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                                                  1 John 1


1 We proclaim to you that which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our own eyes, that which we looked at, and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life. 

2 The life was revealed, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was revealed to us.

3 That which we have seen and heard we proclaim to you too, that you also may have fellowship with us.  And our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 

4 We write these things, so that our joy may be complete. 

This is the message we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 

6 If we claim 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 cleanses us from all sin. 

8 If we claim 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 just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

10 If we claim that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 

                                                  1 John 2


1 My dear children, I write these things to you so that you will not sin. But if any one does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.   

2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 

3 By this we know that we know him, if we obey his commandments. 

4 When someone claims “I know him,” but does not obey his commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.   

5 But whoever obeys his word, in him the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in him. 

6 The one who claims to abide in him ought also to walk even as he walked. 

7 Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning, the old commandment is the word which you already heard. 

8 Yet, I write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. 

9 The one who claims he is in the light and hates his brother, is still in the darkness even until now. 

10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause of stumbling in him. 

11 But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 

12         I write to you, my dear children,

                        because your sins are forgiven because of his name. 

13         I write to you, fathers,
                        because you know him who has been from the beginning.

            I write to you, young people,

                        because you have overcome the evil one.

            I write to you, little children,

                        because you know the Father. 

14         I write to you, fathers,

                        because you know him who has been from the beginning.

            I write to you, young people,

                        because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you,

                        and you have overcome the evil one. 


15 Do not love the world, or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the arrogance based on possessions, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 

17 Now the world is passing away, and its lusts, but the one who does the will of God abides forever. 


18 Little children, it is the last hour, and as you heard the antichrist is coming.  Even now many antichrists have already arisen.  This is how we know that it is the last hour. 

19 They went out from us, but they were not really of us, for if they had been part of us, they would have continued with us.  But they left us proving that they did not belong with us. 

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. 

21 I have not written to you because you do not know not the truth, but because you know it, and you know no lie comes from the truth. 

22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? This is the antichrist:  the one who denies the Father and the Son. 

23 Whoever denies the Son, does not have the Father.  Whoever confesses the Son also has the Father. 

24 As for you, let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides, in you, you also will abide in the Son, and in the Father. 

25 And this is the promise that he promised us:  life eternal. 

26 These things have I written to you concerning those who would lead you astray. 

27 Now as for you, the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you.  But his anointing teaches you about all things, and is true, and is not a lie.  Just as you were taught, abide in him. 


28 And now, my dear children, abide in him, so that when he appears, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 

29 If you know that he is righteous, you also know that everyone who does righteousness has been born of him. 

                                                  1 John 3


1 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called God’s children.  And so we are!  For this reason the world does not know us because it did not know him. 

2 Dear friends, now we are God’s children, and what we will be has not yet been revealed.  We know that, when he appears we will be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 

3 Everyone that has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.

4 Everyone who practices sin breaks the law, for sin is lawlessness. 

5 You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 

6 Whoever abides in him does not continue sinning, whoever sins has not seen him or known him. 

7 My dear children, let no one deceive you. Whoever does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.   

8 The one who practices sin is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 

9 Whoever is born of God will not continue sinning, because God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 

10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are revealed, whoever does not do righteousness or love his brother is not of God. 

For this is the message which you heard from the beginning:  we should love one another. 

12 Not as Cain who was from the evil one, and murdered his brother. Why did he kill him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 

13 Do not be surprised brothers, if the world hates you. 

14 We know that we have crossed over from death to life, because we love our brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 

15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 

16 This is how we know love:  he laid down his life for us.  So we also ought to lay down our lives for each other. 

17 But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts off his compassion from him, how does the love of God abide in such a one? 

18 My dear children, let us not love in word, or with the tongue, but in deed and truth. 

19 By this we will know that we are of the truth, and will assure our hearts when we stand before him. 

20 Even if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows everything. 

21 Dear friends, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God, 

22 and we will receive from him whatever we ask for, because we obey his commandments and do the things that please him. 

23 This is his commandment: that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 

24 Whoever keeps God’s commandments abides in him, and he in him. By this we know that he abides in us, because of the Spirit which he gave us. 

                                                  1 John 4


1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 

2 By this you will know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is from God, 

3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God.  This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and is now already in the world.

4 You are from God, my dear children, and have conquered them, because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. 

5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world’s perspective, and the world listens to them. 

6 We are from God.  The one who knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us.  By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of deception. 

Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.

8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 

9 By this the love of God was revealed in us, that God sent his only Son into the world that we might live through him. 

10 This is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 

11 Dear friends, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 

12 No one has seen God at any time.  If we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us. 

13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us his Spirit. 

14 And we have seen and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. 

15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 

16 We have come to know and believe the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 

17 By this is love made perfect among us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because just as Jesus is, so we also are in this world. 

18 There is no fear in love.  But perfect love casts out fear, because fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been made perfect in love. 

19 We love because he first loved us. 

20 If anyone claims, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar, because the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. 

21 This commandment have we from him:  that he who loves God must also love his brother. 

                                                  1 John 5


1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father also loves the one who is born from him. 

2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 

3 For this is the love of God:  that we keep his commandments--and his commandments are not burdensome.  

4 Whoever is born of God conquers the world.  This is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith. 

5 Who is the one who conquered the world?  The one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 

6 This is he who came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood.  It is the Spirit that testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

7  For there are three who bear witness:

8 the Spirit, and the water, and the blood, and the three are in agreement. 

9 If we accept human testimony, the testimony of God is greater, for the testimony of God is what he has testified concerning his Son. 

10 He who believes on the Son of God has the testimony in him.  He who does not believe God makes him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. 

11 The testimony is this:  God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 

12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 

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

14 This is the confidence which we have before him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us. 

15 If we know that he listens to us for whatever we ask, then we know that we have the requests which we have asked for from him. 

16 If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin not leading to death, he should ask, and God will give him life for the one whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death.  I do not say that one should make request concerning this. 

17 All unrighteousness is sin.  But there is a sin that does not lead to death. 

18 We know that whoever is born of God does not practice sin; but God protects the one from God, and the evil one cannot touch him. 

19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies under the control of the evil one. 

20 We know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding, that we may know him who is true.  And we are in him who is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life. 

21 My dear children, guard yourselves from idols.