and (A)He made no distinction between us and them, (B)cleansing their hearts by faith.

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and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith [in Jesus].

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He did not discriminate between us and them,(A) for he purified their hearts by faith.(B)

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18 to (A)open their eyes so that they may turn from (B)darkness to light, and from the [a]power of (C)Satan to God, that they may receive (D)forgiveness of sins and an (E)inheritance among those who have been sanctified by (F)faith in Me.’

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  1. Acts 26:18 Or dominion

18 to open their [spiritual] eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness and release from their sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified (set apart, made holy) by faith in Me.’(A)

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18 to open their eyes(A) and turn them from darkness to light,(B) and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins(C) and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’(D)

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(A)Come close to God and He will come close to you. (B)Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and (C)purify your hearts, you (D)[a]double-minded.

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  1. James 4:8 I.e., chronic doubters

Come close to God [with a contrite heart] and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your [unfaithful] hearts, you double-minded [people].

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Come near to God and he will come near to you.(A) Wash your hands,(B) you sinners, and purify your hearts,(C) you double-minded.(D)

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22 Since you have (A)purified your souls (B)in obedience to the truth for a (C)sincere love of the brothers and sisters, fervently love one another from [a]the heart,

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  1. 1 Peter 1:22 Two early mss a pure heart

22 Since by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves for a sincere love of the believers, [see that you] love one another from the heart [always unselfishly seeking the best for one another],

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22 Now that you have purified(A) yourselves by obeying(B) the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply,(C) from the heart.[a]

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  1. 1 Peter 1:22 Some early manuscripts from a pure heart

“But who can (A)endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a (B)refiner’s fire, and like launderer’s soap. And He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will (C)purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may (D)present to the Lord [a]offerings in righteousness.

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  1. Malachi 3:3 Or grain offerings

But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderer’s soap [which removes impurities and uncleanness].(A) He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi [the priests], and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord [grain] offerings in righteousness.

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But who can endure(A) the day of his coming?(B) Who can stand(C) when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire(D) or a launderer’s soap.(E) He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver;(F) he will purify(G) the Levites and refine them like gold and silver.(H) Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,(I)

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but if we (A)walk in the Light as (B)He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and (C)the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

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but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].

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But if we walk in the light,(A) as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[a] sin.(B)

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  1. 1 John 1:7 Or every

And everyone who has this (A)hope set on Him (B)purifies himself, just as He is pure.

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And everyone who has this hope [confidently placed] in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure (holy, undefiled, guiltless).

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All who have this hope in him purify themselves,(A) just as he is pure.(B)

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