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V.  Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been begotten of God; and every one that loves him who begot, loves also him that has been begotten of him.

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

3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome;

4because all that is begotten of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith.

5Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

6This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus the Christ; not in the water only, but in the water and in the blood. And the Spirit is that which bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.

7For there are three who bear witness; the Spirit, and the water, and the blood;

8and the three agree in the one.

9If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God, that he has borne witness concerning his Son.

10He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself; he that believes not God has made him a liar; because he has not believed in the witness which God has borne concerning his Son.

11And this is the witness, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

12He that has the Son has the life; he that has not the Son of God has not the life.

13These things I wrote to you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, who believe on the name of the Son of God.

14And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

15And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.

16If any one see his brother sin a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and he will give him life,—to those who sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death; for that I do not say that he shall pray.

17All unrighteousness is sin; and there is a sin not unto death.

18We know that every one who has been begotten of God sins not; but he that was begotten of God keeps himself; and the evil one touches him not.

19We know that we are of God, and the whole world is lying in the evil one.

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

21Little children, keep yourselves from the idols.

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