That You May Know

13 I write fthese things to you who gbelieve in the name of the Son of God, that you mayknow that you have eternal life. 14 And this is hthe confidence that we have toward him,that iif we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hearsus 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, andjGod1 will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. kThere is sinthat leads to death; lI do not say that one should pray for that. 17 mAll wrongdoing is sin,but there is sin that does not lead to death.

18 We know that neveryone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but ohewho was born of God pprotects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

19 We know that we are from God, and qthe whole world lies in the power of the evilone.

20 And we know that the Son of God has come and rhas given us understanding, so thatwe may know shim who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. Heis the true God and teternal life. 21 Little children, ukeep yourselves from idols.