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 giuen to vs, that we should be called the sonnes of God: for this cause this world knoweth you not, because it knoweth not him. 1 John 3:2 Dearely beloued, nowe are we the sonnes of God, but yet it is not made manifest what we shall be: and we know that when he shalbe made manifest, we shalbe like him: for we shall see him as he is.
who therefore ought obediently to keep his Commandments,
1 John 3:3 And euery man that hath this hope in him, purgeth himselfe, euen as he is pure. 1 John 3:4 Whosoeuer committeth sinne, transgresseth also the Law: for sinne is the transgression of the Lawe. 1 John 3:5 And ye knowe that hee was made manifest, that he might take away our sinnes, and in him is no sinne. 1 John 3:6 Whosoeuer abideth in him, sinneth not: whosoeuer sinneth, hath not seene him, neither hath knowen him. 1 John 3:7 Litle children, let no man deceiue you: he that doeth righteousnes, is righteous, as hee is righteous. 1 John 3:8 He that comitteth sinne, is of the deuil: for the deuill sinneth from the beginning: for this purpose was made manifest that Sonne of God, that he might loose the workes of the deuil. 1 John 3:9 Whosoeuer is borne of God, sinneth not: for his seede remaineth in him, neither can hee sinne, because he is borne of God. 1 John 3:10 In this are the children of God knowen, and the children of the deuil: whosoeuer doeth not righteousnesse, 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 message, that ye heard from the beginning, that we should loue one another, 1 John 3:12 Not as Cain which was of that wicked one, and slewe his brother: and wherefore slewe he him? because his owne workes were euill, and his brothers good. 1 John 3:13 Marueile not, my brethren, though this world hate you. 1 John 3:14 We know that we are translated from death vnto life, because we loue the brethren: he that loueth not his brother, abideth in death. 1 John 3:15 Whosoeuer hateth his brother, is a manslayer: and ye know that no manslayer hath eternall life abiding in him. 1 John 3:16 Hereby haue we perceiued loue, that he layde downe his life for vs: therefore we ought also to lay downe our liues for the brethren. 1 John 3:17 And whosoeuer hath this worlds good, and seeth his brother haue neede, & shutteth vp his compassion from him, howe dwelleth the loue of God in him? 1 John 3:18 My litle children, let vs not loue in worde, neither in tongue onely, but in deede and in trueth. 1 John 3:19 For thereby we know that we are of the trueth, and shal before him assure our hearts. 1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemne vs, God is greater then our heart, and knoweth all things. 1 John 3:21 Beloued, if our heart condemne vs not, then haue we boldnes toward God. 1 John 3:22 And whatsoeuer we aske we receiue of him, because we keepe his commaundements, and do those things which are pleasing in his sight. 1 John 3:23 This is then his commaundement, That we beleeue in the Name of his Sonne Iesus Christ, and loue one another as hee gaue commaundement. 1 John 3:24 For hee that keepeth his commaundements, dwelleth in him, and he in him: and hereby we knowe that hee abideth in vs, euen by that Spirit which he hath giuen vs.