1 John, chapter 1
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 --
3: that 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 Christ.
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 unrighteousness.
10: If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His
word is not in us.
1 John, chapter
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
9: He who says he is in the light and hates his brother is in the
10: He who loves his brother abides in the light, and in it there
is no cause for stumbling.
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
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
17: And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who
does the will of God abides for ever.
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 are not all 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 the Son.
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
29: If you know that He is righteous, you may be sure that every
one who does right is born of Him.
1 John, chapter
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.
3: And every one who thus hopes in Him purifies himself as He is
4: Every one who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is
5: You know that He appeared to take away sins, and in Him there
is no sin.
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.
11: For this is the message which you have heard from the
beginning, that we should love one another,
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 brethren.
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
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
1 John, chapter
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
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.
10: 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
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.
15: Whoever 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.
17: In 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
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
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 also.
1 John, chapter
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.
4: 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
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
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 His Son.
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 eternal life.
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 mortal.
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.
19: 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.
21: Little children, keep yourselves from idols.