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1 John 5 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Overcoming the World

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Everyone who believes that Jesus is the [fn]Christ has been [fn]born of God, and everyone who loves the [fn]One who gives new birth loves also the one who has been [fn]born of Him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:2 - By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and do His commandments.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:3 - For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:4 - For everything that has been [fn]born of God overcomes the world; and this is the overcoming that has overcome the world—our faith.
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Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:6 - This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not [fn]with the water only, but [fn]with the water and [fn]with the blood. It is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:7 - For there are three that bear witness:
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:8 - [fn]the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are [fn]in agreement.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:9 - If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for the witness of God is this, that He has borne witness about His Son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:10 - The one who believes in the Son of God has this witness in himself. The one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the witness which God has borne witness about His Son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:11 - And the witness is this, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:12 - He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have that life.

That You May Know

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These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:14 - And this is the confidence which we have [fn]before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:15 - And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
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If anyone sees his brother [fn]committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and [fn]God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:17 - All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.
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We know that no one who has been [fn]born of God sins; but He who was [fn]begotten of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:19 - We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:20 - And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
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Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

LSB Footnotes
Or begotten
Lit one who begets
Or begotten
Or begotten
Lit in
Lit in
Lit in
A few late mss add heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth, the Spirit
Lit for the one thing
Lit toward
Lit sinning
Or God will give him life, that is, to those who...
Or begotten
Or born

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