Vjera u Božjeg Sina
1Tko vjeruje da Isus jest Krist, rođen je od Boga. A tko voli Oca, voli i njegovu djecu. 2Volimo li Božju djecu, znat ćemo po tomu volimo li Boga i vršimo li njegove zapovijedi. 3Jer voljeti Boga znači držati njegove zapovijedi, a to zaista nije teško. 4Tko je rođen od Boga pobjeđuje ovaj zao svijet vjerom u Krista. 5Jer tko će pobijediti svijet ako ne oni koji vjeruju da je Isus Krist Božji Sin?
6On, Isus Krist, došao je kroz vodu i kroz krv; ne samo u vodi već i u vodi i u krvi. I Duh o tome svjedoči jer je Duh istina. 7Tako troje svjedoči: 8Duh, voda i krv, i to se troje slaže. 9Vjerujemo li ljudskom svjedočanstvu, kako ne bismo vjerovali Božjemu. A Bog svjedoči da je Isus njegov Sin. 10Tko vjeruje u Božjega Sina, ima to svjedočanstvo Božje u sebi. Tko ne vjeruje Bogu, naziva Boga lašcem jer ne vjeruje u Božje svjedočanstvo o njegovu Sinu.
11Evo tog svjedočanstva: Bog nam je dao vječni život i taj je život u njegovu Sinu. 12Tko ima Božjeg Sina, ima život; tko nema Božjeg Sina, nema ni života.
13Napisah ovo vama koji vjerujete u ime Sina Božjega da znate da imate vječni život. 14Pouzdajemo se u njega da uslišava što god ga zamolimo u skladu s njegovom voljom. 15A kad znamo da nas u svemu uslišava, znamo i da već imamo ono što smo ga molili.
16Vidi li tko brata da čini grijeh koji nije smrtonosan, neka moli i Bog će takvom bratu dati život. Postoji i smrtonosan grijeh; za nj ne kažem da molite. 17Svaka je nepravda grijeh, ali ima grijeha koji nisu smrtonosni.
18Znamo da nitko tko je rođen od Boga ne živi u grijehu jer Božji Sin takve sigurno čuva i Zli ih ne može dohvatiti. 19Znamo da smo mi Božja djeca, a da je sav svijet u vlasti Zloga. 20Znamo i to da je Krist, Božji Sin, došao i dao nam razum da bismo mogli spoznati Istinitoga. Mi smo u Istinitome, u njegovu Sinu Isusu Kristu. On je istiniti Bog i Život vječni.
21Čuvajte se, djeco moja, idola i svega drugoga što bi u vašim srcima moglo zauzeti Božje mjesto!
1Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 6This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 9If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 10He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 14And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 16If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 18We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may 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 life. 21Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.