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First Epistle of Yahchanan

The First Epistle General of Yahchanan [John]

Chapter 1

1 That which was from the beginning, that which we heard, that which we saw with our eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands handled, concerning the Word of Life.

2 The Life was manifested. We saw, bear witness, and declare to you the Life, the eternal Life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us.

3 That which we saw and heard we declare to you also, that you also may have fellowship with us. Yea, our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Yahushua the Messiyah [not: Jesus the Christ]

4 These things we write, that our joy may be made full.

5 This is the message we heard from Him and announce unto you: Yahwah is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say we have fellowship with Him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and not do the truth.

7 If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Yahushua His Son cleanses us from all sin.

8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.

Chapter 2

1 My little children, I write these things to you that you may not sin. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Yahushua the Messiyah the righteous.

2 He is the propitiation for our sins, not for ours only, but also for the whole world.

3 By this we know that we know Him: if we keep His commandments.

4 He who says: I know Him; and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5 Whoever keeps His word, in him verily has the love of Yahwah been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.

6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.

7 Beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard.

8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shines.

9 He who says he is in the light, yet hates his brother, is in the darkness even until now.

10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him.

11 He who hates his brother is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know where he goes, because the darkness blinds his eyes.

12 I write to you, my little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His Name's sake.

13 I write to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you overcame the evil one. I write to you, little children, because you know the Father.

14 I write to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, the Word of Yahwah abides in you, and you overcame the evil one.

15 Do not love the world, nor the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 All that is in the world (the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the vain glory of life) is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17 The world passes away, and the lusts of it, but he who does the will of Yahwah abides forever.

18 Little children, it is the last hour. As you heard, the alternate-messiyah [Jesus Christ] comes. Even now there have arisen many anti-messiyahs [such as Simon Peter the Magus], so we know it is the last hour.

19 They [Paul and company] went out from us, but they were not of us. If they were of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might be made known that they are not of us.

20 You have an anointing from the Sacred One, and you know all the things.

21 I did not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Yahushua is the messiyah? This is the anti-messiyah, even he who denies the Father and the Son.

23 Whosoever denies the Son, the same does not have the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also.

24 As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son, and in the Father.

25 And this is the promise which He promises us: even the life eternal.

26 These things I write to you concerning those who would lead you astray.

27 As for you, the anointing you received of Him abides in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you concerning all things, is true, is no lie, and even as it taught you, you abide in Him.

28 My little children, abide in Him. If He is manifested, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

29 If you know He is righteous, you know everyone also who does righteousness is begotten of Him.

Chapter 3

1 Behold what manner of love the Father bestows upon us, that we should be called children of Yahwah. And such we are. For this reason the world does not know us: it did not know Him.

2 Beloved, now we are children of Yahwah, and it is not yet made manifest what we will be. We know if He is manifested, we will be like Him, and we will see Him even as He is.

3 Everyone who has this hope set on Him purifies himself, even as He is pure.

4 Everyone who does sin does lawlessness. Sin is lawlessness.

5 You know He was manifested to take away sins, and in Him is no sin.

6 Whosoever does not sin abides in Him. Whosoever sins has not seen Him, nor knows Him.

7 My little children, let no man lead you astray. He who does righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.

8 He who does sin is of the devil, for the devil sins from the beginning. To this end was the Son of Yahwah manifested: that He might destroy the works of the devil.

9 Whosoever does no sin is begotten of Yahwah, because His seed abides in him. He does not sin, because he is begotten of Yahwah.

10 In this the children of Yahwah are made known, and the children of the devil: whosoever does not do righteousness is not of Yahwah, nor he who does not love his brother.

11 This is the message you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

12 Cain was of the evil one, and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

13 Do not marvel, brothers, if the world hates you.

14 We know we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. He who does not love abides in death.

15 Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

16 By this we know love: He laid down His life for us. We ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

17 Whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his compassion from him, how does the love of Yahwah abide in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word, nor with the tongue, but in deed and truth.

19 By this we know that we are of the truth, and assure our heart before Him: if our heart condemn us.

20 Yahwah is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have boldness toward Yahwah.

22 Whatsoever we ask we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

23 This is His commandment: we should believe in the Name of His Son Yahushua the Messiyah, and love one another, even as He gave us commandment.

24 He who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. By this we know He abides in us: by the Spirit He gave us.

Chapter 4

1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit [god, malak], but test the spirits, whether they are of Yahwah. Many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 By this you know a spirit of Yahwah: every spirit who confesses the Messiyah is come in the flesh is of Yahwah.

3 Every spirit that does not confess Yahushua is not of Yahwah. This is the spirit of the alternate-messiyah. You heard that it comes, and now it is in the world already.

4 You are of Yahwah, my little children, and have overcome them. Greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world.

5 They are of the world, they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.

6 We are of Yahwah, he who knows Yahwah hears you. He who is not of Yahwah does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

7 Beloved, let us love one another. Love is of Yahwah. Everyone who loves is begotten of Yahwah, and knows Yahwah.

8 He who does not love does not know Yahwah, for Yahwah is love.

9 By this was the love of Yahwah manifested in us: that Yahwah sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might live through Him.

10 This is love: not that we loved Yahwah, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

11 Beloved, if Yahwah so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

12 No man has seen Yahwah at any time. If we love one another, Yahwah abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.

13 Here is how we know we abide in Him and He in us: He gives us of His Spirit.

14 We saw and bear witness that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

15 Whosoever confesses that Yahushua is the Son of Yahwah, Yahwah abides in him, and he in Yahwah.

16 We know and believe the love which Yahwah has in us. Yahwah is love. He who abides in love abides in Yahwah, and Yahwah abides in him.

17 Here is love made perfect with us: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment. As He is, even so are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love. Perfect love casts out fear, because fear cuts you off. He who fears is not made perfect in love.

19 We love, because He loved us first.

20 If a man says he loves Yahwah, yet hates his brother, he is a liar. He who does not love his brother whom he can see, cannot love Yahwah whom he does not see.

21 This commandment we have from Him: he who loves Yahwah love his brother also.

Chapter 5

1 Whosoever believes that Yahushua is the Messiyah is begotten of Yahwah. Whosoever loves Him who begat loves Him also who is begotten of Him.

2 By this we know we love the children of Yahwah: we love Yahwah, and do His commandments.

3 This is the love of Yahwah: we keep His commandments. His commandments are not grievous.

4 Whatsoever is begotten of Yahwah overcomes the world. This is the victory that overcomes the world: our faith.

5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Yahushua is the Son of Yahwah?

6 This is He who came by water and blood, even Yahushua the Messiyah. Not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood.

9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of Yahwah is greater. The witness of Yahwah is this: He bore witness concerning His Son.

10 He who believes on the Son of Yahwah has the witness in him. He who does not believe Yahwah makes Him a liar, because he does not believe in the witness Yahwah bore concerning His Son.

11 The witness is this: Yahwah gave eternal life to us, and this life is in His Son.

12 He who has the Son has the life. He who does not have the Son of Yahwah does not have the life.

13 These things I write to you, that you may know you have eternal life, even to you who believe on the Name of the Son of Yahwah.

14 This is the boldness we have toward Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

15 If we know He hears us whatsoever we ask, we know we have the petitions which we asked of Him.

16 If any man see his brother sinning a sin not unto death, he will ask, and Yahwah will give him life for those who sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: not concerning this do I say he should make request.

17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not unto death.

18 We know that whosoever is begotten of Yahwah does not sin. He who was begotten of Yahwah keeps himself, and the evil one does not touch him.

19 We know we are of Yahwah, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

20 We know the Son of Yahwah is come, and gave us an understanding. We know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, even in His Son Yahushua the Messiyah. This is the true Yahwah, and eternal life.

21 My little children, guard yourselves from idols.

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