See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called children of God, and we are! Because of this the world does not know us: because it did not know him.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever he is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is.
And everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as that one is pure.
Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
And you know that that one was revealed in order that he might take away sins, and in him [there] is no sin.
Everyone who resides in him does not sin. Everyone who sins has neither seen him nor known him.
Little children, let no one deceive you: the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as that one is righteous.