1 John 3:2

2 Beloved, we are 1God's children 2now, and what we will be 3has not yet appeared; but we know that 4when he appears[a]5 we shall be like him, because 6we shall see him as he is.

1 John 3:2 In-Context

1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
5 You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.

Cross References 6

  • 1. [See ver. 1 above]
  • 2. Romans 8:15; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:5
  • 3. [Romans 8:18; 2 Corinthians 4:17]
  • 4. 1 John 2:28
  • 5. Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 4:11; Philippians 3:21; 2 Peter 1:4
  • 6. John 17:24; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Revelation 22:4

Footnotes 1

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