John Chapter 3
1 Beholdwhat manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon usthat we should be called the sons of Godtherefore the worldknoweth us notbecause it knew him not.
2 Belovednow are we the sons of Godand it doth not yetappear what we shall bebut we know thatwhen he shallappearwe shall be like himfor we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himselfeven as he is pure.
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the lawfor sinis the transgression of the law.
5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sinsandin him is no sin.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth notwhosoever sinneth hathnot seen himneither known him.
7 Little childrenlet no man deceive youhe that doethrighteousness is righteouseven as he is righteous.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devilfor the devil sinnethfrom the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God wasmanifestedthat he might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sinfor his seedremaineth in himand he cannot sinbecause he is born ofGod.
10 In this the children of God are manifestand the children ofthe devilwhosoever doeth not righteousness is not of Godneither he that loveth not his brother.
11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginningthatwe should love one another.
12 Not as Cainwho was of that wicked oneand slew his brother.And wherefore slew he himBecause his own works were evil and his brother s righteous.
13 Marvel notmy brethrenif the world hate you.
14 We know that we have passed from death unto lifebecause welove the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth indeath.
15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murdererand ye know thatno murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
16 Hereby perceive we the love of Godbecause he laid down hislife for usand we ought to lay down our lives for thebrethren.
17 But whoso hath this world s goodand seeth his brother haveneedand shutteth up his bowels of compassion from himhowdwelleth the love of God in him
18 My little childrenlet us not love in wordneither intonguebut in deed and in truth.
19 And hereby we know that we are of the truthand shall assureour hearts before him.
20 For if our heart condemn usGod is greater than our heartand knoweth all things.
21 Belovedif our heart condemn us notthen have we confidencetoward God.
22 And whatsoever we askwe receive of himbecause we keep hiscommandmentsand do those things that are pleasing in hissight.
23 And this is his commandmentThat we should believe on thename of his Son Jesus Christand love one anotheras he gaveus commandment.
24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in himand hein him. And hereby we know that he abideth in usby theSpirit which he hath given us.