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1 John 5:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV)

Obedience by Faith

Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 John 5:1-2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Overcoming the World

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the [a]Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the [b]Father loves the child born of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and [c]follow His commandments.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 5:1 I.e., Messiah
  2. 1 John 5:1 Lit one who has fathered
  3. 1 John 5:2 Lit do
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1 John 5:1-2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Overcoming the World

Everyone who believes [with a deep, abiding trust in the fact] that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) is born of God [that is, reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose], and everyone who loves the Father also loves [a]the child born of Him. By this we know [without any doubt] that we love the children of God: [expressing that love] when we love God and obey His commandments.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 5:1 This could refer either to other born-again believers or to Jesus.
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1 John 5:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Faith in the Incarnate Son of God

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.

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1 John 5:4-5 New King James Version (NKJV)

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—[a]our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 5:4 M your
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1 John 5:4-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

For [a]whoever has been born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.

Who is the one who overcomes the world, but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 5:4 Lit everything that
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1 John 5:4-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)

For [a]everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God].

Who is the one who is victorious and overcomes the world? It is the one who believes and recognizes the fact that Jesus is the Son of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 5:4 Lit everything that is. John uses the Greek neuter to underscore the fact that everyone who has been born again, regardless of gender or age, is victorious over the world.
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1 John 5:4-5 New International Version (NIV)

for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

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1 John 5:8 New King James Version (NKJV)

And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

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1 John 5:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

[a]the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are [b]in agreement.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 5:8 A few late mss add ...in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth, the Spirit
  2. 1 John 5:8 Lit for the one thing
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1 John 5:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three are in agreement [their testimony is perfectly consistent].

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1 John 5:8 New International Version (NIV)

the[a] Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 5:8 Late manuscripts of the Vulgate testify in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth: the (not found in any Greek manuscript before the fourteenth century)
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1 John 5:10 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.

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1 John 5:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.

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1 John 5:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 The one who believes in the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies confidently on Him as Savior] has the testimony within himself [because he can speak authoritatively about Christ from his own personal experience]. The one who does not believe God [in this way] has made Him [out to be] a liar, because he has not believed in the evidence that God has given regarding His Son.

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1 John 5:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.

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