Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 2 Dearly beloved, we are now God's children, but what we are going to be has not been unveiled. We know that if it is unveiled, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.



Cross References

John 1:12

But to all who did accept Him, and trust in His name, He gave the right to become the children of God,

John 3:16

"For God loved the world so much that He gave His Only Son, so that anyone who trusts in Him may never perish but have eternal life.

John 16:3

They will do this, because they have never come to know God nor me.

John 16:3-9

They will do this, because they have never come to know God nor me.

John 17:25

Righteous Father, although the world did not know you, I did know you, and these men have come to know that you sent me,

John 17:25

Righteous Father, although the world did not know you, I did know you, and these men have come to know that you sent me,

John 17:25

Righteous Father, although the world did not know you, I did know you, and these men have come to know that you sent me,

John 17:25-2

Righteous Father, although the world did not know you, I did know you, and these men have come to know that you sent me,

John 17:25

Righteous Father, although the world did not know you, I did know you, and these men have come to know that you sent me,

John 17:25

Righteous Father, although the world did not know you, I did know you, and these men have come to know that you sent me,

John 15:18-19

If the world continues to hate you, remember that it has first hated me.

Romans 5:8

But God proves His love for us by the fact that Christ died for us while we were still sinners.

Romans 8:14-17

For all who are guided by God's Spirit are God's sons.

Romans 8:21

that even nature itself might finally be set free from its bondage to decay, so as to share the glorious freedom of God's children.

Romans 8:32

Since He did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not with Him graciously give us everything else?

Romans 9:25-26

Just as He says in Hosea: "I will call a people that was not mine, my people, and her who was not beloved, my beloved,

2 Corinthians 6:18

I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters of mine,' The Lord Almighty said."

Galatians 3:26

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

Galatians 3:29

And if you belong to Christ, then you are real descendants of Abraham, and heirs in accordance with the promise made to him.

Galatians 4:5-6

to ransom those who were subject to law, so that we might be adopted as sons.

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is so rich in mercy on account of the great love He has for us,

Ephesians 3:18-19

so that you with all God's people may be strong enough to grasp the idea of the breadth and length, the height and depth,

Colossians 3:3

for you have died, and your life is now hidden in God through your fellowship with Christ.

1 John 4:9-10

This is the way God's love for us has been shown, namely, God has sent His only Son into the world that we through Him might have life.

Revelation 21:7

Whoever conquers will come into possession of these things, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

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