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is begotten of God. 10 In this the 10 In this the children of God are mani-
children of God are manifest, and fest, and the children of the devil. Who-
the children of the devil: whosoever soever is not just, is not of God, nor he
doeth not righteousness is not of that loveth not his brother.
God, neither he that loveth not his 11 For this is the declaration, which you
brother. II For this is the mes- have heard from the beginning, that you
sage which ye heard from the begin- should love one another.
ning, that we should love one an- 12 Not as Cain, who was of the wicked
other: 12 not as Cain was of the one, and killed his brother. And where-
evil one, and slew his brother. And fore did he kill him? Because his own
wherefore slew he him? Because works were wicked: and his brother's just.
his works were evil, and his broth- 13 Wonder not, brethren, if the world
er's righteous.

13 Marvel not, brethren, if the 14 We know that we have passed from world hateth you.

14 We know death to life, because we love the breththat we have passed out of death ren. He that loveth not, abideth in into life, because we love the breth- death. ren. He that loveth not abideth in 15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a death. 15 Whosoever hateth his murderer. And you know that no murbrother is a murderer: and ye know derer hath eternal life abiding in himself. that no murderer hath eternal life 16 In this we have known the charity abiding in him. 16 Hereby know we of God, because he hath laid down his love, because he laid down his life life for us: and we ought to lay down for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. our lives for the brethren. 17 But 17 He that hath the substance of this whoso hath the world's goods, and world, and shall see his brother in need, beholdeth his brother in need, and and shall shut up his bowels from him: shutteth up his compassion from how doth the charity of God abide in him? him, how doth the love of God abide 18 My little children, let us not love in in him? 18 My little children, let word, nor in tongue, but in deed, and in us not love in word, neither with truth. the tongue; but in deed and truth. 19 In this we know that we are of the 19 Hereby shall we know that we truth: and in his sight shall persuade our are of the truth, and shall assure

hearts. our heart before him: 20 because if 20 For if our heart reprehend us, God is our

heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all greater than our heart, and know- things. eth all things. 21 Beloved, if our 21 Dearly beloved, if our heart do not heart condemn us not, we have bold- reprehend us, we have confidence towards ness toward God; 22 and whatsoever we ask we receive of him, be- 22 And whatsoever we shall ask, we

we keep his commandments shall receive of him: because we keep and do the things that are pleasing his commandments, and do those things in his sight. 23 And this is his which are pleasing in his sight. commandment, that we should be- 23 And this is his commandment, that lieve in the name of his Son Jesus

we should believe in the name of his Son Christ, and love one another, even

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

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he hath given commandment unto us. And he that keepeth his command- 24 And he that keepeth his commandments abideth in him, and he in ments, abideth in him, and he in him. him. And hereby we know that he And in this we know that he abideth in abideth in us, by the Spirit which us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. he gave us.

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spirit, but prove the spirits,

whether they are of God: because try the spirits whether they are of many false prophets are gone out God: because many false prophets are into the world. 2 Hereby know ye gone out into the world.

the Spirit of God: every spirit 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: which confesseth that Jesus Christ Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus is come in the flesh is of God: 3 and Christ is come in the flesh is of God: every spirit which confesseth not

3 And every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye not of God: and this is that spirit of anti- have heard that it cometh; and now christ, whereof ye have heard that it it is in the world already. 4 Ye should come; and even now already is it are of God, my little children, in the world.

and have overcome them: because 4 Ye are of God, little children, and greater is he that is in you than have overcome them: because greater is he that is in the world. 5 They are he that is in you, than he that is in the of the world: therefore speak they world.

as of the world, and the world hear5 They are of the world: therefore eth them. 6 We are of God: he speak they of the world, and the world that knoweth God heareth us; he heareth them.

who is not of God heareth us not. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth By this we know the spirit of truth, God heareth us; le that is not of God and the spirit of error. heareth not us. Hereby know we the 7 Beloved, let us love one anspirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

other: for love is of God; and every 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for one that loveth is begotten of God, love is of God; and every one that loveth and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

not knoweth not God; for God is 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; love. 9 Herein was the love of God for God is love.

manifested in us, that God hath 9 In this was manifested the love of sent his only begotten Son into the God toward us, because that God sent his world, that we might live through only begotten Son into the world, that him. 10 Herein is love, not that we we might live through him.

loved God, but that he loved us, and 10 Herein is love, not that we loved sent his Son to be the propitiation God, but that he loved us, and sent for our sins. II Beloved, if God his Son to be the propitiation for our so loved us, we also ought to love sins.

one another. 12 No man hath be11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we held God at any time: if we love ought also to love one another.

one another, God abideth in us, and 12 No man hath seen God at any time. his love is perfected in us: 13 hereby If we love one another, God dwelleth in know we that we abide in him, and us, and his love is perfected in us. he in us, because he hath given us

13 Hereby know we that we dwell in of his Spirit. 14 And we have behim, and he in us, because he hath given held and bear witness that the Faus of his Spirit.

ther hath sent the Son to be the 14 And we have seen and do testify Saviour of the world. 15 Whosothat the Father sent the Son to be the ever shall confess that Jesus is the Saviour of the world.

Son of God, God abideth in him, 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus and he in God. 16 And we know is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and have believed the love which and he in God.

God hath in us. God is love; and 16 And we have known and believed he that abideth in love abideth in the love that God hath to us. God is God, and God abideth in him. 17 love; and he that dwelleth in love dwell- Herein is love made perfect with us, eth in God, and God in him.

that we may have boldness in the 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that day of judgement; because as we may have boldness in the day of he is, even so are we in this world.

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CHAPTER 4. spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because EARLY many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye of God: because many false prophets are the Spirit of God: every spirit that gone out into the world. confesseth that Jesus Christ is come 2 By this is the spirit of God known. in the Aesh is of God: 3 and every Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus spirit that confesseth not Jesus is Christ is come in the flesh, is of God: not of God: and this is the spirit 3 And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus, of the antichrist, whereof ye have is not of God: and this is Antichrist, of heard that it cometh; and now it is whom you have heard that he cometh, in the world already. 4 Ye are of and he is now already in the world. God, my little children, and have 4 You are of God, little children, and overcome them: because greater is have overcome him. Because greater is he that is in you than he that is in he that is in you, than he that is in the the world. 5 They are of the world: world. therefore speak they as of the world, 5 They are of the world: therefore of and the world heareth them. 6 We the world they speak, and the world hearare of God: he that knoweth God eth them. heareth us; he who is not of God 6 We are of God. He that knoweth heareth us not. By this we know God, heareth us. He that is not of God, the spirit of truth, and the spirit heareth us not. By this we know the of error.

spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7 Beloved, let us love one an- 7 Dearly beloved, let us love one anOther : for love is of God; and every other, for charity is of God. And every one that loveth is begotten of God, one that loveth, is born of God, and and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth knoweth God. not knoweth not God; for God is 8 He that loveth not, knoweth not God: love. 9 Herein was the love of for God is charity. God manifested in us, that God hath 9 By this hath the charity of God apsent his only begotten Son into the peared towards us, because God hath sent world that we might live through his only begotten Son into the world, that him. 10 Herein is love, not that we we may live by him. loved God, but that he loved us, 10 In this is charity: not as though we and sent his Son to be the propitia- had loved God, but because he hath first tion for our sins. II Beloved, if loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiGod so loved us, we also ought to

ation for our sins. love one another. 12 No man hath 11 My dearest, if God hath so loved us; beheld God at any time : if we love we also ought to love one another. one another, God abideth in us, and 12 No man hath seen God at any time. his love is perfected in us: 13 hereby If we love one another, God abideth in we know that we abide in him and us, and his charity is perfected in us. he in us, because he hath given us 13 In this we know that we abide in of his Spirit. 14 And we have be- him, and he in us: because he hath given held and bear witness that the Fa- us of his spirit. ther hath sent the Son to be the 14 And we have seen, and do testify, Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever that the Father hath sent his Son to be shall confess that Jesus is the Son the Saviour of the world. of God, God abideth in him, and he 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus in God. 16 And we know and have is the Son of God, God abideth in him, believed the love which God hath in and he in God. us. God is love; and he that abid- 16 And we have known, and have beeth in love abideth in God, and God lieved the charity, which God hath to abideth in him. 17 Herein is love God is charity: and he that abideth made perfect with us, that we may in charity, abideth in God, and God in have boldness in the day of judg- him. ment; because as he is, even so are 17 In this is the charity of God perwe in this world. 18 There is no fected with us, that we may have con

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18 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.

19 We love him, 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, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

21 And this coʻnmandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

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

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.

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CHAPTER 5. HOSOEVER believeth that Jesus is is of

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Jesus is the Christ is beevery one that loveth him that begat lov

gotten of God: and whosoever loveth him also that is begotten of him. eth him that begat loveth him also

2 By this we know that we love the that is begotten of him. 2 Hereby children of God, when we love God, and

we know that we love the children keep his commandments.

of God, when we love God, and do 3 For this is the love of God, that we his commandments. 3 For this is keep his commandments: and his com

the love of God, that we keep his mandments are not grievous.

commandments: and his command4 For whatsoever is born of God over

ments are not grievous. cometh the world: and this is the vic

whatsoever is begotten of God overtory that overcometh the world, even our cometh the world : and this is the faith.

victory that hath overcome the 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, world, even our faith. 5 And who but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son

is he that overcometh the world, of God?

but he that believeth that Jesus 6 This is he that came by water and is the Son of God? 6 This is he blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water that came by water and blood, even only, but by water and blood. And it is Jesus Christ; not with the water the Spirit that beareth witness, because only, but with the water and with the Spirit is truth.

the blood. 7 And it is the Spirit 7 For there are three that bear record that beareth witness, because the in heaven, the Father, the Word, and Spirit is the truth. 8 For there are the Holy Ghost: and these three are three who bear witness, the Spirit,

and the water, and the blood : and 8 And there are three that bear wit

the three agree in one. 9 If we ness in earth, the spirit, and the water,

receive the witness of men, the and the blood: and these three agree in

witness of God is greater: for the one.

witness of God is this, that he hath 9 If we receive the witness of men, the borne witness concerning his Son. witness of God is greater: for this is 10 He that believeth on the Son of the witness of God which he hath testified God hath the witness in him: he of his Son.

that believeth not God hath made 10 He that believeth on the Son of him a liar; because he hath not beGod hath the witness in himself: he that lieved in the witness that God hath believeth not God hath made him a liar; borne concerning his Son. 11 And because he believeth not the record that the witness is this, that God gave God gave of his Son.

unto us eternal life, and this life is 11 And this is the record, that God in his Son. 12 He that hath the

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fear in love: but perfect love cast- fidence in the day of judgment: because eth out fear, because fear hath pun- as he is, we also are in this world. ishment; and he that feareth is not 18 Fear is not in charity : but perfect made perfect in love. 19 We love, charity casteth out fear, because fear hath because he first loved us.

20 If a pain. And he that feareth, is not perman say, I love God, and hateth his fected in charity. brother, he is a liar: for he that lov- 19 Let us therefore love God, because eth not his brother whom he hath God first hath loved us. seen, cannot love God whom he hath 20 If any man say, I love God, and not seen, 21. And this command- hateth his brother; he is a liar. For he ment have we from him, that he that loveth not his brother, whom he who loveth God love his brother seeth, how can he love God, whom he also.

seeth not?

21 And this commandment we have from God, that he, who loveth God, love also his brother.

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is gotten of God: and whosoever loy- every one that loveth him who begot, eth him that begat loveth him also loveth him also who is born of him, that is begotten of him. 2 Hereby 2 In this we know that we love the we know that we love the children children of God: when we love God, and of God, when we love God and do keep his commandments. his commandments. 3 For this is 3 For this is the charity of God, that we the love of God, that we keep his keep his commandments: and his comcommandments: and his command- mandments are not heavy. ments are not grievous.

4 For whatsoever is born of God, overwhatsoever is begotten of God over- cometh the world: and this is the viccometh the world: and this is the tory which overcometh the world, our victory that hath overcome the faith. world, even our faith. 5 And who 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, is he that overcometh the world, but but he that believeth that Jesus is the he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? Son of God? 6 This is he that 6 This is he that came by water and came by water and blood, even blood, Jesus Christ: not by water only, Jesus Christ; not with the water but by water and blood. And it is the only, but with the water and with Spirit which testifieth, that Christ is the the blood. 7 And it is the Spirit truth. that beareth witness, because the 7 And there are three who give testiSpirit is the truth. 8 For there are mony in heaven, the Father, the Word, three who bear witness, the Spirit, and the Holy Ghost. And these three and the water, and the blood : and the three agree in one. 9 If we 8 And there are three that give testireceive the witness of men, the wit- mony on earth: the spirit, and the water, ness of God is greater: for the wit- and the blood: and these three are one. ness of God is this, that he hath 9 If we receive the testimony of men, borņe witness concerning his Son. the testimony of God is greater. For this 10 He that believeth on the Son of is the testimony of God, which is greater, God hath the witness in him: he because he hath testified of his Son. that believeth not God hath made 10 He that believeth in the Son of God, him a liar; because he hath not be- hath the testimony

in himself. lieved in the witness that God hath He that believeth not the Son, maketh borne concerning his Son. I And him a liar: because he believeth not in the witness is this, that God gave the testimony which God hath testified unto us eternal life, and this life is of his Son. in his Son. 12 He that hath the 11 And this is the testimony, that God

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