Be ye therefore imitators of God, as dearly beloved children;
Therefore, be ye perfected, as your Father which is in the heavens is perfected.
And be ye kind one to another, having good bowels, favoring each other, as also God in Christ Jesus favored you.
Put on therefore, as the chosen of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassions, kindnesses, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
But according to the holy one calling you, also should ye yourselves be holy in all turning back;
For I am Jehovah bringing up from the land of Egypt, to be to you for God: and ye shall be holy, for I am holy.
Is Ephraim a precious son to me? if a child of delights? for whenever my speaking against him, remembering, I shall remember him yet; for this the bowels were put in motion to me compassionating, I will compassionate him, says Jehovah.
And the number of the sons of Israel was as the sand of the sea which shall not be measured and shall not be numbered: and it was in the place which it shall be said to them, Ye are not my people, and it shall be said to them, Ye the sons of the living God.
And as many as received him, he gave them authority to be the children of God, to them believing on his name:
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing back; and your reward shall be much, and ye shall be sons of the Highest; for he is kind to the graceless and evil.
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.
So that ye might be sons of your Father, which in the heavens: for he makes his sun rise upon evil and good, and rains on the just and unjust.