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 shuld be called þe þe sonnes of God. For this cause þe worlde knoweth you not, because it knoweth not hym. 1 John 3:2 Dearely beloued, now are we þe sonnes of God & yet it doth not appeare, what we shalbe. But we knowe, that when it shall appeare, we shalbe lyke him. For we shall se hym as he is.
who therefore ought obediently to keep his Commandments,
1 John 3:3 And euery man that hath this hope in him, pourgeth him selfe, euen as he also is pure. 1 John 3:4 Whosoeuer commytteth synne, committeth vnryghteousnes also, and synne is vnryghteousnes. 1 John 3:5 And ye knowe, that he appeared, to take awaye oure synnes, and in him is no synne. 1 John 3:6 As many as byde in hym, synne not: whosoeuer synneth, hath not sene hym, nether knowne hym. 1 John 3:7 Babes, let no man deceaue you. He that doeth ryghteousnes, is ryghteous, euen as he is ryghteous. 1 John 3:8 He that committeth synne, is of the deuyll: for the deuyll synneth sence the beginnynge. For this purpose appeared the sonne of God, to lowse the worckes of þe deuyl. 1 John 3:9 Whosoeuer is borne of God, synneth not: for his seed remayneth in him, and he cannot synne, because he is borne of God. 1 John 3:10 In thys are the chyldren of God knowen, and the chyldren of the deuyll. Whosoeuer doeth not ryghteousnes, is not of God, nether he that loueth not hys brother.
as also brotherly to love one another.
1 John 3:11 For this is the tidinges, that ye hearde from the beginninge, that ye shuld loue one another, 1 John 3:12 not as Cayn which was of that wicked, and slewe his brother. And wherfore slewe he hym? Because his awne workes were euyll, and hys brothers good. 1 John 3:13 Maruayle not my brethren though þe world hate you. 1 John 3:14 We knowe, that we are translated from deeth vnto lyfe, because we loue the brethren. He that loueth not hys brother, abydeth in deeth. 1 John 3:15 Whosoeuer hateth his brother, is a man slear. And ye knowe, þt no man slear, hath eternall lyfe abydynge in hym. 1 John 3:16 Herby perceaue we loue: because he gaue his lyfe for vs: & we ought to geue oure liues for the brethren. 1 John 3:17 But whoso hath thys worldes good and seyth hys brother haue neade: and shutteth vp his compassion from him: how dwelleth the loue of God in hym? 1 John 3:18 My babes, let vs not loue in worde, nether in tonge: but in dede & in veritie. 1 John 3:19 Herby we knowe, that we are of the veritie & can quyet oure hertes before hym. 1 John 3:20 For yf oure herte condempne vs, God is gretter then oure herte, and knoweth all thinges. 1 John 3:21 Dearly beloued, yf oure herte condempne vs not, then haue we trust to God warde: 1 John 3:22 & what soeuer we aske we receaue of hym, because we kepe his commaundementes, & do those thinges which are pleasinge in his syght. 1 John 3:23 And this is hys commaundement, þt we beleue on the name of his sonne Iesus Christ, and loue one another, as he gaue commaundement. 1 John 3:24 And he that kepeth hys commaundementes, dwelleth in him, & he in him, and herby we knowe that he abydeth in vs, euen by the sprete which he hath geuen vs.