1 John 3
He declareth the singular love of God towards us, in making us his sons:
1 John 3:1 Beholde what loue þe father hath shewed on vs, that we shoulde be called þe sonnes of God. For this cause the worlde knoweth you not, because it knoweth not him. 1 John 3:2 Dearly beloued, now are we the sonnes of God, and yet it doeth not appeare, what we shalbe. But we knowe that when it shal appere, we shalbe like him. For we shall se him as he is.
who therefore ought obediently to keep his Commandments,
1 John 3:3 And euery man that hath thys hope in him, pourgeth him selfe, euen as he is pure. 1 John 3:4 Whosoeuer committeth synne, committeth vnrightuousnes also, for synne is vnrightuousnes. 1 John 3:5 And ye knowe that he appered to take awaye oure synnes, & in him is no sinne. 1 John 3:6 As many as byde in him synne not, whosoeuer synneth, hath not sene him, neyther hath knowen him. 1 John 3:7 Babes let no man deceiue you. He that doth rightuousnes is rightuous, euen as he is righteous. 1 John 3:8 He that committeth sinne, is of the deuil, for the deuil sinneth sence the beginninge. For this purpose appered the sonne of God to lowse the workes of the deuil. 1 John 3:9 Whosoeuer is borne of God, sinneth not, for hys seed remaineth in him, and he can not sinne, because he is borne of God. 1 John 3:10 In this are the chyldren of God knowen, and the chyldren of the deuil. Whosoeuer doth not rightuousnes, is not of God, neyther he that loueth not his 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 should loue one anothere 1 John 3:12 not as Cayn, which was of the wicked & slewe his brother. And wherfore slewe he him? Because his own workes were euyll, and his brothers good. 1 John 3:13 Maruaile not my brethren though the worlde hate you. 1 John 3:14 We know that we are translated from death vnto lyfe, because we loue the brethren. He that loueth not his brother, abydeth in death. 1 John 3:15 Whosoeuer hateth his brother, is a man slear. And ye know þt no man slear hath eternal life abidinge in him. 1 John 3:16 Hereby perceyue we loue, that he gaue hys lyfe for vs, & therfore oughte we also to geue our lyues for the brethren. 1 John 3:17 Whosoeuer hath this worldes good, and seeth his brother haue nede, and shutteth vp his compassion from him, howe dwelleth the loue of God in hym? 1 John 3:18 My babes, let vs not loue in worde neyther in tonge, but wyth the dede and in veryty: 1 John 3:19 For therby we know that we are of the verytye, and can before him quyete oure hertes. 1 John 3:20 But if our hertes condempne vs, God is greater then our hertes, and knoweth all thinges. 1 John 3:21 Beloued, yf our hertes condempne vs not, then haue we trust to Godward, 1 John 3:22 and whatsoeuer we are, we shall receiue of him, because we kepe his commaundementes, and do these thinges, which are pleasyng in hys sight. 1 John 3:23 And this is his commaundement, that we beleue on þe name of his sonne Iesus Christ and loue one another, as he gaue commaundemente. 1 John 3:24 And he that kepeth hys commaundementes, dwelleth in hym and he in him, & therby we know that there abydeth in vs of the spyryte, which he gaue vs.