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1 John 3 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Children of God, Love One Another

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:1 -

See [fn]how great a love the Father has given to us, that we would be called children of God; and we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:2 - Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not been manifested as yet what we will be. We know that when He is manifested, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:3 - And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
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Everyone who does sin also does lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:5 - And you know that He was manifested in order to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:6 - No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or [fn]has come to know Him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:7 - Little children, let no one deceive you. The one who does righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:8 - The one who does sin is of the devil, because the devil sins from the beginning. The Son of God was manifested for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:9 - Everyone who has been [fn]born of God does not sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been [fn]born of God.
(Mat 22:39 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:10 - By this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifested: everyone who does not do righteousness is not of God, as well as the one who does not love his brother.
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For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:12 - not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.
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Do not marvel, brothers, if the world hates you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:14 - We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. The one who does not love abides in death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:15 - Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:16 - By this we have known love, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:17 - But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his [fn]heart [fn]against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:18 - Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:19 - And by this we will know that we are of the truth, and will [fn]assure our heart before Him
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:20 - [fn]in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:21 - Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence [fn]before God;
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:22 - and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
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And this is His commandment, that we [fn]believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He gave a commandment to us.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:24 - And the one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He gave us.
LSB Footnotes
Lit what kind of love
Or has known
Or begotten
Or begotten
Lit inward parts
Lit from
Lit persuade
Or that if our heart condemns us, that God...
Lit toward
Or believe the name

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