凡信耶穌是基督的、都是從 神而生．凡愛生他之 神的、也必愛從 神生的。
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
我們若愛 神、又遵守他的誡命、從此就知道我們愛 神的兒女。
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
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 he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
This is the one who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
For there are three that testify:
the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
我們既領受人的見證、 神的見證更該領受了．〔該領受原文作大〕因 神的見證、是為他兒子作的。
We accept man's testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son.
信 神兒子的、就有這見證在他心裡．不信 神的、就是將 神當作說謊的．因不信 神為他兒子作的見證。
Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
人有了 神的兒子就有生命．沒有 神的兒子就沒有生命。
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
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.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him.
If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that.
All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
我們知道凡從 神生的必不犯罪．從 神生的必保守自己、〔有古卷作那從 神生的必保護他〕那惡者也就無法害他。
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
我們也知道 神的兒子已經來到、且將智慧賜給我們、使我們認識那位真實的、我們也在那位真實的裡面、就是在他兒子耶穌基督裡面。這是真 神、也是永生。
We know also 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--even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.