvel not, brethren, if the world hateth you. 14 WE know that we have passed out of :death into :life, because we love the brethren. Who loveth not abideth in :death. 15 Whosoever hateth his :brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 16 Hereby know we :love, because HE laid down his :life for us: and we ought to lay down our :lives for the brethren. 17 But whoso hath the †goods of the world, and beholdeth his :brother in need, and shutteth up his :compassion from him, how doth the love of :God abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth. 19 Hereby shall we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our :heart before him: 20 because if our :heart condemn us, :God is greater than our :heart, and knoweth all things. 21 Beloved, if the heart condemn not, we have boldness toward :God; 22 and whatever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his :commandments and do the things pleasing in his sight. 23 And this is his :commandment, that we should believe on the name of his :Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he gave us commandment. 24 And who keepeth his :commandments abideth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit whom he gave us.

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    1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of :God; because many false prophets are Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of :God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of :God: 3 and every spirit that confesseth not :Jesus is not of :God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and is now in the world already. 4 YE are of :God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is the one in you than the one in the world. 5 THEY are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 WE are of :God: who knoweth :God heareth us; who is not of :God heareth us not. From this we know the spirit of :truth, and the spirit of :error.

    7 Beloved, let us love one another: for :love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of :God, and knoweth :God. 8 Who loveth not knoweth not :God; for :God is love. 9 Herein was the love of :God manifested in us, that :God hath sent his :only begotten :Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 Herein is :love, not that WE have loved :God, but that HE loved us, and sent his :Son as propitiation for our :sins. 11 Beloved, if :God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one hath ever beheld God: if we love one another, :God abideth in us, and his :love is perfected in us: 13 hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he hath given us of his :Spirit. 14 And we have beheld and witness that the Father hath sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15 Whoso shall confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of :God, :God abideth in him, and he in :God. 16 And WE know and have believed the love which God hath in us. :God is love; and who abideth in :love abideth in :God, and :God abideth in him. 17 Herein is :love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of :judgment; because as HE is, even so are WE in this :world. 18 No fear is in :love: but :perfect love casteth out the fear, because the fear hath punishment; and who feareth is not perfected in :love. 19 WE love, because HE first loved us. 20 If one say that I love :God, and hateth his :brother, he is a liar: for who loveth not his :brother whom he hath seen, cannot love :God whom he hath not seen. 21 And this :commandment we have from him, that who loveth :God love his :brother also.

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    1 Every one that believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of :God: and every one that loveth the Begetter loves the one begotten of him. 2 Hereby we know that we love the children of :God, when we love :God and do his :commandments. 3 For this is the love of :God, that we keep his :commandments: and his :commandments are not grievous, 4 because whatsoever is begotten of :God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, our :faith. 5 And who is he that overcometh the world, but who believeth that Jesus is the Son of :God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. 7 And it is the Spirit that witnesseth, because the Spirit is the truth. 8 Because the witnessing ones are three: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and the three agree in one. 9 If we receive the witness of :men, the witness of :God is greater: because the witness of :God is this that he hath witnessed concerning his :Son. 10 Who believeth unto the Son of :God hath the witness in himself: who believeth not :God hath made him a liar; because he hath not believed unto the witness that :God hath witnessed concerning his :Son. 11 And the witness is this, that :God gave us eternal life, and this :life is in his :Son. 12 Who hath the Son hath the life; who hath not the Son of :God hath not the life. 13 These things have I written you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, to those that believe unto the name of the Son of :God. 14 And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his :will, he heareth us; 15 and if we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him. 16 If any see his :brother sinning a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and shall give him life, to them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: not concerning this I say that he make request. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is sin not unto death. 18 We know that every one :begotten of :God sinneth not; but who was begotten of :God keepeth himself, and the evil one toucheth him not. 19 We know that we are of :God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one. 20 And we know that the Son of :God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know the true one, and we are in the true one, in his :Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21 Little children, guard yourselves from the idols.