That You May Know

1 John 5

13 I write f these things to you who g believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 And this is h the confidence that we have toward him, that i if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and j God 1 will give him life - to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. k There is sin that leads to death; l I do not say that one should pray for that. 17 m All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

18 We know that n everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but o he who was born of God p protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

19 We know that we are from God, and q the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

20 And we know that the Son of God has come and r has given us understanding, so that we may know s him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and t eternal life. 21 Little children, u keep yourselves from idols.

  1. Cross References
    John 20:31
    But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
  2. Cross References
    John 1:12
    But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
  3. Cross References
    1 John 2:28
    And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
    1 John 3:21
    Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God.
    1 John 4:17
    By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
  4. Cross References
    1 John 3:22
    And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
    Proverbs 10:24
    What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
  5. Cross References
    Job 42:8
    Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.
    James 5:15
    And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 12:31 - 32
    Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
    Mark 3:29
    But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin" -
    Luke 12:10
    And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
    Hebrews 6:4 - 6
    For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit.
    Hebrews 10:26
    For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.
  7. Cross References
    Jeremiah 7:16
    As for you, do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with me, for I will not hear you.
    Jeremiah 14:11
    The Lord said to me: "Do not pray for the welfare of this people.
  8. Cross References
    1 John 3:4
    Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
  9. Cross References
    1 John 3:9
    No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.
  10. Cross References
    John 1:18
    No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.
  11. Cross References
    John 17:12
    While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
  12. Cross References
    Luke 4:6
    And said to him, "To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will.
    Galatians 1:4
    Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.
  13. Cross References
    Luke 24:45
    Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
  14. Cross References
    John 17:3
    And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
    Revelation 3:7
    And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: 'The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.
  15. Cross References
    1 John 5:11 - 13
    And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
  16. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 10:7
    Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.
    1 Corinthians 10:14
    Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
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