1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth* also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is borna of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot* sin, because he is born of God.
References for 1 John 3:9
    • b 3:9 - is born: or, has been born
      11 For this is the messageb that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
      References for 1 John 3:11
        • c 3:11 - message: or, commandment
          16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
          18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
          19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assurec our hearts before him.
          References for 1 John 3:19
            • d 3:19 - assure: Gr. persuade