That which was from the begynnynge, whyche we haue hearde, whyche we haue sene
wyth oure eyes, whych we haue loked vpon, and our handes haue handled, of şe
word of şe lyfe.
2 And the lyfe appeared, & we haue sene and beare wytnes, & shewe vnto
you that eternall lyfe, whyche was wyth the father, & appeared vnto vs.
3 That which we haue sene & herde, declare we vnto you, şt ye also maye
haue fellowshyppe with vs, and that oure felloushyppe maye be wyth the father
and his sonne Iesus Christ.
4 And thys write we vnto you, şt youre ioye maye be full.
5 And this is the tydynges whych we haue hearde of hym & declare vnto you,
şt God is lyght, & in him is no dercknes at all.
6 If we saye, şt we haue feloushippe with hym, and walcke in dercknes, we lye,
& do not şe truth.
7 But & yf we walke in lyght euen as he is in lyght, then haue we
fellishippe wt him, and the bloude of Iesus Christ his sonne clenseth vs from
8 If we saye that we haue no synne, we deceaue oure selues, and the trueth is
not in vs:
9 If we knowledge oure synnes, he is faythfull & iust, to forgeue vs oure
synnes, and to clense vs from all vnryghtewesnes.
10 If we saye we haue not synned, we make hym a lyar, and hys worde is not in
My lytell chyldren, these thinges write I vnto you, that ye synne not. And yf
eny man synne, we haue an aduocate wyth the father, Iesus christ, the ryghteous:
2 & he it is şt obtayneth grace for oure synnes, not for oure synnes onely:
but also for şe synnes of all the worlde.
3 And herby we are sure şt we knowe hym, yf we kepe hys commaundementes.
4 He that sayth I knowe hym, and kepeth not hys commaundementes is a lyar, and
the veritye is not in hym.
5 But whoso kepeth hys worde, in hym is the loue of God perfect in dede: herby
knowe we that we are in him.
6 He şt sayth he bydeth in hym, ought to walke euen as he walked.
7 Brethren, I wryte no newe commaundement vnto you: but that olde commaundement,
which ye haue had from the beginnynge.
8 The olde commaundement is the worde, which ye haue hearde from the beginninge.
Agayne, a new commaundement I wryte vnto you, that is true in him, and the same
is true also in you: for the dercknes is past, and the true lyght now shyneth.
9 He that sayth how that he is in the lyght, & yet hateth his brother, is in
dercknes euen vntyll thys tyme.
10 He that loueth his brother, abydeth in the lyght, and ther is none occasion
of euyll in hym.
11 He that hateth his brother, is in dercknes, & walketh in dercknes: and
can not tell whyther he goeth, because that dercknes hath blynded hys eyes.
12 Babes I wryte vnto you, how şt youre synnes are forgeuen you for his names
13 I wryte vnto you fathers, how that ye haue knowne him that is from the
beginnynge. I wryte vnto you yonge men, how şt ye haue ouercome şe wicked: I
write vnto you lytell chyldren, how şt ye haue knowen şe father.
14 I haue wryten vnto you fathers, how that ye haue knowne hym that is from the
beginnynge. I haue wryten vnto you yonge men, how that ye are stronge, and the
worde of God abydeth in you, and ye haue ouercome that wycked.
15 Se that ye loue not the worlde, nether the thynges that are in the worlde. If
eny man loue the worlde, the loue of the father is not in hym.
16 For all that is in the worlde (as the lust of the flesshe, and the lust of
the eyes, & the pryde of life) is not of the father, but of the worlde.
17 And the worlde passeth awaye and the lust therof: but he that fulfylleth the
will of God, abydeth for euer.
18 Lytell chyldren, it is the last tyme, and as ye haue herde how that
Antichrist shall come, euen now are there many begonne to be Antichristes
allredy, wherby we knowe, şt it is the last tyme.
19 They went out from vs, but they were not of vs. For yf they had bene of vs,
they wolde no dout haue continued with vs. But that it myght appeare, that they
were not of vs.
20 Neuerthelesse, ye haue an oyntment of him şt is holy, and ye knowe all
21 I haue not writen vnto you, as though ye knewe not şe trueth: but as though
ye knewe it (& knowe also) şt no lye commeth of trueth.
22 Who is a lyar, but he that denyeth that Iesus is Christ? the same is
Antichrist, that denieth the father & the sonne.
23 Whosoeuer denyeth the sonne, the same hath not the father.
24 Let therfore abyde in you that same which ye hearde from the beginninge. If
that which ye hearde from the beginnynge shal remayne in you, ye also shall
contynew in the sonne, and in the father.
25 And thys is the promes that he hath promysed vs, euen eternall lyfe.
26 These thinges haue I writen vnto you, concernynge them that disceaue you.
27 And the anoyntinge which ye haue receaued of him dwelleth in you. And ye nede
not, that eny man teach you: but as şe anoyntinge teacheth you of all thinges,
and is true, and no lye, and as it hath taught you, euen so byde therin.
28 And now babes abyde in hym: that when he shall appeare, we maye be bolde,
& not be made ashamed of hym at hys commynge.
29 If ye knowe that he his righteous, knowe also şt euery one which doth
rightewesnes, is borne of hym.
Beholde, what loue the father hath shewed on vs, that we shuld be called şe şe
sonnes of God. For this cause şe worlde knoweth you not, because it knoweth not
2 Dearely beloued, now are we şe sonnes of God & yet it doth not appeare,
what we shalbe. But we knowe, that when it shall appeare, we shalbe lyke him.
For we shall se hym as he is.
3 And euery man that hath this hope in him, pourgeth him selfe, euen as he also
4 Whosoeuer commytteth synne, committeth vnryghteousnes also, and synne is
5 And ye knowe, that he appeared, to take awaye oure synnes, and in him is no
6 As many as byde in hym, synne not: whosoeuer synneth, hath not sene hym,
nether knowne hym.
7 Babes, let no man deceaue you. He that doeth ryghteousnes, is ryghteous, euen
as he is ryghteous.
8 He that committeth synne, is of the deuyll: for the deuyll synneth sence the
beginnynge. For this purpose appeared the sonne of God, to lowse the worckes of
9 Whosoeuer is borne of God, synneth not: for his seed remayneth in him, and he
cannot synne, because he is borne of God.
10 In thys are the chyldren of God knowen, and the chyldren of the deuyll.
Whosoeuer doeth not ryghteousnes, is not of God, nether he that loueth not hys
11 For this is the tidinges, that ye hearde from the beginninge, that ye shuld
loue one another,
12 not as Cayn which was of that wicked, and slewe his brother. And wherfore
slewe he hym? Because his awne workes were euyll, and hys brothers good.
13 Maruayle not my brethren though şe world hate you.
14 We knowe, that we are translated from deeth vnto lyfe, because we loue the
brethren. He that loueth not hys brother, abydeth in deeth.
15 Whosoeuer hateth his brother, is a man slear. And ye knowe, şt no man slear,
hath eternall lyfe abydynge in hym.
16 Herby perceaue we loue: because he gaue his lyfe for vs: & we ought to
geue oure liues for the brethren.
17 But whoso hath thys worldes good and seyth hys brother haue neade: and
shutteth vp his compassion from him: how dwelleth the loue of God in hym?
18 My babes, let vs not loue in worde, nether in tonge: but in dede & in
19 Herby we knowe, that we are of the veritie & can quyet oure hertes before
20 For yf oure herte condempne vs, God is gretter then oure herte, and knoweth
21 Dearly beloued, yf oure herte condempne vs not, then haue we trust to God
22 & what soeuer we aske we receaue of hym, because we kepe his
commaundementes, & do those thinges which are pleasinge in his syght.
23 And this is hys commaundement, şt we beleue on the name of his sonne Iesus
Christ, and loue one another, as he gaue commaundement.
24 And he that kepeth hys commaundementes, dwelleth in him, & he in him, and
herby we knowe that he abydeth in vs, euen by the sprete which he hath geuen vs.
Dearly beloued beleue not euery sprete: but proue şe spretes, whether they are
of god or not, for many false prophetes are gone out into the worlde.
2 Herby shall ye knowe şe sprete of God. Euery sprete that confesseth that Iesu
Christ is come in the fleshe is of God.
3 And euery sprete which confesseth not that Iesus Christ is come in the flesshe,
is not of God. And this is that sprete of Antichrist, of whom ye haue hearde,
howe şt he shulde come: and euen now alredy is he in the worlde.
4 Lyttell chyldren, ye are of God, and haue ouercome them: for greater is he
that is in you, then he that is in the worlde.
5 They are of the worlde, therfore speake they of the worlde, and the worlde
6 We are of God. He that knoweth God, heareth vs: he şt is not of God, heareth
vs not. Herby knowe we the sprete of veritie, and the sprete of erroure.
7 Dearly beloued let vs loue one another: for loue commeth of God. And euery one
that loueth, is borne of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loueth not, knoweth not God: for God is loue.
9 In this appeared şe loue of God to vs ward, because şt God sent hys onely
begotten sonne into the worlde, şt we might liue thorow him.
10 Herin is loue, not şt we loued God, but şt he loued vs, & sent hys
sonne to be the agrement for oure synnes.
11 Dearly beloued, yf God so loued vs, we ought also to loue one another.
12 No man hath sene God at eny tyme. If we loue one another, God dwelleth in vs,
& hys loue is parfect in vs.
13 Herby knowe we şt we dwell in hym, and he in vs: because he hath geuen vs of
14 And we haue sene, & do testifye, that the father sent şe sonne to be the
sauyour of the worlde.
15 Whosoeuer confesseth, şt Iesus is the sonne God, in him dwelleth God, &
he in God.
16 And we haue knowen and beleued the loue şt God hath to vs. God is loue,
& he that dwelleth in loue, dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Here in is the loue perfect in vs, şt we shuld haue trust in the daye of
iudgement: For as he is, euen so are we in this worlde.
18 Ther is no feare in loue, but parfect loue casteth out feare, for feare hath
paynfulnes. He şt feareth, is not parfect in lone.
19 We loue him, for he loued vs fyrst.
20 If a man say, I loue God, and yet hate his brother, he is a liar. For how can
he şt loued not hys brother whom he hath sene, loue God whom he hath not sene?
21 And this commaundement haue we of hym: şt he which loueth God, shuld loue
his brother also.
Whosoeuer beleueth şt Iesus is Christ, is borne of God. And euery one that
loueth hym which begat, loueth him also which was begotten of him.
2 By this we knowe, şt we loue the chyldren of God, when we loue God, and kepe
3 For this is the loue of God, that We kepe his commaundementes, and his
commaundementes are not greuous.
4 For all that is borne of God, ouercommeth the worlde. And this is the victory
that ouer commeth the worlde, euen oure fayth.
5 Who is it şt ouercommeth the worlde: but he which beleueth, that Iesus is the
sonne of God?
6 This Iesus Christ is he that cam by water & bloud, not by water onely: but
by water and bloud. And it is the sprete that beareth wytnes, because the sprete
8 And ther are thre which beare recorde şe sprete & water, and bloud: &
these thre are one.
9 If we receaue the wytnes of men, the witnes of God is greater. For this is the
witnes of God which he testifyed of his sonne.
10 He that beleueth on the sonne of God, hath the witnes in hym selfe. He that
be beleueth not God, hath made him a liar
11 because he beleued not the recorde şt God gaue of hys sonne. And this is şt
recorde, how that God hath geuen vnto vs eternall lyfe, & this lyfe is in
12 He that hath the sonne hath lyfe: & he that hath not the sonne of God,
hath not lyfe.
13 These thynges haue I wrytten vnto you that beleue on the name of the sonne of
God, that ye maye knowe, how that ye haue eternall lyfe, & that ye maye
beleue on the name of the sonne of God.
14 And thys is şe trust that we haue in hym: that yf we aske eny thynge
accordynge to hys wyll, he heareth vs.
15 And yf we knowe şt he heare vs whatsoeuer we aske, we knowe, that we haue
the peticyons, that we desyre of hym.
16 If eny man se hys brother synne a synne not vnto deeth, let him aske, &
he shall geue him lyfe for them that synne not vnto deeth. Ther is a synne vnto
deeth, for which saye I not şt a man shuld praye.
17 All vnryghtewesnes is synne, & ther is synne not vnto deeth
18 We knowe, that whosoeuer is borne of God, synneth not: but he that is
begotten of God, kepeth hym selfe, & that wycked toucheth hym not.
19 We knowe, that we are of God, and the worlde is all together set on wyckednes.
20 We knowe, that the sonne of God is come, and hath geuen vs a mynde to knowe
hym which is true: & we are in hym that is true, through is sonne Iesu
Christ. This same is very God, and eternall lyfe.
21 Babes kepes youre selues from ymages. Amen.