1 John 3:1



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Look at how great a love the Father has given us, that we should be called God's children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn't know 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! For this reason the world does not recognize us, because it did not recognize him, either.

A Conservative Version

Behold what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we may be called children of God. Because of this the world does not know you, because it did not know him.

American Standard Version

Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and'such we are. For this cause the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Amplified

See what [ an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.

An Understandable Version

Look at how much love the Father has shown to us [Christians], that we should be called His children! But, that is what we [really] are! The reason the people of the world do not know who we are is because they do not know who God [really] is.

Anderson New Testament

Behold, how great love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the children of God! For this reason, the world knows us not, because it knew him not.

Bible in Basic English

See what great love the Father has given us in naming us the children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not see who we are, because it did not see who he was.

Common New Testament

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God! And so we are! The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Consider what proof the father has given us of his love, in allowing us to be called the sons of God: therefore the world does not know us, because it knew him not.

Darby Translation

See what love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God. For this reason the world knows us not, because it knew him not.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Behold how great love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! For this reason, the world does not know us, because it did not know him.

Godbey New Testament

Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God; and we are. And on this account the world does not know us, because it did not know him.

Goodspeed New Testament

Think what love the Father has had for us, in letting us be called God's children, for that is what we are. This is why the world does not know what we are??ecause it has never come to know him.

John Wesley New Testament

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, what charity the Father has given us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the world does not know us, because it does not know him.

Julia Smith Translation

See ye, what kind of love the Father has given us, that we should be called the children of God: for this the world knows us not, for it knew him not.

King James 2000

Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called children of God, and we are! Because of this the world does not know us: because it did not know him.

Modern King James verseion

Behold what manner of love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God. Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold what love the father hath showed on us, that we should be called the sons of God. For this cause the world knoweth you not; because it knoweth not him.

Moffatt New Testament

'Born of him!' Think what a love the Father has for us, in letting us be called 'children of God!' That is what we are. The world does not recognize us? That is simply because it did not recognize him.

Montgomery New Testament

Behold what manner of love the Father has given us in allowing us to be called "Children of God!" And that is what we are. For this reason the world does not recognize us, because it did not know him.

NET Bible

(See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God's children -- and indeed we are! For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know him.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are. For this cause the world does not know us, because it did not know him.

New simplified Bible

Observe the love the Father gave to us that we should be called the children of God. That is what we are! For this reason the world does not know us. This is because it did not know him.

Noyes New Testament

Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God l For this cause the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Sawyer New Testament

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God. The world therefore knows us not, because it knew him not.

The Emphasized Bible

Behold, what manner of love, the Father hath bestowed upon us - that, children of God, we should be called, - and such we are! Therefore, the world understandeth us not, because it understood not him.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

BEHOLD, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God! therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Think what love the Father has shown us in allowing us to be called 'Children of God'; as indeed we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it has not learned to know him.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

See what marvellous love the Father has bestowed upon us--that we should be called God's children: and that is what we are. For this reason the world does not recognize us--because it has not known Him.

Williams New Testament

See what wonderful love the Father has bestowed on us in letting us be called God's children, and that is what we are! This is why the world does not know what we are, because it has never come to know Him.

World English Bible

Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn't know us, because it didn't know him.

Worrell New Testament

Behold what manner of love the Father hath given to us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are. For this cause the world knows us not, because it knew Him not.

Worsley New Testament

Behold then what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God: though for this reason the world knoweth us not, because it knew not Him.

Youngs Literal Translation

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;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
εἴδω 
Eido 
know , cannot tell , know how , wist , , see , behold , look , perceive , vr see , vr know
Usage: 519

ποταπός 
Potapos 
Usage: 7

ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
give , grant , put , show , deliver , make ,
Usage: 254

upon us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us , we , our , for us
Usage: 160

ἵνα 
Hina 
that , to ,
Usage: 472

we should be called
καλέω 
Kaleo 
call , bid , be so named , named ,
Usage: 106

the sons
τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

διά 
Dia 
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 527

the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us , we , our , us-ward 9 , not tr
Usage: 170

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

it knew
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 3:1

Images 1 John 3:1

Context Readings

Children Of God

1 See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 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.



Cross References

John 1:12

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

John 3:16

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

John 16:3

"These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me.

Psalm 36:7-9

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

John 17:25

"O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me;

2 Samuel 7:19

"And yet this was insignificant in Your eyes, O Lord GOD, for You have spoken also of the house of Your servant concerning the distant future And this is the custom of man, O Lord GOD.

Psalm 31:19

How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men!

Psalm 89:1-2

I will sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.

Jeremiah 3:19

"Then I said, 'How I would set you among My sons And give you a pleasant land, The most beautiful inheritance of the nations!' And I said, 'You shall call Me, My Father, And not turn away from following Me.'

Hosea 1:10

Yet the number of the sons of Israel Will be like the sand of the sea, Which cannot be measured or numbered; And in the place Where it is said to them, "You are not My people," It will be said to them, "You are the sons of the living God."

John 15:18-19

"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:14-17

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Romans 8:21

that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

Romans 8:32

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

Romans 9:25-26

As He says also in Hosea, "I WILL CALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, 'MY PEOPLE,' AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, 'BELOVED.'"

2 Corinthians 6:18

"And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.

Galatians 3:26

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:29

And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.

Galatians 4:5-6

so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

Ephesians 3:18-19

may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

Colossians 3:3

For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

1 John 4:9-10

By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.

Revelation 21:7

"He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.



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