ashamed before him at his coming.
 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth
righteousness is born of him.
 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.
 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.
 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
even as he is pure.
 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression
of the law.
 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
 Little children,
let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
 He that
committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God
was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
 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.
 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.
 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning,
that we should love one another.
 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother.
And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because
we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
 Whosoever hateth his brother
is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
 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.
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?
 My little children, let us not love in word, neither
in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure
our hearts before him.
 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all
 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
 And whatsoever
we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing
in his sight.
 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.
 And he that keepeth his commandments
dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath
 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets
are gone out into the world.
 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus
Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in
the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and
even now already is it in the world.
 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because
greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
 They are of the world: therefore speak they
of the world, and the world heareth them.
 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that
is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
 Beloved, let
us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
 In this was manifested the love of God toward
us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for
 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
 No man hath seen
God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
 And we have
seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
 Whosoever shall
confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
 And we have known and