5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God: and whosoever loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God; and whoever loves the Father loves the [child] born of Him.

5:2 Hereby we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and do his commandments.
5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.

5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

5:4 For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, (even) our faith.
5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world-- our faith.

5:5 And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
5:5 And who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, (even) Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with 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 with the blood.

5:7 And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth.
5:7 And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.

5:8 For there are three who bear witness, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and the three agree in one.
5:8 For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

5:9 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 concerning his Son.
5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for the witness of God is this, that He has borne witness concerning His Son.

5:10 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 the witness that God hath borne concerning his Son.
5:10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the witness that God has borne concerning His Son.

5:11 And the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
5:11 And the witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

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

5:13 These things have I written unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, (even) unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God.
5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life.

5:14 And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us:
5:14 And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

5:15 and if we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.
5:15 And if we know that He hears us [in] whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

5:16 If any man see his brother sinning a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and (God) will give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: not concerning this do I say that he should make request.
5:16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not [leading] to death, he shall ask and [God] will for him give life to those who commit sin not [leading] to death. There is a sin [leading] to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.

5:17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
5:17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not [leading] to death.

5:18 We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was begotten of God keepeth himself, and the evil one toucheth him not.
5:18 We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him and the evil one does not touch him.

5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one.
5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in [the power of] the evil one.

5:20 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. 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, in order that we might 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.

5:21 (My) little children, guard yourselves from idols.
5:21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.