1 John 3

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1 John 3
End of 2 Peter and Beginning of 1 John in Alexandrinus.JPG
The end part of the Second Epistle of Peter (3:16-18) and the beginning of the First Epistle of John (1:1-2:9) on the same page of Codex Alexandrinus (AD 400-440).
Book First Epistle of John
Bible part New Testament
Order in the Bible part 23
Category General epistles

1 John 3 is the third chapter of the First Epistle of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.[1][2] The epistle is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle.[3][4]



This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

Verse 1[edit]

From the New King James Version:

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.[5]

Verse 2[edit]

From the New King James Version:

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.[6]

Verse 16[edit]

From the New King James Version:

By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.[7]

Verse 23[edit]

From the New King James Version:

And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.[8]

Referring to: John 13:34

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook: an abbreviated Bible commentary. 23rd edition. Zondervan Publishing House. 1962.
  2. ^ Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
  3. ^ Davids, Peter H (1982). I Howard Marshall and W Ward Gasque, ed. New International Greek Testament Commentary: The Epistle of James (Repr. ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans. ISBN 0802823882.
  4. ^ Evans, Craig A (2005). Craig A Evans, ed. Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: John, Hebrews-Revelation. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Victor. ISBN 0781442281.
  5. ^ 1 John 3:1
  6. ^ 1 John 3:2
  7. ^ 1 John 3:16
  8. ^ 1 John 3:23

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gill, John. Exposition of the Entire Bible (1746-1763).

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