The First Epistle General of John
HAT which was from the beginning,
which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we
have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of
1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen
it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal
life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto
1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto
you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our
fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus
1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy
may be full.
1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him,
and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no
darkness at all.
1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk
in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus
Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us.
1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a
liar, and his word is not in us.
[ I John: Chapter
1: | Verses: 10 | Words: 247 ]
Y little children, these things
write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have
an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for
ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep
2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his
commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the
love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also
so to walk, even as he walked.
2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but
an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old
commandment is the word which ye have heard from the
2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which
thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past,
and the true light now shineth.
2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his
brother, is in darkness even until now.
2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light,
and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and
walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because
that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
2:12 I write unto you, little children, because your
sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
2:13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known
him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young
men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you,
little children, because ye have known the Father.
2:14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have
known him that 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 wicked one.
2:15 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.
2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of
the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is
not of the Father, but is of the world.
2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye
have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many
antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for
if they had been of us, they would no doubt have
continued with us: but they went out, that they might be
made manifest that they were not all of us.
2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye
know all things.
2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the
truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the
2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the
Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the
2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the
Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the
2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have
heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the
beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the
Son, and in the Father.
2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us,
even eternal life.
2:26 These things have I written unto you
concerning them that seduce you.
2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him
abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as
the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth,
and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide
2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when
he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed
before him at his coming.
2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every
one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
[ I John: Chapter
2: | Verses: 29 | Words: 736 ]
EHOLD, what manner of love the
Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons
of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him
3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not
yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall
appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he
3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth
himself, even as he is pure.
3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law:
for sin is the transgression of the law.
3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our
sins; and in him is no sin.
3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever
sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that
doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the
devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of
God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the
3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for
his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is
born of God.
3:10 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.
3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the
beginning, that we should love one another.
3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and
slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own
works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life,
because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his
brother abideth in death.
3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye
know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because
he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down
our lives for the brethren.
3:17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his
brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of
compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in
3:18 My little children, let us not love in word,
neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
3:19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and
shall assure our hearts before him.
3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than
our heart, and knoweth all things.
3:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then
have we confidence toward God.
3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because
we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing
in his sight.
3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe
on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as
he gave us commandment.
3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in
him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us,
by the Spirit which he hath given us.
[ I John: Chapter
3: | Verses: 24 | Words: 534 ]
ELOVED, believe not every spirit,
but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false
prophets are gone out into the world.
4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that
confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of
4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus
Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that
spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it
should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome
them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in
4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the
world, and the world heareth them.
4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he
that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of
truth, and the spirit of error.
4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of
God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth
4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is
4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us,
because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world,
that we might live through him.
4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he
loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for
4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love
4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one
another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in
4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us,
because he hath given us of his Spirit.
4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father
sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of
God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God
hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth
in God, and God in him.
4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have
boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in
4:18 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.
4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
4:20 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?
4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who
loveth God love his brother also.
[ I John: Chapter
4: | Verses: 21 | Words: 480 ]
HOSOEVER 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.
5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God,
when we love God, and keep his commandments.
5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his
commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even
5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that
believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
5:6 This 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
5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the
Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are
5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the
Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in
5:9 If 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.
5:10 He 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
5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us
eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that
hath not the Son of God hath not life.
5:13 These 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
5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him,
that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth
5:15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask,
we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
5:16 If 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.
5:17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not
5:18 We 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.
5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the
whole world lieth in wickedness.
5:20 And 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.
5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.