1 John 3:13-23 (New International Version)

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13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.1 14 We know that we have passed from death to life,2 because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death.3 15 Anyone who hates his brother4 is a murderer,5 and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.6 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.7 And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.8 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him,9 how can the love of God be in him?10 18 Dear children,11 let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.12 19 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence 20 whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends,13 if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God14 22 and receive from him anything we ask,15 because we obey his commands16 and do what pleases him.17 23 And this is his command: to believe18 in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,19 and to love one another as he commanded us.20
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