3 Behold, awhat manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that bwe should be called cthe sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because dit knew him not. 2 Beloved, enow are we cthe sons of God, and fit doth not yet appear what we shall be: but gwe know that, hwhen he shall appear, iwe shall be like him; for kwe shall lsee him as he is. 3 And every man mthat hath this hope in him npurifieth himself, oeven as he is pure. 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for psin is the transgression of the law. 5 And ye know that qrhe was manifested rsto take away our sins; and tin him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth uhath not seen him, vneither known him. 7 Little children, wlet no man deceive you: xhe that doeth righteousness is righteous, oeven as he is righteous. 8 yHe that committeth sin is of the devil; for zthe devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, athat he might bdestroy the works of the devil. 9 cWhosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for dhis seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because ehe is born of God. 10 In this fthe children of God are manifest, and gthe children of the devil: hwhosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither ihe that loveth not his brother. 11 For kthis is the ||message lthat ye heard from the beginning, mthat we should love one another. 12 Not as nCain, who was of othat wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? pBecause his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if qthe world hate you. 14 rWe know that swe have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 15 tWhosoever hateth his brother is ua murderer: and ye know that vno murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 16 wxHereby perceive we the love of God, because xhe laid down his life for us: and ywe ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But zwhoso hath this world’s agood, and seeth his brother have need, and bshutteth up chis bowels of compassion from him, dhow dwelleth the love of God in him? 18 My little children, elet us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and eein truth. 19 And hereby we know that we are fof the truth, and gshall †assure our hearts before him. 20 For hif our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21 Beloved, iif our heart condemn us not, then jhave we confidence ktoward God. 22 And lwhatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we mkeep his commandments, and do nthose things that are pleasing in his sight. 23 And this is his commandment, oThat we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and plove one another, qas he gave us commandment. 24 And he that mkeepeth his commandments rdwelleth in him, and rshe in him. And thereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
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