But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, * whom we have heard and seen. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God. 3 See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! 8 Yet it is also new. Tools. 1Jo 1:1 - We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. 5 I am writing to remind you, dear friends, [] that we should love one another. 1 John 5 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. 11 And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it. 9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to … Darby Bible Translation 9 Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life[m] is in them. 1 John 1:5 NLT. Cancel. 21 And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.[v]. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. 4 The Word gave life to everything that was created, * and his life brought light to everyone. 1 John 5:20 He is the only true God, and he is eternal life. 10 All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. All rights reserved. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister[r] in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us. 1 John 1:5-10. He existed in the beginning with God. 2 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, [] with five covered porches. 15 Anyone who hates another brother or sister[q] is really a murderer at heart. 5 Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them. 19 We love each other[t] because he loved us first. Change Language {{#items}} For the darkness is disappearing, and the true light is already shining. 15 All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. 1 John 1-5 New Living Translation << 2 Peter 3 | 1 John 1-5 | 2 John 1 >> The Word of Life. Read verse in New Living Translation 13 I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. 17 All wicked actions are sin, but not every sin leads to death. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 13 And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. whom we have heard and seen. He is the Word of life. New Living Translation The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. ; 1:6 Greek a man named John. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 25 And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us. And why did he kill him? 1 John 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. Proverbs 8:23 I was appointed in ages past, at the very first, before the earth began. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. Paragraph. Luke 24:53 And they spent all of their time in the Temple, praising God. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. John 1:14 So the Word became human and made his home among us. 28 And now, dear children, remain in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame. 21 So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. He is the Word of life. 7 Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. 5 This is the message we heard from Jesus * and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. 1 John 4:15 All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. Introduction. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 5 This is the message we heard from Jesus[a] and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. 10 Anyone who loves a fellow believer[e] is living in the light and does not cause others to stumble. a 1:3-4 Or and nothing that was created was created except through him. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. 5 And who can win this battle against the world? 6 God sent a man, John the Baptist, # 1:6 Greek a man named John. Jhn 1:28 - This encounter took place in Bethany, an area east of the Jordan River, where John was baptizing. 20 Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. 4 We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.[b]. 6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. King James Bible And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. 7 Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. 2 This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. 1 We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, # 1:1 Greek What was from the beginning. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. And in him is no darkness at all - No contrary principle. ; 1:14b Or grace and truth; also in 1:17.; 1:16 Or received the grace of Christ rather than the grace of the law; Greek reads received grace upon grace. John 1:5 Parallel Verses. 2 This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is. He is the Word of life. 18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father. because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus. The Word gave life to everything. 7 I say this because many deceivers have gone out into the world. Sign up here! Verse. He is the Word of life. 14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. 4 If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. [f]13 I am writing to you who are mature in the faith[g]    because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.I am writing to you who are young in the faith    because you have won your battle with the evil one.14 I have written to you who are God’s children    because you know the Father.I have written to you who are mature in the faith    because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.I have written to you who are young in the faith    because you are strong.God’s word lives in your hearts,    and you have won your battle with the evil one. 1 In the beginning the Word already existed. 2 He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world. See Isaiah 9:1-2; Matthew 4:16; Acts 26:18; Ephesians 5:8, Ephesians 5:11; Romans 13:12.It refers here to a wicked and ignorant people. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. 3 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. 22 And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him. 26 I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray. 11 Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. 1 In the beginning the Word already existed. All rights reserved. Sadly, mankind didn't respond very well. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 10 So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. 12 No one has ever seen God. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. 12 We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. 16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. New Living Translation (NLT). He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. He is the Word of life. 4 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our … Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness. 24 Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. 9 Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. 1 John 1:5 This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. Compare John 1:1-3. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 2 Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. ; 1:14a Greek became flesh. 9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. Footnotes: 1:3-4 Or and nothing that was created was created except through him. 11 This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ. d 1:14a Greek became flesh. 1 John 1:5. NLT: New Living Translation . That is how we know we are living in him. 3 We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. Version. 9 If anyone claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates a fellow believer,[d] that person is still living in darkness. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word. 1 1 We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 2 This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. 3 But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. 5 This is the message we heard from Jesus * and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. 4 But you belong to God, my dear children. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception. Barnes' Notes on the Bible. b 1:5 Or and the darkness has not understood it. 1 In the beginning the Word already existed. ... (Jhn 1:1–5 ) Tools. 22 And who is a liar? 15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. because you have won your battle with the evil one. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. 3 Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. Living in the Light. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. John 1:1-5 NLT In the beginning the Word already existed. 2 He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. And God has testified about his Son. 3 And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. When they left, it proved that they did not belong with us. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. 1 John 5 Faith in the Son of God 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. 18 Dear children, the last hour is here. 21 Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.[ab]. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? 24 So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. For the Spirit[l] teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning. 27 But you have received the Holy Spirit,[k] and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. [i] Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. 7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. Bible Language English. 1 John 1:5, NASB: "This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all." e 1:14b Or grace and truth; also in 1:17. 5 Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. 7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. 21 Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t believe what God has testified about his Son. 5 And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. 5 This is the message we heard from Jesus[a]and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. 20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. 1 John 1:5-10 NLT. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. What does John 1:5 mean? 6 And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross[x]—not by water only, but by water and blood. Compare the James 1:17 note; John 1:4-5 note; 1 Timothy 6:16 note. John 1:2 He existed in the beginning with God. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. This old commandment—to love one another—is the same message you heard before. 5 This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. John 1:5, CSB: "That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it." Because Cain had been doing what was evil, and his brother had been doing what was righteous. I have written to you who are mature in the faith, I have written to you who are young in the faith. What light is to the natural eye, that God is to the spiritual eye. He is the Word of life. 14 Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. c 1:6 Greek a man named John. 2 This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet[s] acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God. [aa] And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. 23 And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 1 We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning,[ a] whom we have heard and seen. 16 If you see a fellow believer[z] sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. 2 This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. 3 And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure. 3 Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome. John 1:5, NLT: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 5 This is the message we heard from Jesus[a]and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. Red Letter. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1 My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. 1 John 1:5, NLT: "This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all." 15 And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for. This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. 12 I am writing to you who are God’s children    because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts. 5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ[w] has become a child of God. 6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. 18 We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. 16 We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. 13 So don’t be surprised, dear brothers and sisters,[o] if the world hates you. 2 We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments. But a person who has no love is still dead. NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible, Third Edition--soft leather-look, teal (indexed), The Complete Evangelical Parallel Bible KJV, NKJV, NIV & NLTse Hardcover, NLT Study Bible, Personal Size TuTone Leatherlike Brown/Blue, NLT New Believer's Bible - softcover edition, NLT Large-Print Inspire Bible: The Bible for Coloring & Creative Journaling, NLT Large-Print Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition--genuine leather, brown (indexed). We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. Jesus lived the truth of this commandment, and you also are living it. 4 Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. New Living Translation (NLT), Sign up for these short lessons that answer basic questions about the Bible, My First Hands-on Bible--soft leather-look, bold blue, My First Hands-on Bible--soft leather-look, pretty pink, KJV/NLT People's Parallel Bible Burgundy Imitation Leather, NLT One Year Bible Slimline Edition, TuTone Leatherlike Gray/Pink, NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible, Third Edition--soft leather-look, brown, tan, red letter (indexed), NLT Thinline Reference Bible, Filament Enabled Edition--soft leather-look, rustic brown. For there are many false prophets in the world. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony. But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. 5 But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. 9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers[n] does not belong to God. And in him is no darkness at all - This language is much in the manner of John, not only affirming that a thing is so, but guarding it so that no mistake could possibly be made as to what he meant. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here. 1:5 Or and the darkness has not understood it. 8 But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. 2 John 5-7 New Living Translation (NLT). 1 We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning,[a] whom we have heard and seen. 1Jo 1:1. 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