1 John 3 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 See what love the Father has given 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. 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, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, 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 all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
4 Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
5 You know that he was revealed 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 abides in him sins; no one who sins has either 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, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right 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 Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil; for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed 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 who have been born of God do not sin, because God's seed abides in them; they cannot sin, because they have 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 The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters. 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 should love one another. 11 This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
12 We must not be like Cain who was from the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds 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 be astonished, brothers and sisters, that 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 one another. Whoever does not love 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 All who hate a brother or sister are murderers, and you know that murderers do not have eternal life abiding in them. 15 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.
16 We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. 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 How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? 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 us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
19 And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure 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 whenever our hearts condemn us; for 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 Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
22 and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey 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 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has 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 All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that 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.