King James Version1 John3

1 John

1 Be­hold, what man­ner of love the Fa­ther hath be­stowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: there­fore the world knoweth us not, be­cause it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet ap­pear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall ap­pear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And ev­ery man that hath this hope in him pu­ri­fi­eth him­self, even as he is pure. 4 Whoso­ev­er com­mit­teth sin trans­gres­seth also the law: for sin is the trans­gres­sion of the law. 5 And ye know that he was man­i­fest­ed to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6 Whoso­ev­er abideth in him sin­neth not: whoso­ev­er sin­neth hath not seen him, nei­ther known him. 7 Lit­tle chil­dren, let no man de­ceive you: he that doeth righ­teous­ness is righ­teous, even as he is righ­teous. 8 He that com­mit­teth sin is of the dev­il; for the dev­il sin­neth from the be­gin­ning. For this pur­pose the Son of God was man­i­fest­ed, that he might de­stroy the works of the dev­il. 9 Whoso­ev­er is born of God doth not com­mit sin; for his seed re­maineth in him: and he can­not sin, be­cause he is born of God. 10 In this the chil­dren of God are man­i­fest, and the chil­dren of the dev­il: whoso­ev­er doeth not righ­teous­ness is not of God, nei­ther he that loveth not his broth­er. 11 For this is the mes­sage that ye heard from the be­gin­ning, that we should love one an­oth­er. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his broth­er. And where­fore slew he him? Be­cause his own works were evil, and his brother's righ­teous. 13 Mar­vel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, be­cause we love the brethren. He that loveth not his broth­er abideth in death. 15 Whoso­ev­er hateth his broth­er is a mur­der­er: and ye know that no mur­der­er hath eter­nal life abid­ing in him. 16 Here­by per­ceive we the love of God, be­cause he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his broth­er have need, and shut­teth up his bow­els of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18 My lit­tle chil­dren, let us not love in word, nei­ther in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 19 And here­by we know that we are of the truth, and shall as­sure our hearts be­fore him. 20 For if our heart con­demn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart con­demn us not, then have we con­fi­dence to­ward God. 22 And what­so­ev­er we ask, we re­ceive of him, be­cause we keep his com­mand­ments, and do those things that are pleas­ing in his sight. 23 And this is his com­mand­ment, That we should be­lieve on the name of his Son Je­sus Christ, and love one an­oth­er, as he gave us com­mand­ment. 24 And he that keep­eth his com­mand­ments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And here­by we know that he abideth in us, by the Spir­it which he hath giv­en us.