Modern Literal Version

[1 John 5]

     5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born from God and everyone who loves* the one who fathered us, also loves* the one who has been born from him. 5:2 We know in this that we love* the children of God, whenever we love* God and whenever we keep his commandments. 5:3 For* this is the love* of God, in order that we should keep his commandments and his commandments are not burdensome. 5:4 Because everyone who has been born from God is overcoming the world and this is the victory, our faith, that overcame the world. 5:5 Who is he who overcomes the world, if not he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 5:6 This is he who came through water and bloodС Jesus Christ; not only in the water, but in the water and in the blood. And it is the Spirit who is testifying, because the Spirit is the truth. 5:7 Because there are three who are testifying, 5:8{T} the Spirit and the water and the blood and the three are into the one{i.e. agree}. 5:9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, because the testimony of God is this: that he has testified concerning 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 testified concerning his Son. 5:11 And the testimony is this, that God gave to us everlasting life and this life is in his Son. 5:12 He who has the Son, has life; he who does not have the Son of God, does not have the life.

     5:13 I wrote these things to you* who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you*may know that you* have everlasting life, and in order that you* may believe in the name of the Son of God. 5:14 And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us; 5:15 and if we know that he hears us whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from him.

     5:16 If anyone sees his brother sinning {F} a sin not to death, he will ask and God will be giving him life for those who are not sinning to death. There is {F} a sin to death. I do not say that* he should ask concerning that. 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin and there is sin not leading to death.

     {Footnotes: 1Jn 5:16a, or: a sin not leading to death. 1Jn 5:16b- Or: a sin leading to death.}

     5:18 We know that everyone who has been born from God is not sinning, but he who was born from God guards himself and the evil one does not touch him. 5:19 We know that we are from God and the whole world lays in the evil one. 5:20 Now we know that the Son of God has come and has given us perception, in order that we might know the true one and we are in the true one, that is,in his son, Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and the everlasting life. 5:21 Guard* yourselves from idols, my little-children. Amen.

{{ Introduction to 2 John 67-70 AD

    The author describes himself as 'the elder.' Maybe to describe his age or his position as part of the congregation's leadership. The false teachers in verse 7 are the same as those referred to in 1 John. John wants to forewarn his readers against the infiltration of error, and the apostle wants his readers to have Christian hospitality. However, John still must warn against receiving and aiding any false teacher (2 John 10, 11). Do not even greet them.}}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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