1 John 3:1-11 NIV

1 How great is the love1 the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!2 And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.3

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      2 Dear friends,4 now we are children of God,5 and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears,a6 we shall be like him,7 for we shall see him as he is.8

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        • a 3:2 - Or "when it is made known"
          3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself,9 just as he is pure.10

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          4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.11

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          5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins.12 And in him is no sin.13

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              6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning.14 No one who continues to sin has either seen him15 or known him.16

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                  7 Dear children,17 do not let anyone lead you astray.18 He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.19

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                  8 He who does what is sinful is of the devil,20 because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God21 appeared was to destroy the devil's work.22

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                      9 No one who is born of God23 will continue to sin,24 because God's seed25 remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

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                      10 This is how we know who the children of God26 are and who the children of the devil27 are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love28 his brother.29

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                          Love One Another

                          11 This is the message you heard30 from the beginning:31 We should love one another.32

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