1 John 3 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 See what love the Father has lavished on us in letting us be called God's children! For that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it has not known him. 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 Dear friends, we are God's children now; and it has not yet been made clear what we will become. We do know that when he appears, we will be like him; because we will see him as he really 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 continues purifying himself, since God is pure. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
4 Everyone who keeps sinning is violating Torah - indeed, sin is violation of Torah. 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and that there is no sin in him. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.
6 So no one who remains united with him continues sinning; everyone who does continue sinning has neither seen him nor known 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 Children, don't let anyone deceive you - it is the person that keeps on doing what is right who is righteous, just as God is righteous. 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 person who keeps on sinning is from the Adversary, because from the very beginning the Adversary has kept on sinning. It was for this very reason that the Son of God appeared, to destroy these doings of the Adversary. 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 No one who has God as his Father keeps on sinning, because the seed planted by God remains in him. That is, he cannot continue sinning, because he has God as 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 Here is how one can distinguish clearly between God's children and those of the Adversary: everyone who does not continue doing what is right is not from God. Likewise, anyone who fails to keep loving his brother is not from 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 For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning: that we should love each other 11 This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
12 and not be like Kayin, who was from the Evil One and murdered his own brother. Why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil, and his brother's were righteous. 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 Don't be amazed, brothers, if the world hates you. 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
14 We, for our part, know that we have passed from death to life because we keep loving the brothers. The person who fails to keep on loving is still under the power of 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 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer 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 The way that we have come to know love is through his having laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down 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 If someone has worldly possessions and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how can he be loving God? 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 Children, let us love not with words and talk, but with actions and in reality! 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
19 Here is how we will know that we are from the truth and will set our hearts at rest in his presence: 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 if our hearts know something against us, God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 20 whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
21 Dear friends, if our hearts know nothing against us, we have confidence in approaching God; 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
22 then, whatever we ask for, we receive from him; because we are obeying his commands and doing the things that please him. 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.
23 This is his command: that we are to trust in the person and power of his Son Yeshua the Messiah and to keep loving one another, just as he commanded 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 Those who obey his commands remain united with him and he with them. Here is how we know that he remains united with us: by the Spirit whom he gave 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.