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1 John 3

3:1 Beholde, what manner of loue the Father hath bestowed vpon vs, that wee should be called the sonnes of God: therfore the world knoweth vs not, because it knewe him not. 3:2 Beloued, now are we the sonnes of God, and it doeth not yet appeare, what wee shall be: but wee know, that when he shall appeare, we shall bee like him: for we shall see him as he is. 3:3 And euery man that hath this hope in him, purifieth himselfe, euen as he is pure. 3:4 Whosoeuer committeth sinne, transgresseth also the lawe: for sinne is the transgression of the law. 3:5 And ye know that hee was manifested to take away our sinnes, and in him is no sinne. 3:6 Whosoeuer abideth in him, sinneth not: whosoeuer sinneth, hath not seene him, neither knowen him. 3:7 Little children, let no man deceiue you: he that doth righteousnes, is righteous, euen as he is righteous. 3:8 He that committeth sinne, is of the deuill, for the deuill sinneth from the beginning: for this purpose the Sonne of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the deuill. 3:9 Whosoeuer is borne of God, doth not commit sinne: for his seede remaineth in him, and he cannot sinne, because he is borne of God. 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the deuill: whosoeuer doeth not righteousnesse, is not of God, neither hee that loueth not his brother. 3:11 For this is the message that yee heard from the beginning, that wee should loue one another. 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slewe his brother: and wherefore slewe hee him because his owne workes were euill, and his brothers righteous. 3:13 Marueile not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 3:14 Wee know that wee haue passed from death vnto life, because wee loue the brethren: he that loueth not his brother, abideth in death. 3:15 Whosoeuer hateth his brother, is a murtherer, and yee knowe that no murtherer hath eternall life abiding in him. 3:16 Hereby perceiue wee the loue of God, because he layd downe his life for vs, and wee ought to lay downe our liues for the brethren. 3:17 But who so hath this worlds good, and seeth his brother hath need, and shutteth vp his bowels of compassion from him; how dwelleth the loue of God in him 3:18 My little children, let vs not loue in word, neither in tongue, but indeede and in trueth. 3:19 And hereby wee know that wee are of the trueth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 3:20 For if our heart condemne vs, God is greater then our heart, and knoweth all things. 3:21 Beloued, if our heart condemne vs not, then haue wee confidence towards God. 3:22 And whatsoeuer we aske, wee receiue of him, because we keepe his commandement, and doe those things that are pleasing in his sight. 3:23 And this is his commandement, that we should beleeue on the Name of his Sonne Iesus Christ, and loue one another, as hee gaue vs commandement. 3:24 And hee that keepeth his commandements dwelleth in him, and hee in him: and hereby wee know that hee abideth in vs, by the spirit which hee hath giuen vs.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain