Don't be surprised, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.
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.
Everyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
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.
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?
Little children, let's not love with words or speech but with action and truth.
This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and reassure our hearts in God's presence.