Dost not thou long for peace with God? And as good-will to men was proclaimed from heaven, so good-will to men, particularly to the brethren, must be in the hearts of those who go to God and heaven. King James Version Update. 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: [Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews] One of the members of the grand Sanhedrin; for such were ordinarily called rulers of the Jews. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. In him, that is, in Christ, was no sin. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. King James Version (KJV). 1 John 3. 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Let the followers of Christ be content with hard fare here, since they are in a land of strangers, where their Lord was so badly treated before them. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. He that abides in Christ, continues not in the practice of sin. Children of God. It goes against him to sin with forethought. Love needs an object, and since there was a time before anything was created, there was a time when the only love in the universe was between the … Renewing grace is an abiding principle. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 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. 1 John 3 :: King James Version (KJV) Strong's. 1 John 2:24. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: ... Read verse in King James Version And that is what we are! John 3:1-16 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with ... Read verse in King James … Little does the world think that these poor, humble, despised ones, are favourites of God, and will dwell in heaven. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. If God is love (1 John 4:8) and God is eternal (Micah 5:2), we understand that love in isolation is meaningless. 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? They may well wait in faith, hope, and earnest desire, for the revelation of the Lord Jesus. (16-21) The advantage of faith, love, and obedience. He that doeth righteousness is righteous, and to be a follower of Christ, shows an interest by faith in his obedience and sufferings. They would receive it, if good for them. 1 John 3:2. HOLY BIBLE, KJV. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 1 John chapter 4 KJV (King James Version) 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:. 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. John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. KJV 1 John 3 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. 21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. If conscience condemn us in known sin, or the neglect of known duty, God does so too. COMMENTARY John 3-1-7. 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. At Calvary, the water poured from his side and intermingled with his blood and washed our sins away by faith in our repentance looking from up from the wilderness to his healing by repentance. 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. 1 John 3:1 Context. 1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And wherefore slew he him? For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. The Holy Spirit, grieved at selfishness, will leave the selfish heart without comfort, and full of darkness and terror. Finish this verse: 'What manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called ___'. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. 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. Behold, {1} {a} what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be {b} called the sons of God: {2} therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 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. Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Commentary on John 3:1-7. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Religion is not an art, a matter of dexterity and skill, but a new nature. 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: [Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews] One of the members of the grand Sanhedrin; for such were ordinarily called rulers of the Jews. NIV: ESV: NASB: KJV: HCSB: 1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. They shall be transformed into the same image, by their view of him.3-10 The sons of God know that their Lord is of purer eyes than to allow any thing unholy and impure to dwell with him. 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 1 John 3:1-24 KJV. 1 John 3:1 KJV 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. 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. First John 3:1–3 highlights the amazing love God has for us. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 1 John 3:1-8 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. Geneva Study Bible. 2 Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. (16-21) The advantage of faith, love, and obedience. (3-10) Love to the brethren is the character of real Christians. Consider, believer, how it changes thy heart. Every instance of this selfishness must weaken the evidences of a man's conversion; when habitual and allowed, it must decide against him. Font Size. But a man cannot act like the devil, and at the same time be a disciple of Christ Jesus. 1 John 3:1-10. 1 John 3:1-10 KJV. (11-15) That love described by its actings. 1 John 3:1-10 King James Version (KJV). Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 3 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. (22-24) Commentary on 1 John 3:1,2 (Read 1 John 3:1… 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. 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. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. (22-24) Commentary on 1 John 3:1,2 (Read 1 John 3:1,2) 24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. KJV: King James Version 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? 1 John 3:16 Context 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. King James Version 1 John 3:1. 1 John 3:12. 18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Verse. Read full chapter. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 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. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. 1 John 3:1-24. Let us not serve or indulge what the Son of God came to destroy. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 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. This union between Christ and the souls of believers, is by the Spirit he has given them. But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. 1 John 3:1 KJV 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. 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 1 John 3:1-2 KJV 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. But our moral infirmities, our proneness to sin, he had not. 11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Jump to: Bible Study Tools; Parallel Bible Verse; 15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. The seed of the serpent are known by neglect of religion, and by their hating real Christians. Let conscience therefore be well-informed, be heard, and diligently attended to.22-24 When believers had confidence towards God, through the Spirit of adoption, and by faith in the great High Priest, they might ask what they would of their reconciled Father. There is that bias upon his heart, which disposes him to loathe and hate sin. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. HOLY BIBLE, KJV. 1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! Some of that transformation is immediate, but not everything we will be has been revealed, yet. All the sinless weaknesses that were consequences of the fall, he took; that is, all those infirmities of mind or body which subject man to suffering, and expose him to temptation. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. John 3:1-21 KJV. 1 John 3:16 Context. 21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. The sons of God will be known, and be made manifest by likeness to their Head. Behold, {1} {a} what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be {b} called the sons of God: {2} therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. (16-21) The advantage of faith, love, and obedience. May all professors of the gospel lay these truths to heart, and try themselves by them.11-15 We should love the Lord Jesus, value his love, and therefore love all our brethren in Christ. 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. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Bible > 1 John > 1 John 3 1 John 3 Parallel Chapters. And there is repentance for sin, if committed. For this reason the world does not recognize us, because it did not recognize him, either. It is not zeal for a party in the common religion, or affection for those who are of the same name and sentiments with ourselves. (1,2) The purifying influence of the hope of seeing Christ, and the danger of pretending to this, and living in sin. 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. (3-10) Love to the brethren is the character of real Christians. By what can it be known that a man has a true sense of the love of Christ for perishing sinners, or that the love of God has been planted in his heart by the Holy Spirit, if the love of the world and its good overcomes the feelings of compassion to a perishing brother? And the regenerate person cannot sin as he did before he was born of God, and as others do who are not born again. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. Therefore the world does not know [] us, because it did not know Him. Jesus did not answer Nicodemus as a rabbi would have done by quoting the Old Testament or former rabbis. 11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: Read verse in King James Version 3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 1 John 3:1. 1 John 3:1-3New King James Version (NKJV) The Command to Love 3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of [a]God! 15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. International Standard Version See what kind of love the Father has given us: We are called God's children—and that is what we are! COMMENTARY John 3-1-7. He who thus follows Christ, dwells in Him as his ark, refuge, and rest, and in the Father through him. To be born of God is to be inwardly renewed by the power of the Spirit of God. This love is the special fruit of our faith, and a certain sign of our being born again. 3 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. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 3 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. Sign up here! (1,2) The purifying influence of the hope of seeing Christ, and the danger of pretending to this, and living in sin. Behold what manner of love See, take notice, consider, look by faith, with wonder and astonishment, and observe how great a favour, what an instance of matchless love, what a wonderful blessing of grace, the Father hath bestowed upon us: 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. Surely we should love those whom God has loved, and so loved. 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. KJV: King James Version 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. Renouncing sin is the great proof of spiritual union with, continuance in, and saving knowledge of the Lord Christ. The children of God and the children of the devil have their distinct characters. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 1 John Chapter 3 + Text Size — 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. Listen to the Bible. And that is what we are! The sons of God must walk by faith, and live by hope. 1 John 3:1, KJV: "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." Beware of self-deceit. The apostle admires the love of God in making believers his children. (1,2) The purifying influence of the hope of seeing Christ, and the danger of pretending to this, and living in sin. Paragraph. 1 See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! ... Tools. But none who rightly know the heart of man, can wonder at the contempt and enmity of ungodly people against the children of God. Red Letter. 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. We know that we are passed from death to life: we may know it by the evidences of our faith in Christ, of which love to our brethren is one. John 3:1-21. 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. 5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. May we be followers of him as his dear children, thus show our sense of his unspeakable mercy, and express that obedient, grateful, humble mind which becomes us. King James Version (KJV) Bible Book List. (22-24)1,2 Little does the world know of the happiness of the real followers of Christ. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. 1 John 3:1-10 New King James Version (NKJV) The Command to Love 3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of [ a]God! He only is righteous before God, as a justified believer, who is taught and disposed to righteousness by the Holy Spirit. 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. A man may believe that God is gracious before he knows it; yet when faith has laid hold on the promises, it sets reason to work. 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1-10 New King James Version (NKJV) The Command to Love. Only when Christ returns will we see everything He has in store for us. And wherefore slew he him? This salvation is built upon Divine testimony, even the Spirit of God.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? 19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. (11-15) That love described by its actings. Geneva Study Bible. Bible > KJV + Strong's > 1 John 3 1 John 3 KJV + Strong's. There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. 5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Sin is the rejecting the Divine law. Children of God. 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. (11-15) That love described by its actings. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to … The life of grace in the heart of a regenerate person, is the beginning and first principle of a life of glory, whereof they must be destitute who hate their brother in their hearts.16-21 Here is the condescension, the miracle, the mystery of Divine love, that God would redeem the church with his own blood. 1 John 3:1, NASB : "See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of … 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 3 All things were made by him; … 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 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of [] God! 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. 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. 18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. (24-29)1,2 When have an Advocate with the Father; one who has undertaken, and is fully able, to plead in behalf of every one who applies for pardon and salvation in his name, depending on his pleading for them. Therefore the world does not know [b]us, because it did not know Him. No profit, pleasure, or preferment shall hinder thee from following Christ. There is the spiritual principle that opposes sinful acts. 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. Wouldst thou not forego all the world for it? Not only is He willing to call us His children, we actually are His children. 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. (3-10) Love to the brethren is the character of real Christians. 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