1 John 3 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 See what marvellous love the Father has bestowed upon us--that we should be called God's children: and that is what we are. For this reason the world does not recognize us--because 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 now God's children, but what we are to be in the future has not yet been fully revealed. We know that if Christ reappears we shall be like Him, because we shall 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 every man who has this hope fixed on Him, purifies himself so as to be as pure as He is. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
4 Every one who is guilty of sin is also guilty of violating Law; for sin is the violation of Law. 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
5 And you know that He appeared in order to take away sins; 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 No one who continues in union with Him lives in sin: no one who lives in sin has seen Him or knows 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 Dear children, let no one lead you astray. The man who acts righteously is righteous, just as He 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 He who is habitually guilty of sin is a child of the Devil, because the Devil has been a sinner from the very beginning. The Son of God appeared for the purpose of undoing the work of the Devil. 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 is a child of God is habitually guilty of sin. A God-given germ of life remains in him, and he cannot habitually sin--because he is a child of God. 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 By this we can distinguish God's children and the Devil's children: no one who fails to act righteously is a child of God, nor he who does not love his brother man. 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 you have heard from the beginning--that we are to love one another. 11 This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
12 We are not to resemble Cain, who was a child of the Evil one and killed his own brother. And why did he kill him? Because his own actions were wicked and his brother's actions 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 Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you. 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
14 As for us, we know that we have already passed out of death into Life--because we love our brother men. He who is destitute of love continues dead. 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 Every one who hates his brother man is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has the Life of the Ages continuing in him. 15 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.
16 We know what love is--through Christ's having laid down His life on our behalf; and in the same way we ought to lay down our lives for our brother men. 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 any one has this world's wealth and sees that his brother man is in need, and yet hardens his heart against him--how can such a one continue to love 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 Dear children, let us not love in words only nor with the lips, but in deed and in truth. 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
19 And in this way we shall come to know that we are loyal to the truth, and shall satisfy our consciences 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 in whatever matters our hearts condemn us--because God is greater than our hearts and 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 do not condemn us, we have perfect confidence towards God; 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
22 and whatever we ask for we obtain from Him, because we obey His commands and do the things which are pleasing in His sight. 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.
23 And this is His command--that we are to believe in His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us to do. 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 The man who obeys His commands continues in union with God, and God continues in union with him; and through His Spirit whom He has given us we can know that He continues in union with 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.