Be ye therefore imitators of God, as his dear children; live together in love,
be ye therefore perfect, even as your father who is in heaven is perfect.
be mutually kind, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
be you therefore adorn'd with a compassionate temper, with benevolence, humility, meekness, patience as becometh saints and chosen favourites of God:
but as he, who has called you, is holy: let your whole conduct be an imitation of his holiness.
but to as many as received him, and believed on him, he granted the privilege of being the sons of God.
but as for you, love your enemies, do good, and lend without expecting any advantage from it: so shall your reward be great, in acting like the children of the most high: for he is kind to the most ungrateful wretches.
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.
that ye may be the children of your father who is in heaven, for he causes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.