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little children, and have overcome them: because greater 5 is he that is in you than he that is in the world.


are of the world: therefore speak they as of the world, 6) and the world heareth them. "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 error.


Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and know8 eth God. "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for (9) God is love. "Herein was the love of God manifested

in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the 10 world, that we might live through him. "Herein is love,


not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his 11) Son to be the propitiation for our sins. "Beloved, if God 12 so loved us, we also ought to love one another. "No man hath beheld God at any time: if we love one another, God abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us: "hereby know we that we abide in him, and he in us, because he 14 hath given us of his Spirit. "And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world, "Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in 16 God. "And we know and have believed the love which God hath 1in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him.




is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement; because as he is, even so are we 18 in this world. "There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he (19 that feareth is not made perfect in love. "We love, be(20 cause he first loved us. "If a man say, I love God, and a liar: for he that loveth not his 'Or, in our case

hateth his brother, he is

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brother whom he hath seen, 1 cannot love God whom he hath not seen. "And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.



Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God: and whosoever loveth him that begat loveth 2 him also that is begotten of him. "Hereby we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and do his commandments. "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not 4 grievous. "For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, even our faith. "And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son +6 of God? "This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the *(7 water and with the blood. "And it is the Spirit that *(8 beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth. "For there are three who bear witness, the Spirit, and the wa9) ter, and the blood: and the three agree in one. "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 10 concerning his Son. "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 11) the witness that God hath borne concerning his Son. "And the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and (12 this life is in his Son. "He that hath the Son hath the life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not the life. These things have I written unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, even unto you that believe on the 14 name of the Son of God. "And this is the boldness which 1 Many ancient authorities read how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 2 Gr. in.


A. V.-20 | how can | (he).- -CH. V. I born..every one that; 2 By this.. | keep | ; 4 born..overcometh; 6; 7 that..record [in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.]; 8 [And there are three that bear witness in earth]..these; 9 | which |..testified of: 10 | himself |..believeth..record..gave of ; II record.. hath given to 12 (and); 13 [that believe on the name of the Son of God].. [and].. ye may]; 14 confidence that.


we have toward him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: "and if we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions (16) which we have asked of him. "If any man see his brother sinning a sin not unto death, 1he shall ask, and God will give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is 2a sin unto death: not concerning this do I say that he should make request. request. "All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.




We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was begotten of God keepeth him, and the evil one toucheth him not. "We know that we are (20 of God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one. "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. (21 This is the true God, and eternal life. "My little children, guard yourselves from idols.

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THE elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all they that know the truth; "for the truth's sake which abideth in us, (3) and it shall be with us for ever: 'Grace, mercy, peace shall be with us, from God the Father, and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.


I rejoice greatly that I have found certain of thy children walking in truth, even as we received commandment 5) from the Father. "And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one an(6) other. "And this is love, that we should walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, even as ye 7 heard from the beginning, that ye should walk in it. "For many deceivers are gone forth into the world, even they that confess not that Jesus Christ cometh in the flesh. 8 This is the deceiver and the antichrist. "Look to yourselves, that ye 'lose not the things which we have (9 wrought, but that ye receive a full reward. "Whosoever 3goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ, hath not God: he that abideth in the teaching, the same hath both the Father and the Son. "If any one cometh unto you, and bringeth not this teaching, receive him not II into your house, and give him no greeting: "for he that giveth him greeting partaketh in his evil works.


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Having many things to write unto you, I would not write them with paper and ink: but I hope to come unto you, and to speak face to face, that your joy may be ful"The children of thine elect sister salute thee.


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