First John
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1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God, and whoever loves Him who gives birth, loves him also who is born of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and do His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that has overcome the world, our faith! 5 And who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

6 He is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not in the water only, but in the water and in the blood. 7 And it is the Spirit who is testifying, because the Spirit is the truth. 8 For there are three who are testifying: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood, and the three agree as one. 9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is God's testimony, that He has testified concerning His Son! 10 The one believing in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. The one not believing God, has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has testified concerning His Son. 11 And the testimony is this, that God gives 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.

13 I have written these things to you so you may know that you have eternal life -- to the ones who believe in the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have before Him, that if we ask something according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us when we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.

16 If anyone sees his brother sinning a non-deadly sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those who are committing non-deadly sins. There is deadly sin. I am not saying that you should ask concerning that. 17 All unrighteousness is sin. But there is non-deadly sin.

18 We know that anyone having been born of God does not continue sinning, but He who is born of God watches over him, and the evil one does not have a hold on him. 19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world is found in the evil one. 20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding that we might 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 Little children, be careful to avoid idols.

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