GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
However, he gave the right to become God's children to everyone who believed in him.
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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LibraryJanuary 20 Morning
His name shall be called Wonderful.--ISA. 9:6. The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.--Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. They shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.--JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. All men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.--God . . . hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …
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"Yet, the Israelites will become as numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore. No one will be able to measure them or count them. Wherever they were told, 'You are not my people,' they will be told, 'You are the children of the living God.'
John came to declare the truth about the light so that everyone would become believers through his message.
He went to his own people, and his own people didn't accept him.
Those who believe in him won't be condemned. But those who don't believe are already condemned because they don't believe in God's only Son.
He prophesied that Jesus wouldn't die merely for this nation, but that Jesus would die to bring God's scattered children together and make them one.
Certainly, all who are guided by God's Spirit are God's children.
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
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