Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Children, I write these things to you so that you will not sin, and if a person will sin, we have "The Redeemer of the accursed"* with The Father - Yeshua The Messiah, The Righteous One. 2For He is The Atonement who is for the sake of our sins, and not in our place only, but also in the place of the entire universe.
3And by this we sense that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4For he who says, "I know him", and does not keep his commandments, is lying and the truth is not in him. 5But he who keeps his word, in this one truly the love of God is perfected, for by this we know that we are in him. 6He who says, "I am in him", must walk according to his walk.
7Beloved ones, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an ancient commandment which you had from the beginning; but the ancient commandment is that word which you have heard*. 8Again, a new commandment I am writing to you, that which is true in him and in you, for the darkness has passed and the true light begins to appear*. 9Whoever says, therefore, that he is in the light and hates his brother, is in darkness still. 10But he who loves his brother dwells in light and there is no violation in him. 11But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
12I write to you, children, that your sins have been forgiven you because of his Name. 13I write to you, fathers, that you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, that you have conquered The Evil One. I write to you children, that you have known The Father. 14I have written to you, fathers, that you have known him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, that you are strong, and the word of God dwells in you and you have conquered The Evil One.
15Do not love the world, neither the things that are in it, for whoever loves the world does not have the love of The Father in him. 16For everything that is in the world: the desire of the body and the lust of the eyes and the pride of temporal life, these are not from The Father but these are from the world. 17The world is passing and its lust, but he who does the will of God continues for eternity.
18My children, it is an end time, and according to what you have heard that The False Messiah comes, already there have been many false messiahs, and by this we know that it is an end time. 19They went out from us but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out from us to disclose that they were not of us. 20And you have an anointing from The Holy One, and you discern every person. 21I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and that no lie is from the truth. 22Who is a liar but whoever denies that Yeshua is The Messiah? Such a person is a false messiah. He who denies The Father denies also the Son. 23He who denies The Son also does not believe* in The Father; whoever confesses The Son confesses* The Father also. 24And anything which you have heard from the first, let remain with you, for if that which you have heard from the first remains with you, you are also remaining in The Father and in The Son.
25And this is The Promise which he has promised us: Eternal Life!
26But I have written these things to you because of those who seduce you. 27And if The Anointing will remain with you which you have received from him, you do not need anyone to teach you, but as The Anointing who is from God* is teaching you about everything, and is true, and there is no falsehood in him, even as he has taught you, abide* in him.
28And now my children, abide in him, that when he is revealed, we shall not be ashamed before him, but we shall have boldness at his arrival. 29And if you know that he is righteous, know also that everyone who does righteousness is* from him.