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1 John 5 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Faith in the Son of God
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:1 - Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ[fn] has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:2 - We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:3 - Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:4 - For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:5 - And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:6 - And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross[fn]—not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:7 - So we have these three witnesses[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:8 - the Spirit, the water, and the blood—and all three agree.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:9 - Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. And God has testified about his Son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:10 - All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t believe what God has testified about his Son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:11 - And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:12 - Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:13 - I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:14 - And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:15 - And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:16 - If you see a Christian brother or sister[fn] sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:17 - All wicked actions are sin, but not every sin leads to death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:18 - We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:19 - We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:20 - And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God.[fn] And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:21 - Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.[fn]
NLT Footnotes
Or the Messiah.
Greek This is he who came by water and blood.
A few very late manuscripts add in heaven—the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And we have three witnesses on earth.
Greek a brother.
Greek the one who is true.
Greek keep yourselves from idols.

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