5:1 Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God, and every one who loves the parent loves the child.
5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child.

5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.
5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
5:3 For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome,

5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith.
5:4 for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.

5:5 Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
5:5 Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

5:6 This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood.
5:6 This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth.

5:7 And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth.
5:7 There are three that testify:

5:8 There are three witnesses, the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree.
5:8 the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three agree.

5:9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has borne witness to his Son.
5:9 If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son.

5:10 He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne to his Son.
5:10 Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son.

5:11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
5:11 And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who has not the Son of God has not life.
5:12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

5:13 I write this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.
5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

5:14 And this is the confidence which we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
5:14 And this is the boldness we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

5:15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.
5:15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.

5:16 If any one sees his brother committing what is not a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray for that.
5:16 If you see your brother or sister committing what is not a mortal sin, you will ask, and God will give life to such a one--to those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin that is mortal; I do not say that you should pray about that.

5:17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin which is not mortal.
5:17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that is not mortal.

5:18 We know that any one born of God does not sin, but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
5:18 We know that those who are born of God do not sin, but the one who was born of God protects them, and the evil one does not touch them.

5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world is in the power of the evil one.
5:19 We know that we are God's children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one.

5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, to know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.