1 John 3:1-2

1 See 1what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called 2children of God; and so we are. The reason why 3the world does not know us is that 4it did not know him.
2 Beloved, we are 5God's children 6now, and what we will be 7has not yet appeared; but we know that 8when he appears[a]9 we shall be like him, because 10we shall see him as he is.

1 John 3:1-2 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.
6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

Cross References 10

  • 1. 1 John 4:10; John 3:16
  • 2. John 1:12
  • 3. [1 John 4:17]
  • 4. John 16:3; John 17:25
  • 5. [See ver. 1 above]
  • 6. Romans 8:15; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:5
  • 7. [Romans 8:18; 2 Corinthians 4:17]
  • 8. 1 John 2:28
  • 9. Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 4:11; Philippians 3:21; 2 Peter 1:4
  • 10. John 17:24; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Revelation 22:4

Footnotes 1

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