Modern Literal Version
[1 John 3]




     3:1 BeholdĎ what sort of love* the Father has given to us, in order that we might be called children of God. Because of this, the world does not know youĎ, because it did not know him. 3:2Beloved, we are now the children of God and it was not yet manifested what we will be. But we know that, if he is manifested, we will be similar to him, because we will be seeing him just-as he is. 3:3 And everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, just-as that man is pure. 3:4Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 3:5 And youĎ know that, that man was manifested in order that he might take away our sins, and in him is no sin. {Isa 53:4}3:6 Everyone who abides in him is not sinning. Everyone who is sinning has not seen him, nor has known him. 3:7 Let no one mislead youĎ, my little-children. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just-as that man is righteous. 3:8 He who I is practicing sin is from the devil, because the devil sins from the beginning, to this end the Son of God was manifested, in order that he might tear-down the works of the devil. 3:9 Everyone who has been born from God does not practice sin, because his seed abides in him and he is not able to practice sin, because he has been born from God. 3:10 The children of God and the children of the devil are apparent in this, everyone who does not practice righteousness is not from God and he who does not love*his brother. 3:11 Because this is the message which youĎhave heard from the beginning, in order that we should love* one another; 3:12 not like Cain who was from the evil one and slaughtered his brother. And he slaughtered him because of what? Because his works were evil but the works of his brother were righteous. {Gen 4:8}




     3:13 DoĎ not marvel my brethren, if the world hates youĎ. 3:14 We know that we have stepped out of death into life, because we love* the brethren. He who does not love*his brother is abiding in death. 3:15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer and youĎ know that no murderer has everlasting life abiding in him. 3:16 We have known love* in this, because that man laid down his life on our behalf and we ought to lay down our lives on behalf of the brethren. 3:17 But whoever has the world's good life and should view his brother having need and then should lock his heart*from him, how does the love* of God abide in him? 3:18 My little-children, do not love* in word, nor with the tongue, but in work and in truth. 3:19 And we know in this that we are from the truth and will persuade our hearts before him; 3:20 because if our heart condemns us, God is greaterthan our heart and he knows all things. 3:21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have boldness toward God; 3:22 and whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we are keeping his commandments and are practicing the things which are pleasing in his sight. 3:23 And this is his commandment, in order that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and should love* one another, just-as he gave commandment to us. 3:24 And he who is keeping his commandments abides in him and he in him. And we know in this that he abides in us, from the Spirit whom he gave us.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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