New Living Translation
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.
Darby Bible Translation
See what love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God. For this reason the world knows us not, because it knew him not.
World English Bible
Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn't know us, because it didn't know him.
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;
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CommentaryWesley'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.
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.
"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.
And they will never die again. In this respect they will be like angels. They are children of God and children of the resurrection.
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
"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.
And not only for that nation, but to bring together and unite all the children of God scattered around the world.
"If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.
They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me.
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