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1 John 3 (WEBP)

[1] See how great a love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn’t know us, because it didn’t know him.
[2] Beloved, now we are children of God. It is not yet revealed what we will be; but we know that when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him just as he is.
[3] Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
[4] Everyone who sins also commits lawlessness. Sin is lawlessness.
[5] You know that he was revealed to take away our sins, and no sin is in him.
[6] Whoever remains in him doesn’t sin. Whoever sins hasn’t seen him and doesn’t know him.
[7] Little children, let no one lead you astray. He who does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
[8] He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed: that he might destroy the works of the devil.
[9] Whoever is born of God doesn’t commit sin, because his seed remains in him, and he can’t sin, because he is born of God.
[10] In this the children of God are revealed, and the children of the devil. Whoever doesn’t do righteousness is not of God, neither is he who doesn’t love his brother.
[11] For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another—
[12] unlike Cain, who was of the evil one and killed his brother. Why did he kill him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
[13] Don’t be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
[14] We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. He who doesn’t love his brother remains in death.
[15] Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.
[16] By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
[17] But whoever has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, then closes his heart of compassion against him, how does God’s love remain in him?
[18] My little children, let’s not love in word only, or with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.
[19] And by this we know that we are of the truth and persuade our hearts before him,
[20] because if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
[21] Beloved, if our hearts don’t condemn us, we have boldness toward God;
[22] so whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.
[23] This is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he commanded.
[24] He who keeps his commandments remains in him, and he in him. By this we know that he remains in us, by the Spirit which he gave us.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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1 John 3 (KJVS)

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[2] Beloved G27, now G3568 are we G2070 (PresInd) the sons G5043 of God G2316, and G2532 it doth G5319 not yet G3768 appear G5319 (AorPasInd) what G5101 we shall be G2071 (FutInd): but G1161 we know G1492 (PerfActInd) that G3754, when G1437 he shall appear G5319 (AorPasSubj), we shall be G2071 (FutInd) like G3664 him G846; for G3754 we shall see G3700 (FutMidDepInd) him G846 as G2531 he is G2076 (PresInd).
[3] And G2532 every man G3956 that hath G2192 (PresActPtc) this G5026 hope G1680 in G1909 him G846 purifieth G48 (PresActInd) himself G1438, even as G2531 he G1565 is G2076 (PresInd) pure G53.
[4] Whosoever G3956 committeth G4160 (PresActPtc) sin G266 transgresseth G4160 (PresActInd) G458 also G2532 the law G458: for G2532 sin G266 is G2076 (PresInd) the transgression of the law G458.
[5] And G2532 ye know G1492 (PerfActInd) that G3754 he G1565 was manifested G5319 (AorPasInd) to G2443 take away G142 (AorActSubj) our G2257 sins G266; and G2532 in G1722 him G846 is G2076 (PresInd) no G3756 sin G266.
[6] Whosoever G3956 abideth G3306 (PresActPtc) in G1722 him G846 sinneth G264 (PresActInd) not G3756: whosoever G3956 sinneth G264 (PresActPtc) hath G3708 not G3756 seen G3708 (PerfActInd) him G846, neither G3761 known G1097 (PerfActInd) him G846.
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[8] He that committeth G4160 (PresActPtc) sin G266 is G2076 (PresInd) of G1537 the devil G1228; for G3754 the devil G1228 sinneth G264 (PresActInd) from G575 the beginning G746. For G1519 this purpose G5124 the Son G5207 of God G2316 was manifested G5319 (AorPasInd), that G2443 he might destroy G3089 (AorActSubj) the works G2041 of the devil G1228.
[9] Whosoever G3956 is born G1080 (PerfPasPtc) of G1537 God G2316 doth G4160 (PresActInd) not G3756 commit sin G266; for G3754 his G846 seed G4690 remaineth G3306 (PresActInd) in G1722 him G846: and G2532 he cannot G3756 G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) sin G264 (PresActInf), because G3754 he is born G1080 (PerfPasInd) of G1537 God G2316.
[10] In G1722 this G5129 the children G5043 of God G2316 are G2076 (PresInd) manifest G5318, and G2532 the children G5043 of the devil G1228: whosoever G3956 doeth G4160 (PresActPtc) not G3361 righteousness G1343 is G2076 (PresInd) not G3756 of G1537 God G2316, neither G2532 he that loveth G25 (PresActPtc) not G3361 his G846 brother G80.
[11] For G3754 this G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) the message G31 that G3739 ye heard G191 (AorActInd) from G575 the beginning G746, that G2443 we should love G25 (PresActSubj) one another G240.
[12] Not G3756 as G2531 Cain G2535, [who] was G2258 (ImpfInd) of G1537 that wicked one G4190, and G2532 slew G4969 (AorActInd) his G846 brother G80. And G2532 wherefore G5484 G5101 slew G4969 (AorActInd) he him G846? Because G3754 his own G846 works G2041 were G2258 (ImpfInd) evil G4190, and G1161 his G846 brother’s G80 righteous G1342.
[13] Marvel G2296 (PresActImpr) not G3361, my G3450 brethren G80, if G1487 the world G2889 hate G3404 (PresActInd) you G5209.
[14] We know G1492 (PerfActInd) that G3754 we G2249 have passed G3327 (PerfActInd) from G1537 death G2288 unto G1519 life G2222, because G3754 we love G25 (PresActInd) the brethren G80. He that loveth G25 (PresActPtc) not G3361 [his] brother G80 abideth G3306 (PresActInd) in G1722 death G2288.
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[16] Hereby G1722 G5129 perceive we G1097 (PerfActInd) the love G26 [of God], because G3754 he G1565 laid down G5087 (AorActInd) his G846 life G5590 for G5228 us G2257: and G2532 we G2249 ought G3784 (PresActInd) to lay down G5087 (PresActInf) [our] lives G5590 for G5228 the brethren G80.
[17] But G1161 whoso G3739 G302 hath G2192 (PresActSubj) this world’s G2889 good G979, and G2532 seeth G2334 (PresActSubj) his G846 brother G80 have G2192 (PresActPtc) need G5532, and G2532 shutteth up G2808 (AorActSubj) his G846 bowels G4698 [of compassion] from G575 him G846, how G4459 dwelleth G3306 (PresActInd) the love G26 of God G2316 in G1722 him G846?
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[19] And G2532 hereby G1722 G5129 we know G1097 (PresActInd) that G3754 we are G2070 (PresInd) of G1537 the truth G225, and G2532 shall assure G3982 (FutActInd) our G2257 hearts G2588 before G1715 him G846.
[20] For G3754 if G1437 our G2257 heart G2588 condemn us G2607 (PresActSubj), G3754 God G2316 is G2076 (PresInd) greater G3187 than our G2257 heart G2588, and G2532 knoweth G1097 (PresActInd) all things G3956.
[21] Beloved G27, if G3362 our G2257 heart G2588 condemn G2607 (PresActSubj) us G2257 not G3362, [then] have we G2192 (PresActInd) confidence G3954 toward G4314 God G2316.
[22] And G2532 whatsoever G3739 G1437 we ask G154 (PresActSubj), we receive G2983 (PresActInd) of G3844 him G846, because G3754 we keep G5083 (PresActInd) his G846 commandments G1785, and G2532 do G4160 (PresActInd) those things that are pleasing G701 in his G846 sight G1799.
[23] And G2532 this G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) his G846 commandment G1785, That G2443 we should believe G4100 (AorActSubj) on the name G3686 of his G846 Son G5207 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547, and G2532 love G25 (PresActSubj) one another G240, as G2531 he gave G1325 (AorActInd) us G2254 commandment G1785.
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Young’s Literal Translation

1 John 3 (YLT)

[1] See ye what love the Father hath given to us, that children of God we may be called; because of this the world doth not know us, because it did not know Him;
[2] beloved, now, children of God are we, and it was not yet manifested what we shall be, and we have known that if he may be manifested, like him we shall be, because we shall see him as he is;
[3] and every one who is having this hope on him, doth purify himself, even as he is pure.
[4] Every one who is doing the sin, the lawlessness also he doth do, and the sin is the lawlessness,
[5] and ye have known that he was manifested that our sins he may take away, and sin is not in him;
[6] every one who is remaining in him doth not sin; every one who is sinning, hath not seen him, nor known him.
[7] Little children, let no one lead you astray; he who is doing the righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous,
[8] he who is doing the sin, of the devil he is, because from the beginning the devil doth sin; for this was the Son of God manifested, that he may break up the works of the devil;
[9] every one who hath been begotten of God, sin he doth not, because his seed in him doth remain, and he is not able to sin, because of God he hath been begotten.
[10] In this manifest are the children of God, and the children of the devil; every one who is not doing righteousness, is not of God, and he who is not loving his brother,
[11] because this is the message that ye did hear from the beginning, that we may love one another,
[12] not as Cain-of the evil one he was, and he did slay his brother, and wherefore did he slay him? because his works were evil, and those of his brother righteous.
[13] Do not wonder, my brethren, if the world doth hate you;
[14] we-we have known that we have passed out of the death to the life, because we love the brethren; he who is not loving the brother doth remain in the death.
[15] Every one who is hating his brother-a man-killer he is, and ye have known that no man-killer hath life age-during in him remaining,
[16] in this we have known the love, because he for us his life did lay down, and we ought for the brethren the lives to lay down;
[17] and whoever may have the goods of the world, and may view his brother having need, and may shut up his bowels from him-how doth the love of God remain in him?
[18] My little children, may we not love in word nor in tongue, but in word and in truth!
[19] and in this we know that of the truth we are, and before Him we shall assure our hearts,
[20] because if our heart may condemn-because greater is God than our heart, and He doth know all things.
[21] Beloved, if our heart may not condemn us, we have boldness toward God,
[22] and whatever we may ask, we receive from Him, because His commands we keep, and the things pleasing before Him we do,
[23] and this is His command, that we may believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and may love one another, even as He did give command to us,
[24] and he who is keeping His commands, in Him he doth remain, and He in him; and in this we know that He doth remain in us, from the Spirit that He gave us.