So you must keep on following God's example, as dearly loved children of His,
So you, my followers, ought to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is."
You must practice being kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has graciously forgiven you.
So as God's own chosen people, consecrated and dearly loved, you must once for all clothe yourselves with tenderheartedness, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience; you must keep on
but in accordance with the Holy Being who has called you, you must prove to be holy too,
But to all who did accept Him, and trust in His name, He gave the right to become the children of God,
But you must practice loving your enemies, doing good to them, and lending to them, despairing of nothing; so that your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
See what wonderful love the Father has bestowed on us in letting us be called God's children, and that is what we are! This is why the world does not know what we are, because it has never come to know Him.
to prove that you are sons of your Father in heaven, for He makes His sun rise on bad as well as good people, and makes the rain come down on doers of right and of wrong alike.