1 aWhoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is bborn of God, and whoever loves the Father cloves the child born of Him. 2 aBy this we know that bwe love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. 3 For athis is the love of God, that we bkeep His commandments; and cHis commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is aborn of God bovercomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith. 5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who abelieves that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is the One who came aby water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is bthe Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are athree that testify: 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 9 aIf we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that bHe has testified concerning His Son. 10 The one who believes in the Son of God ahas the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has bmade Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. 11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us aeternal life, and bthis life is in His Son. 12 aHe who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. 13 aThese things I have written to you who bbelieve in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have ceternal life. 14 This is athe confidence which we have before Him, that, bif we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, awe know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. 16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, ahe shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. bThere is a sin leading to death; cI do not say that he should make request for this. 17 aAll unrighteousness is sin, and bthere is a sin not leading to death. 18 aWe know that bno one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God ckeeps him, and dthe evil one does not etouch him. 19 aWe know that bwe are of God, and that cthe whole world lies in the power of the evil one. 20 And awe know that bthe Son of God has come, and has cgiven us understanding so that we may know dHim who is true; and we eare in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. fThis is the true God and eternal life. 21 aLittle children, guard yourselves from bidols.