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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

1 John 3:1–10

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Children of God Love One Another

1 See 1ahow great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called bchildren of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because cit did not know Him.

2 aBeloved, now we are bchildren of God, and cit has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He dappears, we will be elike Him, because we will fsee Him just as He is.

3 And everyone who has this ahope fixed on Him bpurifies himself, just as He is pure.

4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and asin is lawlessness.

5 You know that He aappeared in order to btake away sins; and cin Him there is no sin.

6 No one who abides in Him asins; no one who sins has seen Him or 1bknows Him.

7 aLittle children, make sure no one bdeceives you; cthe one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;

8 the one who practices sin is aof the devil; for the devil 1has sinned from the beginning. bThe Son of God cappeared for this purpose, dto destroy the works of the devil.

9 No one who is 1aborn of God bpractices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is 1born of God.

10 By this the achildren of God and the bchildren of the devil are obvious: 1anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who cdoes not love his dbrother.

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