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.
To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name:
For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.
They will do these things to you because they have not had knowledge of the Father or of me.
How good is your loving mercy, O God! the children of men take cover under the shade of your wings.
Father of righteousness, I have knowledge of you, though the world has not; and to these it is clear that you sent me;
And this was only a small thing to you, O Lord God; but your words have even been about the far-off future of your servant's family, O Lord God!
O how great is your grace, which you have put in store for your worshippers, and which you have made clear to those who had faith in you, before the sons of men!
My song will be of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make his faith clear to all generations.
But I said, How am I to put you among the children, and give you a desired land, a heritage of glory among the armies of the nations? and I said, You are to say to me, My father; and not be turned away from me.
But still the number of the children of Israel will be like the sand of the sea, which may not be measured or numbered; and in place of its being said to them, You are not my people, it will be said to them, You are the sons of the living God
If you are hated by the world, keep in mind that I was hated by the world before you.
But God has made clear his love to us, in that, when we were still sinners, Christ gave his life for us.
And all those who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
That all living things will be made free from the power of death and will have a part with the free children of God in glory.
He who did not keep back his only Son, but gave him up for us all, will he not with him freely give us all things?
As he says in Hosea, They will be named my people who were not my people, and she will be loved who was not loved.
And will be a Father to you; and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord, the Ruler of all.
And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and yours is the heritage by the right of God's undertaking given to Abraham.
That he might make them free who were under the law, and that we might be given the place of sons.
But God, being full of mercy, through the great love which he had for us,
May have strength to see with all the saints how wide and long and high and deep it is,
And the love of God was made clear to us when he sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.