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See how much the Father has loved us! His love is so great that we are called God's children--and so, in fact, we are. This is why the world does not know us: it has not known God.
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Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him.
1 John 4:9,10 By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us, because God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we may live by him. . . .
2 Samuel 7:19 Bur yet this hath seemed little in thy sight, O Lord God, unless thou didst also speak of the house of thy servant for a long time to come: for this is the law of Adam, O Lord God:
Psalm 31:19 O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.
Psalm 36:7-9 O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the cover of thy wings. . . .
Psalm 89:1,2 Of understanding, for Ethan the Ezrahite.  The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever. I will shew forth thy truth with my mouth to generation and generation. . . .
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son: that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his charity towards us: because when as yet we were sinners according to the time.
Romans 8:32 He that spared not even his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how hath he not also, with him, given us all things?
Ephesians 2:4,5 But God (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us . . .
Ephesians 3:18,19 You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, . . .
Jeremiah 3:19 But I said: How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a lovely land, the goodly inheritance of the armies of the Gentiles? And I said: Thou shalt call me father and shalt not cease to walk after me.
Hosea 1:10 And the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, that is without measure, and shall not be numbered. And it shall be in the place where it shall be said to them: You are not my people: it shall be said to them: Ye are the sons of the living God.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name.
Romans 8:14-17,21 For whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. . . .
Romans 9:25,26 As in Osee he saith: I will call that which was not my people, my people; and her that was not beloved, beloved; and her that had not obtained mercy; one that hath obtained mercy. . . .
2 Corinthians 6:18 And I will receive you. And will be a Father to you: and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Galatians 3:26,29 For you are all the children of God, by faith in Christ Jesus. . . .
Galatians 4:5,6 That he might redeem them who were under the law: that we might receive the adoption of sons. . . .
Revelation 21:7 He that shall overcome shall possess these things. And I will be his God: and he shall be my son.
John 15:18,19 If the world hate you, know ye that it hath hated me before you. . . .
John 16:3 And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father nor me.
John 17:25 Just Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee. And these have known that thou hast sent me.
Colossians 3:3 For you are dead: and your life is hid with Christ in God.
ContextChildren of God
1Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him. 2Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God: and it hath not yet appeared what we shall be. We know that when he shall appear we shall be like to him: because we shall see him as he is.…
Be ye children of the Lord your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness for the dead;
Neither can they die any more for they are equal to the angels and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name.
For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son: that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
And not only for the nation, but to gather together in one the children of God that were dispersed.
If the world hate you, know ye that it hath hated me before you.
But all these things they will do to you for my name's sake: because they know not him that sent me.
And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father nor me.
For whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For the Spirit himself giveth testimony to our spirit that we are the sons of God.
For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God.
1 John 3:2
Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God: and it hath not yet appeared what we shall be. We know that when he shall appear we shall be like to him: because we shall see him as he is.
1 John 3:10
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. Whosoever is not just is not of God, or he that loveth not his brother.
1 John 4:10
In this is charity: not as though we had loved God, but because he hath first loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:17
In this is the charity of God perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment: because as he is, we also are in this world.
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