New Living Translation
And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.
King James Bible
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Darby Bible Translation
And every one that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
World English Bible
Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
Young's Literal Translation
and every one who is having this hope on him, doth purify himself, even as he is pure.
1 John 3:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:3 And every one that hath this hope in him - In God.
Little children, let no man deceive you; he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.'--1 John iii. 7. The popular idea of the Apostle John is strangely unlike the real man. He is supposed to be the gentle Apostle of Love, the mystic amongst the Twelve. He is that, but he was the 'son of thunder' before he was the Apostle of Love, and he did not drop the first character when he attained the second. No doubt his central thought was, 'God is Love'; no doubt that thought had …
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Vanity of Human Glory.
2 Samuel 22:27
To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile.
And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.
And in another place Isaiah said, "The heir to David's throne will come, and he will rule over the Gentiles. They will place their hope on him."
2 Corinthians 7:1
Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.
1 Peter 1:3
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation,
1 Peter 1:15
But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy.
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