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1 John 3:7-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

The Imperative of Love

10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 John 3:7-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil [a]has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is [b]born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is [c]born of God. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: [d]anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 3:8 Lit sins
  2. 1 John 3:9 Or begotten
  3. 1 John 3:9 Or begotten
  4. 1 John 3:10 Lit everyone
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1 John 3:7-10 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Little children (believers, dear ones), do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who practices righteousness [the one who strives to live a consistently honorable life—in private as well as in public—and to conform to God’s precepts] is righteous, just as He is righteous. The one who practices sin [separating himself from God, and offending Him by acts of disobedience, indifference, or rebellion] is of the devil [and takes his inner character and moral values from him, not God]; for the devil has sinned and violated God’s law from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, because [a]God’s seed [His principle of life, the essence of His righteous character] remains [permanently] in him [who is born again—who is reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose]; and he [who is born again] cannot habitually [live a life characterized by] sin, because he is born of God and longs to please Him. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are clearly identified: anyone who does not practice righteousness [who does not seek God’s will in thought, action, and purpose] is not of God, nor is the one who does not [unselfishly] [b]love his [believing] brother.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 3:9 I.e. in human terms, God’s seed is like a divine “genetic code” which is passed on to His children and produces in them the desire to live in a way which pleases Him.
  2. 1 John 3:10 See note 2:10.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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1 John 3:7-10 New International Version (NIV)

Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. 10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.

New International Version (NIV)

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1 John 3:7-10 King James Version (KJV)

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.

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.

Matthew 5:48 New King James Version (NKJV)

48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Matthew 5:48 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

48 Therefore [a]you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:48 Lit you shall be
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Matthew 5:48 Amplified Bible (AMP)

48 You, therefore, will be perfect [growing into spiritual maturity both in mind and character, actively integrating godly values into your daily life], as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Matthew 5:48 New International Version (NIV)

48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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Matthew 5:48 King James Version (KJV)

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Luke 6:36 New King James Version (NKJV)

36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Luke 6:36 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

36 [a]Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 6:36 Or Become
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Luke 6:36 Amplified Bible (AMP)

36 Be merciful (responsive, compassionate, tender) just as your [heavenly] Father is merciful.

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Luke 6:36 New International Version (NIV)

36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

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Luke 6:36 King James Version (KJV)

36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

1 John 3:2-3 New King James Version (NKJV)

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 John 3:2-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 John 3:2-3 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Beloved, we are [even here and] now children of God, and it is not yet made clear what we will be [after His coming]. We know that when He comes and is revealed, we will [as His children] be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is [in all His glory]. And everyone who has this hope [confidently placed] in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure (holy, undefiled, guiltless).

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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1 John 3:2-3 New International Version (NIV)

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,[a] we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 3:2 Or when it is made known
New International Version (NIV)

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1 John 3:2-3 King James Version (KJV)

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.

1 Peter 1:15-16 New King James Version (NKJV)

15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Peter 1:15-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

15 but [a]like the Holy One who called you, [b]be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 1:15 Lit according to
  2. 1 Peter 1:15 Or become
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1 Peter 1:15-16 Amplified Bible (AMP)

15 But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves in all your conduct [be set apart from the world by your godly character and moral courage]; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy (set apart), for I am holy.”

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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