48 (A)Therefore you shall be perfect, just (B)as your Father in heaven is perfect.

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48 Therefore (A)you shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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48 You, therefore, will be perfect [growing into spiritual maturity both in mind and character, actively integrating godly values into your daily life], as your heavenly Father is perfect.(A)

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48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.(A)

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48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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Greetings and Benediction

11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. (A)Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love (B)and peace will be with you.

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11 (A)Finally, brothers and sisters, [a]rejoice, (B)mend your ways, be comforted, (C)be like-minded, (D)live in peace; and (E)the God of love and peace will be with you.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or farewell

11 Finally, believers, rejoice! Be made complete [be what you should be], be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace [enjoy the spiritual well-being experienced by believers who walk closely with God]; and the God of love and peace [the source of lovingkindness] will be with you.

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Final Greetings

11 Finally, brothers and sisters,(A) rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace.(B) And the God of love(C) and peace(D) will be with you.

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11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

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13 You shall be [a]blameless before the Lord your God.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 18:13 Lit. perfect

13 (A)You are to be blameless before the Lord your God.

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13 You shall be blameless (complete, perfect) before the Lord your God.

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13 You must be blameless(A) before the Lord your God.(B)

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13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

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But (A)whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God [a]is perfected (B)in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

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  1. 1 John 2:5 has been completed

but whoever (A)follows His word, in him the (B)love of God has truly been perfected. (C)By this we know that we are in Him:

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But whoever habitually keeps His word and obeys His precepts [and treasures His message in its entirety], in him the love of God has truly been perfected [it is completed and has reached maturity]. By this we know [for certain] that we are in Him:

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But if anyone obeys his word,(A) love for God[a] is truly made complete in them.(B) This is how we know(C) we are in him:

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:5 Or word, God’s love

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

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Seeing God Through Love

12 (A)No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

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