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Have confidence in God and keep yourselves from the wickedness of the world.

BibleGateway: 1 John 5:6-21

ESV Text: 1 John 5:6-21

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:33 and ends at about 3:6

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     6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

     10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

     14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

     18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 395 (LSB 696):
O God, Thou Faithful God — Organ Audio

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1. O God, Thou faithful God, 
Thou Fountain ever flowing, 
Who good and perfect gifts 
In mercy art bestowing, 
Give me a healthy frame, 
And may I have within 
A conscience free from blame, 
A soul unhurt by sin! 

2. Grant Thou me strength to do 
With ready heart and willing 
Whate’er Thou shalt command, 
My calling here fulfilling; 
To do it when I ought, 
With all my might, and bless 
The work I thus have wrought, 
For Thou must give success. 

3. Oh, let me never speak 
What bounds of truth exceedeth; 
Grant that no idle word 
From out my mouth proceedeth; 
And then, when in my place 
I must and ought to speak, 
My words grant power and grace 
Lest I offend the weak. 

4. If dangers gather round, 
Still keep me calm and fearless; 
Help me to bear the cross 
When life is dark and cheerless; 
And let me win my foe 
With words and actions kind. 
When counsel I would know, 
Good counsel let me find. 

5. And let me with all men, 
As far as in me lieth, 
In peace and friendship live. 
And if Thy gift supplieth 
Great wealth and honor fair, 
Then this refuse me not, 
That naught be mingled there 
Of goods unjustly got. 

6. If Thou a longer life 
Hast here on earth decreed me; 
If Thou through many ills 
To age at length wilt lead me, 
Thy patience on me shed. 
Avert all sin and shame 
And crown my hoary head 
With honor free from blame. 

7. Let me depart this life 
Confiding in my Savior; 
Do Thou my soul receive 
That it may live forever; 
And let my body have 
A quiet resting-place 
Within a Christian grave; 
And let it sleep in peace. 

8. And on that solemn Day 
When all the dead are waking, 
Stretch o’er my grave Thy hand, 
Thyself my slumbers breaking. 
Then let me hear Thy voice, 
Change Thou this earthly frame, 
And bid me aye rejoice 
With those who love Thy name.