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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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1 John 5:1-21

5*  Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born out of God, and everyone who loves the sire loves him who is born from him. 2  It is by this we know that we love God’s children, when we love God and live up to his commandments. 3  For this is the love of God, that we should keep his commandments; and his commandments are not burdensome, 4  because everything that is born out of God comes off victorious over the world; and this is the victory that has come off victorious over the world, our faith. 5  And who is it that is victorious over the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 6  This is the one that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not in the water only but in the water and in the blood; and the Spirit is what testifies, because the Spirit is the truth— 7  because it is three who testify, 8*  the Spirit and the water and the blood, and the three concur. 9*  If we receive men’s testimony, God’s testimony is superior; because this is God’s testimony, that he has testified about his Son. 10  He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in him. He who does not believe God has made a liar of him because he has not believed in the testimony God has borne about his Son. 11  And this is the testimony, that God has given us eternal life and this life is in his Son. 12  He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. 13  I have written these things to you in order that you may know that you have eternal life, to you who believe in the name of the Son of God. 14*  And this is the confidence we have for coming to him, that if we ask anything in accordance with his will he hears us; 15*  and if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the things we have asked him for. 16*  If one sees his brother sinning, a sin not for death, he shall ask and give life to him, to those who are sinning not for death. There is such a thing as a sin for death; it is not as to that that I say he is to solicit. 17  Every wrong act is a sin, and there is such a thing as a sin not for death. 18  We know that anyone who has been born out of God does not sin, but he who was born out of God keeps him and the Evil One does not touch him. 19  We know that we belong with God; and the world is all lying in the Evil One; 20  but we know that the Son of God has come and has given us a mind to know the True One; and we are in the True One, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21  Children, guard yourselves against the idols.


5:1 Var. loves also him
5:8 Lit. the three are to the one thing
5:9 Lit. is greater
5:14 Lit. the confidence we have to him
5:15 Lit. we have the requests we have asked from him
5:16 Or shall ask and he will give life to him