1 John 3 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us in that we should be called God's children, and that is what we are! Because the world didn't recognize him, it doesn't recognize us. 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, now we are God's children, and it hasn't yet appeared what we will be. We know that when he appears we will be like him because we'll 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 purifies himself even as he is pure. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
4 Every person who practices sin commits an act of rebellion, and sin is rebellion. 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
5 You know that he appeared to take away sins, and 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 Every person who remains in relationship to him does not sin. Any person who sins has not seen him or 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 Little children, make sure no one deceives you. The person who practices righteousness is righteous, in the same way that Jesus 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 practices sin belongs to the devil, because the devil has been sinning since the beginning. God's Son appeared for this purpose: to destroy the works 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 Those born from God don't practice sin because God's DNA remains in them. They can't sin because they are born from 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 This is how God's children and the devil's children are apparent: everyone who doesn't practice righteousness is not from God, including the person who doesn't love a brother or sister. 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 This is the message that you heard from the beginning: love each other. 11 This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
12 Don't behave like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he kill him? He killed him because his own works were evil, but the works of his brother 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 surprised, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
14 We know that we have transferred from death to life, because we love the brothers and sisters. The person who does not love remains 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 Everyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. 15 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.
16 This is how we know love: Jesus laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 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 person has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need and that person doesn't care—how can the love of God remain 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 Little children, let's not love with words or speech but with action and truth. 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
19 This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and reassure our hearts in God's 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 Even if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts and knows all things. 20 whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
21 Dear friends, if our hearts don't condemn us, we have confidence in relationship to God. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
22 We receive whatever we ask from him because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.
23 This is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love each other 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 The person who keeps his commandments remains in God and God remains in him; and this is how we know that he remains in us, because of the Spirit that he has given to 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.