Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God,(A) and everyone who loves the Father[a] also loves the one born of him. This is how we know that we love God’s children: when we love God and obey[b] his commands. For this is what love for God is: to keep his commands. And his commands are not a burden,(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 5:1 Or loves the one who has given birth
  2. 5:2 Other mss read keep

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