First John Chapter Five


1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is

The Christ is born of God: and everyone

Who loves the Father loves his child. 2 By this


We know we love God’s children, when we love

God, and we keep his law, 3 because this is

The love of God, that we should keep his law,


A law which is not burdensome. For what

Is born of God defeats the world: 4 And this

Is victory that overcomes the world,

Our faith in Jesus. 5 Who defeats the world?

Somebody who believes that Jesus is

The Son of God, 6 the one who came by water


And blood, Christ Jesus, and he came not only

By water, but by blood and water: And

It is the Spirit who bears witness, for


The Spirit’s truth, 7 for three bear record in

Heaven: 8 the Father, Word, and Holy Spirit:

These three are one– And there are three that bear


Witness on earth, the Spirit, and the water

And blood: These three agree in one. 9 If we

Receive men’s testimony, greater is


Testimony by God: 10 For this is God’s

Testimony which he has testified

About his Son. He who believes upon


The Son of God has witness in himself:

He who does not believe in God has made

Him out a liar, for he does not have


Faith in the record God gave of his Son.

11 This is the record: God has given us

Eternal life; this life is in his Son.


12 Whoever has the Son has life; and he

Who does not have the Son of God does not

Have life. 13 These things I’ve written to you who


Believe upon the name of God’s Son; that

You may know that you have eternal life,

And that you may believe upon the name


Of God’s Son: 14 And this is the confidence

We have in him, that, if we ask him for

Anything by his will, he hears us: 15 And


If we know that whatever we may ask,

He hears us, then we know that we possess

What we have asked of him. 16 If any man


Observes his brother sin a sin which is

Not deadly, he should ask, and he will give

Him life for those who do not sin to death.


There is a sin that’s deadly: I don’t say

That he should pray for such a sin. 17 Now all

Unrighteousness is sin: and there is sin


That is not deadly. 18 We know that he does

Not sin who’s born of God; but he who’s born

Of God keeps him from harm: The wicked one


Can’t touch him, 19 and we know that we’re of God,

And that the whole world lies in wickedness.

20 We also know the Son of God has come,


And he has given us an understanding,

So we may know him who is true, and we

Are in him who is true, his Son Christ Jesus.


This is the true God and eternal life.

21 Beloved children, keep yourselves from idols.