Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,
Be ye therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.
and be to one another kind, compassionate, forgiving one another, so as God also in Christ has forgiven you.
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering;
but as he who has called you is holy, be ye also holy in all your conversation;
For I am Jehovah who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
Is Ephraim a dear son unto me? is he a child of delights? For whilst I have been speaking against him, I do constantly remember him still. Therefore my bowels are troubled for him: I will certainly have mercy upon him, saith Jehovah.
Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea which cannot be measured or numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, it shall be said unto them, Sons of the living God.
but as many as received him, to them gave he the right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name;
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Highest; for he is good to the unthankful and wicked.
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.
that ye may be the sons of your Father who is in the heavens; for he makes his sun rise on evil and good, and sends rain on just and unjust.