1 John 3:1
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English Standard Version
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
See what marvellous love the Father has bestowed upon us--that we should be called God's children: and that is what we are. For this reason the world does not recognize us--because it has not known Him.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Behold (ἴδετε)

Lit., behold ye. The plural is peculiar. The usual form is the singular ἴδε or ἰδού. See John 1:29; John 11:3, etc.; John 4:35; John 19:26, John 19:27. Elsewhere the plural is used of something actually visible (Galatians 6:11).

What manner of (ποταπὴν)

The word is of infrequent occurrence in the New Testament, but is found in all the Synoptists and in 2 Peter 3:11. Only here in John's writings. Originally it means from what country or race; then, of what sort or quality. It is used of the quality of both persons and things.

Hath bestowed (δέδωκεν)

Emphasizing the endowment of the receiver. Compare χαρίζομαι, from χάρις grace, favor, which emphasizes the goodwill of the giver. See Galatians 3:18; Philippians 2:9; Philippians 1:29.

That (ἵνα)

See on John 15:13.

We should be called (κληθῶμεν)

Or, named. As Matthew 2:23; Matthew 21:13; Luke 1:13, Luke 1:31, etc. The verb is never used by John of the divine call. In John 10:3, for καλεῖ calleth, read φωνεῖ.

The sons (τέκνα)

Rev., better, children. See on John 1:12.

And such we are (καὶ ἐσμεν)

Lit., and we are. Added by Rev., according to the best texts. A parenthetical, reflective comment, characteristic of John. See on 1 John 1:2.

1 John 3:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

what.

1 John 4:9,10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...

2 Samuel 7:19 And this was yet a small thing in your sight, O Lord GOD; but you have spoken also of your servant's house for a great while to come...

Psalm 31:19 Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for them that fear you...

Psalm 36:7-9 How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings...

Psalm 89:1,2 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations...

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish...

Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Ephesians 2:4,5 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us...

Ephesians 3:18,19 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height...

that.

Jeremiah 3:19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said...

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered...

John 1:12 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:

Romans 8:14-17,21 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God...

Romans 9:25,26 As he said also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved...

2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.

Galatians 3:26,29 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus...

Galatians 4:5,6 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons...

Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

the world.

John 15:18,19 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you...

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

John 17:25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you: but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me.

Colossians 3:3 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 14:1
"You are the sons of the LORD your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.

Luke 20:36
for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

John 1:12
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

John 3:16
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 11:52
and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.

John 15:18
"If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.

John 15:21
But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.

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