Saturday, May 10, 2008

Verses from 1 John

As I read in 1 John this morning, a great many verses stood out to me, encouraged me and convicted my heart. Even though 1 John is one of the smallest books in the Bible, it has in it a great deal of encouragement to the believer in Christ, much teaching regarding how we are to live in this present age and also about the blessed hope we have - salvation in Jesus Christ with the promise of eternal life.

Below is a small sampling of the verses, and they are shared with the thought that they may also be a blessing to you all. (Note: I am currently reading in an interlinear New Testament and decided to use the literal translation when sharing the verses here. The words in brackets are those that are not in the Greek, but have been added in by the translator to make it understandable for those accustomed to the English language. Greek is read and formatted much differently than English!).

". . . but whoever keeps the word of Him, truly in this man the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him. The [one] saying in Him to remain ought as that [one] (Christ) walked also [him]self so to walk." 1 John 2:5-6

"Love ye not the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; because all which[is] in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vainglory of life, is not of the Father, but of the world is." 1 John 2:15-16

"By this we have known love, because that one (meaning Christ) on behalf of us the life of Him laid down; and we ought on behalf of the brothers the(our) lives to lay down." 1 John 3:16

"Everyone believing that Jesus is the Christ has been begotten of God, and everyone loving the [one] begetting loves the [one] having been begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, whenever we love God and we do the commandments of Him. For this is the love of God, in order that we keep the commandments of Him; and the commandments of Him heavy are not, because everything having been begotten of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory overcoming the world, the faith of us. And who is the [one] overcoming the world except the [one] believing that Jesus is the Son of God?" 1 John 5:1-5

"These things I wrote to you in order that ye may know that ye have eternal life, to the [ones] believing in the name of the Son of God." 1 John 5:13

-Posted by Sarah

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