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] That which was from the beginning, which we have
heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our
hands have handled, of the Word of life;
] (For the life was
manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that
eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto
] That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that
ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the
Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
] And these things write we
unto you, that your joy may be full.
] This then is the message
which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him
is no darkness at all.
] If we say that we have fellowship with him,
and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
] But if we walk
in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and
the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
] If we
say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in
] If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
] If we say
that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
] My little children, these things write I unto you,
that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous:
] And he is the propitiation for our sins: and
not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the
truth is not in him.
] But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is
the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he
] Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old
commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word
which ye have heard from the beginning.
] Again, a new commandment I
write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is
past, and the true light now shineth.
] He that saith he is in the
light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of
stumbling in him.
] But he that hateth his brother is in darkness,
and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness
hath blinded his eyes.
] I write unto you, little children, because
your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
] I write unto you,
fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you,
young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little
children, because ye have known the Father.
] I have written unto
you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have
written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth
in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
] Love not the world,
neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of
the Father is not in him.
] 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.
] And the world passeth away, and the
lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall
come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last
] They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they
had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out,
that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know
it, and that no lie is of the truth.
] Who is a liar but he that
denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and
] Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father:
(but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that
which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall
continue in the Son, and in the Father.
] And this is the promise
that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
] These things have I
written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
] But the
anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any
man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is
truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in
] And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall
appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his
] If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one
that doeth righteousness is born of him.
] Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed
upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth
us not, because it knew him not.
] Beloved, now are we the sons of
God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he
shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is
] Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin
is the transgression of the law.
] And ye know that he was
manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known
] Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth
righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
] He that
committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For
this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of
] Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his
seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of
] In this the children of God are manifest, and the children
of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that
loveth not his brother.
] For this is the message that ye heard
from the beginning, that we should love one another.
] Not as Cain,
who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him?
Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
] We know that we
have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth
not his brother abideth in death.
] Whosoever hateth his brother is
a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in
] Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his
life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth
up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in
] My little children, let us not love in word, neither in
tongue; but in deed and in truth.
] And hereby we know that we are
of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
] For if our
heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all
] Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we
confidence toward God.
] And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him,
because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his
] And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the
name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us
] And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in
him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit
which he hath given us.
] Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the
spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into
] Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that
confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not
of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it
should come; and even now already is it in the world.
] Ye are of
God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in
you, than he that is in the world.
] They are of the world:
therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not
us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth
is born of God, and knoweth God.
] He that loveth not knoweth not
God; for God is love.
] In this was manifested the love of God
toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we
might live through him.
] Herein is love, not that we loved God,
but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our
] Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one
] No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one
another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of
] And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent
the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
] Whosoever shall confess
that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he
that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
] Herein is
our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because
as he is, so are we in this world.
] There is no fear in love; but
perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not
made perfect in love.
] We love him, because he first loved
] If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a
liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God
whom he hath not seen?
] And this commandment have we from him,
That he who loveth God love his brother also.
] Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born
of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is
begotten of him.
] By this we know that we love the children of God,
when we love God, and keep his commandments.
] For this is the love
of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not
] For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and
this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of
] This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ;
not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth
witness, because the Spirit is truth.
] For there are three that
bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three
] And there are three that bear witness in earth, the
spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in
] If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is
greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his
] He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in
himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth
not the record that God gave of his Son.
] And this is the record,
that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his
] He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son
of God hath not life.
] These things have I written unto you that
believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal
life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according
to his will, he heareth us:
] And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of
] If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto
death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto
death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for
] All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto
] We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he
that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him
] And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in
] And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath
given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him
that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal
] Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.