New Living Translation
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
King James Bible
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Darby Bible Translation
but as many as received him, to them gave he the right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name;
World English Bible
But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name:
Young's Literal Translation
but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God -- to those believing in his name,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:12 But as many as received him - Jews or Gentiles; that believe on his name - That is, on him. The moment they believe, they are sons; and because they are sons, God sendeth forth the Spirit of his Son into their hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
LibraryNovember 21 Evening
His dear Son.--COL. 1:13. Lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.--Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth.--The only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins. …
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"Yet the time will come when Israel's people will be like the sands of the seashore--too many to count! Then, at the place where they were told, 'You are not my people,' it will be said, 'You are children of the living God.'
to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.
He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.
"There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God's one and only Son.
And not only for that nation, but to bring together and unite all the children of God scattered around the world.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God's children.
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