1 John 3:11–18

11 aFor this is the message bwhich you have heard from the beginning, cthat we should love one another;

12 not as aCain, who was of bthe evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because chis deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

13 Do not be surprised, brethren, if athe world hates you.

14 We know that we have apassed out of death into life, bbecause we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.

15 Everyone who ahates his brother is a murderer; and you know that bno murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

16 We know love by this, that aHe laid down His life for us; and bwe ought to lay down our lives for the cbrethren.

17 But awhoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and bcloses his 1heart 2against him, chow does the love of God abide in him?

18 aLittle children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and btruth.

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