(A)No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's[a] seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, (B)nor is the one who (C)does not love his brother.

Love One Another

11 For (D)this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, (E)that we should love one another. 12 We should not be like (F)Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? (G)Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, brothers,[b] (H)that the world hates you.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 3:9 Greek his
  2. 1 John 3:13 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 14, 16

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