1 John 3 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 See what great love the Father has given us in naming us the children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not see who we are, because it did not see who he was. 1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
2 My loved ones, now we are children of God, and at present it is not clear what we are to be. We are certain that at his revelation we will be like him; for we will see him as he is. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
3 And everyone who has this hope in him makes himself holy, even as he is holy. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
4 Everyone who is a sinner goes against the law, for sin is going against the law. 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
5 And you have knowledge that he came to take away sin: and in him there is no sin. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.
6 Anyone who is in him does no sin; anyone who is a sinner has not seen him and has no knowledge of him. 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
7 My little children, let no man take you out of the true way: he who does righteousness is upright, even as he is upright; 7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
8 The sinner is a child of the Evil One; for the Evil One has been a sinner from the first. And the Son of God was seen on earth so that he might put an end to the works of the Evil One. 8 He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work.
9 Anyone who is a child of God does no sin, because he still has God's seed in him; he is not able to be a sinner, because God is his Father. 9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
10 In this way it is clear who are the children of God and who are the children of the Evil One; anyone who does not do righteousness or who has no love for his brother, is not a child of God. 10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.
11 Because this is the word which was given to you from the first, that we are to have love for one another; 11 This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
12 Not being of the Evil One like Cain, who put his brother to death. And why did he put him to death? Because his works were evil and his brother's works were good. 12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother's were righteous.
13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world has no love for you. 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
14 We are conscious that we have come out of death into life because of our love for the brothers. He who has no love is still in death. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
15 Anyone who has hate for his brother is a taker of life, and you may be certain that no taker of life has eternal life in him. 15 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.
16 In this we see what love is, because he gave his life for us; and it is right for us to give our lives for the brothers. 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
17 But if a man has this world's goods, and sees that his brother is in need, and keeps his heart shut against his brother, how is it possible for the love of God to be in him? 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
18 My little children, do not let our love be in word and in tongue, but let it be in act and in good faith. 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
19 In this way we may be certain that we are true, and may give our heart comfort before him, 19 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence
20 When our heart says that we have done wrong; because God is greater than our heart, and has knowledge of all things. 20 whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
21 My loved ones, if our heart does not say that we have done wrong, we have no fear before him; 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
22 And he gives us all our requests, because we keep his laws and do the things which are pleasing in his eyes. 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.
23 And this is his law, that we have faith in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love for one another, even as he said to us. 23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
24 He who keeps his laws is in God and God is in him. And the Spirit which he gave us is our witness that he is in us. 24 Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.