1 John 3:1-7

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 appearsa9 we shall be like him, because 10we shall see him as he is.
3 And everyone who 11thus hopes in him 12purifies himself as he is pure.
4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; 13sin is lawlessness.
5 You know that 14he appeared to 15take away sins, and 16in him there is no sin.
6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; 17no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.
7 Little children, 18let no one deceive you. 19Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.