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1 John 3 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know 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 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for 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 everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our 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 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins 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 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness 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 sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might 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 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born 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 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. 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 that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 11 This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's 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 marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides 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 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 15 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.
16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 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 whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide 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, let us not love in word or in tongue, 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 by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts 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 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 20 whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that 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 commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. 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 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given 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.