Bishops' Bible

1 John 3

He declareth the singular love of God towards us, in making us his sons:

1 John 3:1 Beholde what loue the father hath shewed on vs, that we shoulde be called the sonnes of god: For this cause the worlde knoweth you not, because it knoweth not hym. 1 John 3:2 Dearely beloued, nowe are we the sonnes of God, and yet it doth not appeare what we shalbe: But we knowe that when he shall appeare, we shalbe lyke hym, for we shall see hym as he is.

who therefore ought obediently to keep his Commandments,

1 John 3:3 And euery man that hath this hope in hym, purgeth hym selfe, euen as he also is pure. 1 John 3:4 Whosoeuer committeth sinne, transgresseth also the lawe: for sinne is the transgression of the lawe. 1 John 3:5 And ye know that he appeared to take away our sinnes, & in hym is no sinne. 1 John 3:6 As many as byde in hym, sinne not: whosoeuer sinneth, hath not seene him, neither knowen hym. 1 John 3:7 Babes, let no man deceaue you: He that doeth righteousnes, is ryghteous, euen as he is righteous. 1 John 3:8 He that committeth sinne, is of the deuyll: for the deuyll sinneth sence the beginning. For this purpose appeared the sonne of God, to loose the workes of the deuyll. 1 John 3:9 Whosoeuer is borne of God, sinneth not: for his seede remayneth in him, and he can not sinne, because he is borne of God. 1 John 3:10 In this are ye children of God knowe, and the chyldren of the deuyll: Whosoeuer doth not ryghteousnesse, is not of God, neither he that loueth not his brother.

as also brotherly to love one another.

1 John 3:11 For this is the tidynges that ye heard from the begynnyng, that ye shoulde loue one another. 1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, which was of that wicked, and slewe his brother: And wherfore slewe he hym? Because his owne workes were euyll, and his brothers good. 1 John 3:13 Maruayle not my brethren though the worlde hate you. 1 John 3:14 We knowe, that we are translated from death vnto lyfe, because we loue the brethren. He that loueth not his brother, abideth in death. 1 John 3:15 Whosoeuer hateth his brother, is a manslear: And ye knowe that no manslear, hath eternall life abidyng in hym. 1 John 3:16 Hereby perceaue we loue, because he layde downe his lyfe for vs, & we ought to lay downe our lyues for the brethren. 1 John 3:17 But who so hath this worldes good, and seeth his brother haue neede, and shutteth vp his compassion from hym: howe dwelleth the loue of God in hym? 1 John 3:18 My babes, let vs not loue in worde, neither in tongue: but in deede and in veritie. 1 John 3:19 Hereby we knowe that we are of the trueth, and shall assure our heartes before hym. 1 John 3:20 For yf our heart condempne vs, God is greater then our heart, and knoweth all thynges. 1 John 3:21 Dearely beloued, yf our heart condempne vs not, then haue we boldnesse towarde God. 1 John 3:22 And whatsoeuer we aske, we receaue of hym, because we kepe his commaundementes, and do those thynges which are pleasyng in his syght. 1 John 3:23 And this is his comaundement, that we beleue on the name of his sonne Iesus Christe, and loue one another, as he gaue commaundement. 1 John 3:24 And he that kepeth his commaundementes, dwelleth in him, and he in him: and hereby we knowe that he abideth in vs, euen by the spirite which he hath geuen vs.

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