1 John
Chapter 1

1. That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which

we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands handled,

concerning the Word of life

2 (and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and

declare unto you the life, the eternal [life], which was with the Father,

and was manifested unto us);

3 that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye

also may have fellowship with us: yea, and our fellowship is with the

Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ:

4 and these things we write, that our joy may be made full.

5. And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce unto

you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we

lie, and do not the truth:

7 but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship

one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is

not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our

sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is

not in us.

1 John
Chapter 2

1. My little children, these things write I unto you that ye may not sin.

And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the


2 and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but

also for the whole world.

3. And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar,

and the truth is not in him;

5 but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been

perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him:

6 he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he


7. Beloved, no new commandment write I unto you, but an old commandment

which ye had from the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye


8 Again, a new commandment write I unto you, which thing is true in him

and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light

already shineth.

9 He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother, is in the

darkness even until now.

10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is no

occasion of stumbling in him.

11 But he that hateth his brother is in the darkness, and walketh in the

darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because the darkness hath

blinded his eyes.

12. I write unto you, [my] little children, because your sins are forgiven

you for his name's sake.

13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye know him who is from the

beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the evil

one. I have written unto you, little children, because ye know the Father.

14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye know him who 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 evil one.

15 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.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of

the eyes and the vain glory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the


17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth

the will of God abideth for ever.

18. Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist

cometh, even now have there arisen many antichrists; whereby 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 they

might be made manifest that they all are not of us.

20. And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all the


21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because

ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is the liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is

the antichrist, [even] he that denieth the Father and the Son.

23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that

confesseth the Son hath the Father also.

24 As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning.

If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide

in the Son, and in the Father.

25 And this is the promise which he promised us, [even] the life eternal.

26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that would lead

you astray.

27 And as for you, the anointing which ye received of him abideth in you,

and ye need not that any one teach you; but as his anointing teacheth you;

concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught

you, ye abide in him.

28. And now, [my] little children, abide in him; that, if he shall be

manifested, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his


29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one also that

doeth righteousness is begotten of him.

1 John
Chapter 3

1. Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we

should be called children of God; and [such] we are. For this cause the

world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

2 Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest

what we shall be. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like

him; for we shall see him even as he is.

3 And every one that hath this hope [set] on him purifieth himself, even

as he is pure.

4. Every one that doeth sin doeth also lawlessness; and sin is


5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away sins; and in him is no


6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen

him, neither knoweth him.

7 [My] little children, let no man lead you astray: he that doeth

righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous:

8 he that doeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the

beginning. To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy

the works of the devil.

9 Whosoever is begotten of God doeth no sin, because his seed abideth in

him: and he cannot sin, because he is begotten of God.

10 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.

11. For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we

should love one another:

12 not as Cain was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And wherefore

slew he him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

13 Marvel not, brethren, if the world hateth you.

14. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love

the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death.

15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no

murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

16 Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we

ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

17 But whoso hath the world's goods, and beholdeth his brother in need,

and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in


18 [My] Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the

tongue; but in deed and truth.

19 Hereby shall we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our

heart before him:

20. because if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and

knoweth all things.

21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have boldness toward God;

22 and whatsoever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his

commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

23. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his

Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he gave us commandment.

24 And he that keepeth his commandments abideth in him, and he in him.

And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he gave us.

1 John
Chapter 4

1. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they

are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that

Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is

the [spirit] of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and

now it is in the world already.

4. Ye are of God, [my] little children, and have overcome them: because

greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.

5 They are of the world: therefore speak they [as] of the world, and the

world heareth them.

6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he who is not of God

heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of


7. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one

that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

9 Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his

only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent

his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.

11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

12 No man hath beheld God at any time: if we love one another, God

abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us:

13 hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he hath

given us of his Spirit.

14. And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son

[to be] the Saviour of the world.

15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in

him, and he in God.

16 And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is

love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him.

17. Herein is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the

day of judgment; because as he is, even so are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because

fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love.

19 We love, because he first loved us.

20 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, cannot love God whom he hath

not seen.

21 And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his

brother also.


1 John
Chapter 5

1. Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God: and

whosoever loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

2 Hereby 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 grievous.

4 For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world: and this is the

victory that hath overcome the world, [even] our faith.

5 And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that

Jesus is the Son of God?

6. This is he that came by water and blood, [even] Jesus Christ; not with

the water only, but with the water and with the blood.

7 And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the


8 For there are three who bear witness, the Spirit, and the water, and

the blood: and the three agree in one.

9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for

the witness of God is this, that he hath borne witness concerning his Son.

10. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in him: he that

believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he hath not believed in the

witness that God hath borne concerning his Son.

11 And the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and this

life is in his Son.

12 He that hath the life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not the


13 These things have I written unto you, that ye may know that ye have

eternal life, [even] unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God.

14. And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask

anything according to his will, he heareth us:

15 and if we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask, we know that we

have the petitions which we have asked of him.

16 If any man see his brother sinning a sin not unto death, he shall ask,

and [God] will give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a

sin unto death: not concerning this do I say that he should make request.

17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

18. We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was

begotten of God keepeth himself, and the evil one toucheth him not.

19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one.

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an

understanding, that we 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


21 [My] little children, guard yourselves from idols.

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