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1 John 3 KJV

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 born 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

    • a 3:9 - is born: or, has been born
      11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

      References for 1 John 3:11

        • b 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 assure our hearts before him.

          References for 1 John 3:19

            • c 3:19 - assure: Gr. persuade
              20 For if our heart condemn us * , God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

              Study tools for 1 John 3

              • a 3:9 - is born: or, has been born
              • b 3:11 - message: or, commandment
              • c 3:19 - assure: Gr. persuade