Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;
You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
So, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct;
But to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For he is kind to the ungrateful and evil.
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.
that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.