1 John: Chapter 03

The First Epistle of John. The 3rd Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
3:1 See ye what manner charity the Father gave to us, that we be named the sons of God, and be his sons. For this thing the world knoweth not us, for it knoweth not him. Behold what love the father hath shewed on us, that we should be called the sons of god. For this cause the world knoweth you not because it hath not known him. Behold, what love the Father hath shewed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: for this cause the world knoweth you not, because it knoweth not 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.
3:2 Most dear brethren, now we be the sons of God, and yet it appeared not, what we shall be. We know, that when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Dearly beloved, now are we the sons of god, and yet it hath not appeared what we shall be. but we know that when it shall appear, we shall be like him. For we shall see him as he is. Dearly beloved, now are we the sons of God, but yet it doth not appear what we shall be: and we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him: for we shall see him as he is. 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.
3:3 And each man that hath this hope in him, maketh himself holy, as and he is holy. And every man that hath this hope in him, purgeth himself, even as he is pure. And every man that hath this hope in him, purgeth himself, even as he is pure. And every man that hath this hope in him, purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
3:4 Each man that doeth sin, doeth also wickedness, and sin is wickedness. Whosoever committeth sin, committeth unrightwiseness also, for sin is unrightwiseness. Whosoever committeth sin, transgresseth also the Law: for sin is the transgression of the Law. Whosoever committeth sin, transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
3:5 And ye know, that he appeared to do away sins, and sin is not in him. and ye know that he appeared to take away our sins, and in him is no sin. And ye know that he appeared that he might take away our sins, and in him is no sin. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins, and in him is no sin.
3:6 Each man that dwelleth in him, sinneth not; and each that sinneth, seeth not him, neither knew him. As many as bide in him, sin not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither hath known him. Whosoever abideth in him, sinneth not: whosoever sinneth, hath not seen him, neither hath known him. Whosoever abideth in him, sinneth not: whosoever sinneth, hath not seen him, neither known him.
3:7 Little sons, no man deceive you; he that doeth rightwiseness, is just, as also he is just. Babes let no man deceive you, He that doeth rightwiseness is righteous, even as he is righteous. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness, is righteous, as he is righteous. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness, is righteous, even as he is righteous.
3:8 He that doeth sin, is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. In this thing the Son of God appeared, that he undo the works of the devil. He that committeth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth since the beginning. For this purpose appeared the son of god, to loose the works of the devil. He that committeth sin, is of the devil: for the devil sinneth from the beginning: for this purpose appeared the Son of God, that he might loose the works of the devil. 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.
3:9 Each man that is born of God, doeth not sin; for the seed of God dwelleth in him, and he may not sin, for he is born of God. whosoever is born of god, sinneth not: for his seed remaineth in him, and he cannot sin, because he is born of god. Whosoever is born of God, sinneth not: for his seed remaineth in him, neither can he sin, because he is born of God. 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.
3:10 In this thing the sons of God be known, and the sons of the fiend. Each man that is not just, is not of God, and he that loveth not his brother, is not of God. In this are the children of god known, and the children of the devil. whosoever doeth not rightwiseness, is not of god, neither he that loveth not his brother In this are the children of God known, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness, is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 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.
3:11 For this is the telling, that ye heard at the beginning, that ye love each other; For this is the tidings, that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another: For this is the message, that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
3:12 not as Cain, that was of the devil, and slew his brother. And for what thing slew he him? for his works were evil, and his brother’s just. not as Cain which was of the wicked and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? because his own works were evil, and his brother’s good. Not as Cain which was of the wicked, and slew his brother: & wherefore slew he him? because his own works were evil, and his brother’s good. 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.
3:13 Brethren, do not ye wonder, if the world hateth you. Marvel not my brethren if the world hate you. Marvel not, my brethren, though the world hate you. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
3:14 We know, that we be translated from death to life, for we love brethren. He that loveth not, dwelleth in death. We know that we are translated from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother, abideth in death. We know that we are translated from death unto life, because we love the brethren: he that loveth not his brother, abideth in death. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren: he that loveth not his brother, abideth in death.
3:15 Each man that hateth his brother, is a manslayer; and ye know, that each manslayer hath not everlasting life dwelling in him. Whosoever hateth his brother, is a man slayer. And ye know that no man slayer, hath eternal life abiding in him. Whosoever hateth his brother, is a manslayer: & ye know that no manslayer hath eternal life abiding in him. Whosoever hateth his brother, is a murderer, and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
3:16 In this thing we have known the charity of God, for he put his life for us, and we owe to put our lives for our brethren. Hereby perceive we love: for he gave his life for us: And we ought also to give our lives for our brethren. Hereby have we perceived love, that he laid down his life for us: therefore we ought also to lay down our lives for the brethren. 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.
3:17 He that shall have the substance of this world, and shall see his brother have need, and closeth his entrails from him, how dwelleth the charity of God in him? Whosoever hath this world’s good and seeth his brother in necessity, and shutteth up his compassion from him: how dwelleth the love of god in him? And whosoever hath this world’s good and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother hath need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him; how dwelleth the love of God in him?
3:18 My little sons, love we not in word, neither in tongue, but in work and truth. My babes, let us not love in word, neither in tongue: but with deed, and in verity. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue only, but in deed & in truth. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
3:19 In this thing we know, that we be of truth, and in his sight we admonish our hearts. And hereby we know that we are of the verity, and will before him put our hearts out of doubt: For thereby we know that we are of the truth & shall before him assure our hearts. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
3:20 For if our heart reprove us, God is more than our heart, and knoweth all things. For (if our hearts condemn us) god is greater than our hearts, and knoweth all things. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
3:21 Most dear brethren, if our heart reproveth not us, we have trust to God; Tenderly beloved, if our hearts condemn us not, then have we trust to god-ward: Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we boldness toward God. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence towards God.
3:22 and whatever we shall ask, we shall receive of him, for we keep his commandments, and we do those things that be pleasant before him. and whatsoever we ask, we shall receive of him: because we keep his commandments, and do those things which are pleasing in his sight. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things which are pleasing in his sight. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
3:23 And this is the commandment of him, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love each other, as he gave behest to us. And this is his commandment, that we believe on the name of his son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave commandment. This is then his commandment, That we believe in the Name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave commandment. 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.
3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments, dwelleth in him, and he in him. And in this thing we know, that he dwelleth in us, by the Spirit, whom he gave to us. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that there abideth in us of the spirit which he gave us. For he that keepeth his commandments, dwelleth in him, and he in him: & hereby we know that he abideth in us, even by the Spirit which he hath given us. 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 given us.
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