|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don't recognize that we are God's children because they don't know him.
King James Bible
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
American Standard Version
Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and'such we are. For this cause the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Young's Literal Translation
See ye what love the Father hath given to us, that children of God we may be called; because of this the world doth not know us, because it did not know Him;
1 John 3:1 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:1 That we should be called - That is, should be, the children of God. Therefore the world knoweth us not - They know not what to make of us. We are a mystery to them.
1 John 3:1 Parallel CommentariesBestowed Cause Children God's Great Love Manner Marvellous Naming Reason Recognize WorldBestowed Cause Children God's Great Love Manner Marvellous Naming Reason Recognize WorldThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Deuteronomy 14:1 "Since you are the people of the LORD your God, never cut yourselves or shave the hair above your foreheads in mourning for the dead.
Luke 20:36 And they will never die again. In this respect they will be like angels. They are children of God and children of the resurrection.
John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
John 3:16 "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 11:52 And not only for that nation, but to bring together and unite all the children of God scattered around the world.
John 15:18 "If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.
John 15:21 They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me.