Therefore be ye imitators of God, as beloved children;
Therefore ye shall be perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
But be ye kind toward one another, merciful, forgiving one another, as indeed God in Christ forgave you.
Therefore, as elect of God, holy and beloved, put on affections of mercy, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
but according to the Holy One who has called you. Be ye also holy in all your deportment;
But so many as received Him, to them gave He the right to become the children of God, to those believing on His name:
Moreover love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Highest: because He is good to the ungrateful and wicked.
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.
Beloved, if God so loved us with divine love, we ought also to love one another with divine love.
in order that you may be the sons of your Father who is in the heavens: because He raises up His sun on the wicked and on the good, and rains on the righteous and on the unrighteous.