1Seea1howgreat a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called2children of God ; and such we are. For thisreason the world does not know us, because3it did not know Him.
24Beloved, now we are 5children of God, and 6it has not appeared as yetwhat we will be. We know that when He 7appears, we will be 8like Him, because we will 9see Him just as He is.
And everyone who hasthis10hope fixed on Him 11purifieshimself, just as He is pure.
4Everyone who practicessinalsopracticeslawlessness ; and 12sin is lawlessness.
You know that He 13appeared in order to 14takeawaysins ; and 15in Him there is nosin.
6Noone who abides in Him 16sins ; noone who sins has seen Him orb17knows Him.
718Littlechildren, make sure noone19deceives you; 20the one who practicesrighteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous ;
the one who practicessin is 21of the devil ; for the devilchas sinned from the beginning. 22The Son of God23appeared for this purpose, 24to destroy the works of the devil.
9Noone who is d25born of God26practicessin, because His seedabides in him; and he cannotsin, because he is eborn of God.