1 John 3:1-6 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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