Parallel Verses

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.

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 shown to us, that we would [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know 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.

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.

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.

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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ποταπός 
Potapos 
Usage: 7

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
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 
Usage: 764

it knew
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

him

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 3:1

References

Images 1 John 3:1

Prayers for 1 John 3:1

Context Readings

Children Of God

1 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. 2 My loved ones, now we are children of God, and at present it is not clear what we are to be. We are certain that at his revelation we will be like him; for we will see him as he is.



Cross References

John 1:12

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:

John 3:16

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.

John 16:3

They will do these things to you because they have not had knowledge of the Father or of me.

Psalm 36:7-9

How good is your loving mercy, O God! the children of men take cover under the shade of your wings.

John 17:25

Father of righteousness, I have knowledge of you, though the world has not; and to these it is clear that you sent me;

2 Samuel 7:19

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!

Psalm 31:19

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!

Psalm 89:1-2

My song will be of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make his faith clear to all generations.

Jeremiah 3:19

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.

Hosea 1:10

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

John 15:18-19

If you are hated by the world, keep in mind that I was hated by the world before you.

Romans 5:8

But God has made clear his love to us, in that, when we were still sinners, Christ gave his life for us.

Romans 8:14-17

And all those who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 8:21

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.

Romans 8:32

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?

Romans 9:25-26

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.

2 Corinthians 6:18

And will be a Father to you; and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord, the Ruler of all.

Galatians 3:26

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

Galatians 3:29

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.

Galatians 4:5-6

That he might make them free who were under the law, and that we might be given the place of sons.

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, being full of mercy, through the great love which he had for us,

Ephesians 3:18-19

May have strength to see with all the saints how wide and long and high and deep it is,

Colossians 3:3

For your life on earth is done, and you have a secret life with Christ in God.

1 John 4:9-10

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.

Revelation 21:7

He who overcomes will have these things for his heritage; and I will be his God, and he will be my son.

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