16 We know love by this, that 1He laid down His life for us; and 2we ought to lay down our lives for the 3brethren.

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17 But 4whoever * has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and 5closes his heart against him, 6how does the love of God abide in him?

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    • g 3:17 - Lit "inward parts"
    • h 3:17 - Lit "from"
      18 7Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and 8truth.

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      19 We will know by this that we are 9of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him

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        • i 3:19 - Lit "persuade"
          20 in whatever * * our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

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            • j 3:20 - Or "that if our heart condemns us, that God..."
              21 10Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have 11confidence before God;

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              22 and 12whatever * we ask we receive from Him, because we 13keep His commandments and do 14the things that are pleasing in His sight.

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              23 This is His commandment, that we 15believe in 16the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as 17He commanded * us.

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                • l 3:23 - Or "believe the name"
                • m 3:23 - Lit "gave us a commandment"