Christ’s Death Fulfills God’s Will(A)

Therefore, when He came into the world, He said:

(B)“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire,
But a body You have prepared for Me.
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin
You had no pleasure.
Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—
In the volume of the book it is written of Me—
To do Your will, O God.’ ”

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14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He (A)Himself likewise shared in the same, (B)that through death He might destroy him who had the power of (C)death, that is, the devil,

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Love for God and One Another

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but (A)test the spirits, whether they are of God; because (B)many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: (C)Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess [a]that Jesus [b]Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 4:3 NU omits that
  2. 1 John 4:3 NU omits Christ has come in the flesh

If we receive (A)the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; (B)for this is the witness of [a]God which He has testified of His Son. 10 He who believes in the Son of God (C)has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God (D)has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. 11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12 (E)He who has the Son has [b]life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, [c]and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 5:9 NU God, that
  2. 1 John 5:12 Or the life
  3. 1 John 5:13 NU omits the rest of v. 13.

The Word Becomes Flesh

14 (A)And the Word (B)became (C)flesh and dwelt among us, and (D)we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, (E)full of grace and truth.

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And now, O Father, glorify Me together [a]with Yourself, with the glory (A)which I had with You before the world was.

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Footnotes

  1. John 17:5 Lit. alongside

That You May Believe

30 And (A)truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 (B)but these are written that (C)you may believe that Jesus (D)is the Christ, the Son of God, (E)and that believing you may have life in His name.

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