1: That which was from the beginning, which we have
heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched
with our hands, concerning the word of life --
2: the life was made
manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life
which was with the Father and was made manifest to us --
which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have
fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus
4: And we are writing this that our joy may be complete.
5: This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you,
that God is light and in him is no darkness at all.
6: If we say we
have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live
according to the truth;
7: but if we walk in the light, as he is in
the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son
cleanses us from all sin.
8: If we say 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, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all
10: If we say we have not sinned, we make him a
liar, and his word is not in us.
1: My little children, I am writing this to you so
that you may not sin; but if any one does sin, we have an advocate with the
Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
2: and he is the expiation for
our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
3: And by this we may be sure that we know him, if we keep his
4: He who says "I know him" but disobeys his
commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
5: but whoever
keeps his word, in him truly love for God is perfected. By this we may be sure
that we are in him:
6: he who says he abides in him ought to walk in
the same way in which he walked.
7: Beloved, I am writing you no new
commandment, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning; the old
commandment is the word which you have heard.
8: Yet I am writing you
a new commandment, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is
passing away and the true light is already shining.
9: He who says he
is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness still.
He who loves his brother abides in the light, and in it there is no cause for
11: But he 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 am writing to you, little children,
because your sins are forgiven for his sake.
13: I am writing to you,
fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you,
young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children,
because you know the Father.
14: I write to you, fathers, because you
know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, 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 in the world. If any one
loves the world, love for 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 pride of
life, is not of the Father but is of the world.
17: And the world
passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides for
18: Children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that
antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that
it is the last hour.
19: They went out from us, but they were not of
us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went
out, that it might be plain that they all are not of us.
20: But you
have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all know.
21: I write to
you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and know
that no lie is of the truth.
22: Who is the liar but he who denies
that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and
23: No one who denies the Son has the Father. He who
confesses the Son has the Father also.
24: Let what you heard from
the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you,
then you will abide in the Son and in the Father.
25: And this is
what he has promised us, eternal life.
26: I write this to you about
those who would deceive you;
27: but the anointing which you received
from him abides in you, and you have no need that any one should teach you; as
his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie, just as
it has taught you, abide in him.
28: And now, little children, abide
in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him
in shame at his coming.
29: If you know that he is righteous, you may
be sure that every one who does right is born of him.
1: See what love the Father has given us, that we
should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does
not know us is that it did not know him.
2: Beloved, we are God's
children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he
appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
Every one who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
5: You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is
6: No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either
seen him or known him.
7: Little children, let no one deceive you. He
who does right is righteous, as he is righteous.
8: He who commits
sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The reason the
Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
9: No one
born of God commits sin; for God's nature abides in him, and he cannot sin
because he is born of God.
10: By this it may be seen who are the
children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not do
right is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother.
this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love
12: and not be like Cain who was of the evil one and
murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil
and his brother's righteous.
13: Do not wonder, brethren, that the
world hates you.
14: We know that we have passed out of death into
life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
15: Any one who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no
murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
16: By this we know love,
that he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the
17: But if any one has the world's goods and sees his
brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in
18: Little children, let us not love in word or speech but in
deed and in truth.
19: By this we shall know that we are of the
truth, and reassure our hearts before him
20: whenever our hearts
condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
21: Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence
22: and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we
keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
23: And this is his
commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love
one another, just as he has commanded us.
24: All who keep his
commandments abide in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in
us, by the Spirit which he has given us.
1: Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test
the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone
out into the world.
2: By this you know the Spirit of God: every
spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,
3: and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. This
is the spirit of antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and now it
is in the world already.
4: Little children, you are of God, and have
overcome them; for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
5: They are of the world, therefore what they say is of the world,
and the world listens to them.
6: We are of God. Whoever knows God
listens to us, and he who is not of God does not listen to us. By 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 he who loves is born of God and knows God.
8: He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.
9: In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent
his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to
be the expiation for our sins.
11: Beloved, if God so loved us, we
also ought to love one another.
12: No man has ever seen God; 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 of his own Spirit.
14: And we have seen and testify that the
Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world.
confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
16: So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and
he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of
judgment, because as he is so are we in this world.
18: There is no
fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with
punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love.
19: We love,
because he first loved us.
20: If any one says, "I love God," and
hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he
has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
21: And this
commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should love his brother
1: Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ
is a child of God, and every one who loves the parent loves the child.
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.
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that
overcomes the world, our faith.
5: Who is it that overcomes the world
but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
6: This is he who
came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the
water and the blood.
7: And the Spirit is the witness, because the
Spirit is the truth.
8: There are three witnesses, the Spirit, the
water, and the blood; and these three agree.
9: If we receive the
testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of
God that he has borne witness to his Son.
10: He who believes in the
Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who does not believe God has made
him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne to
11: And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal
life, and this life is in his Son.
12: He who has the Son has life;
he who has not the Son of God has not life.
13: I write this to you
who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have
14: And this is the confidence which we have in him,
that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
15: And if
we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the
requests made of him.
16: If any one sees his brother committing what
is not a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin
is not mortal. There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray
17: All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin which is not
18: We know that any one born of God does not sin, but He who
was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
We know that we are of God, and the whole world is in the power of the evil one.
20: And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us
understanding, to 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.
children, keep yourselves from idols.