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.
But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
How precious is thy lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.
O righteous Father, the world knew thee not, but I knew thee; and these knew that thou didst send me;
And this was yet a small thing in thine eyes, O Lord Jehovah; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come; and this too after the manner of men, O Lord Jehovah!
Oh how great is thy goodness, Which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, Which thou hast wrought for them that take refuge in thee, Before the sons of men!
I will sing of the lovingkindness of Jehovah for ever: With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
But I said, How I will put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of the nations! and I said, Ye shall call me My Father, and shall not turn away from following me.
Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass that, in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
If the world hateth you, ye know that it hath hated me before it hated you.
But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not also with him freely give us all things?
As he saith also in Hosea, I will call that my people, which was not my people; And her beloved, that was not beloved.
And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
And if ye are Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise.
that he might redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.