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.
And as many as received him, he gave them authority to be the children of God, to them believing on his name:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that every one believing in him perish not, but have eternal life.
How precious thy mercy, O God! and the sons of man shall put their trust in the shadow of thy wings.
O just Father, the world knew thee not: but I knew thee, and these knew that thou didst send me.
And this yet will be small in thine eyes, Lord Jehovah; and thou wilt speak also to the house of thy servant for remoteness. And this the law of man, Lord Jehovah?
How much thy goodness which thou didst conceal for them fearing thee; thou didst work for those putting their trust in thee before the sons of man.
Of instruction to Ethan the Ezrahite. The mercies of Jehovah forever will I sing: to generation and generation will I make known thy faithfulness with my mouth.
And I said, How shall I place thee among the sons, and I will give to thee a land of desire, an inheritance of glory of the armies of nations? And saying, Ye shall call to me, My father; and ye shall rot turn back from after me.
And the number of the sons of Israel was as the sand of the sea which shall not be measured and shall not be numbered: and it was in the place which it shall be said to them, Ye are not my people, and it shall be said to them, Ye the sons of the living God.
If the world hate you, know that it has hated me the first of you.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.
That also the creation itself be freed from servitude of corruption to the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Who truly spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, and how not with him will he freely give us all?
As also he says in Hosea, I will call not my people my people; and the not loved, loved.
And I will be to you for a Father, and ye shall be to me for sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
And if ye of Christ, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
That he might redeem them under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
But God, being rich in mercy, by his much love which he loved us,
That ye might be fully able to comprehend with all the holy what the length, and breadth, and depth, and height;
In this was the love of God manifested in us, that God has sent his only born Son into the world, that we might live by him.