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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1He declares the singular love of God towards us, in making us his sons;
3who therefore ought obediently to keep his commandments;
11as also to love one another as brethren.
 
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Chapter 3

Verse 1
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.


what
4:9,10; 2 Samuel 7:19; Psalms 31:19; 36:7-9; 89:1,2; John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 8:32; Ephesians 2:4,5; 3:18,19
that
Jeremiah 3:19; Hosea 1:10; John 1:12; Romans 8:14-17,21; 9:25,26; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Galatians 3:26,29; 4:5,6; Revelation 21:7
the world
John 15:18,19; 16:3; 17:25; Colossians 3:3

Verse 2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
now are we the
1; 5:1; Isaiah 56:5; Romans 8:14,15,18; Galatians 3:26; 4:6
it
Psalms 31:19; Romans 8:18; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 13:12; 2 Corinthians 4:17
when
Malachi 3:2; Colossians 3:4; Hebrews 9:28
what
Psalms 17:15; Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 15:49; Philippians 3:21; 2 Peter 1:4
for
Job 19:26; Psalms 16:11; Matthew 5:8; John 17:24; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 5:6-8

Verse 3
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
every
Romans 5:4,5; Colossians 1:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; Titus 3:7; Hebrews 6:18
purifieth
Acts 15:9; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; 2 Peter 1:4; 3:14
even
2:6; 4:17; Matthew 5:48; Luke 6:36; Hebrews 7:26

Verse 4
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
committeth
8,9; 1 Kings 8:47; 1 Chronicles 10:13; 2 Corinthians 12:21; James 5:15
transgresseth
Numbers 15:31; 1 Samuel 15:24; 2 Chronicles 24:20; Isaiah 53:8; Daniel 9:11; Romans 3:20; 4:15; James 2:9-11
for
5:17; Romans 7:7-13

Verse 5
And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
he
1:2; 4:9-14; John 1:31; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:20
to
1:7; Isaiah 53:4-12; Hosea 14:2; Matthew 1:21; John 1:29; Romans 3:24-26; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Timothy 1:15; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 1:3; 9:26,28; 1 Peter 2:24; Revelation 1:5
in
2:1; Luke 23:41,47; John 8:46; 14:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26; 9:28; 1 Peter 2:22; 3:18

Verse 6
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
abideth
2:28; John 15:4-7
whosoever
2,9; 2:4; 4:8; 5:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:6; 3 John 1:11

Verse 7
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
let
2:26,29; Romans 2:13; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Galatians 6:7,8; Ephesians 5:6; James 1:22; 2:19; 5:1-3
he that
Psalms 106:3; Ezekiel 18:5-9; Matthew 5:20; Luke 1:75; Acts 10:35; Romans 2:6-8,13; Romans 6:16-18; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11; 1 Peter 2:24
even
3; 2:1; Psalms 45:7; 72:1-7; Hebrews 1:8; 7:2; 1 Peter 1:15,16

Verse 8
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
He that
10; 5:19; *Gr: ; Matthew 13:38; John 8:44; Ephesians 2:2
for
2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6
this purpose
5; Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 27:1; Mark 1:24; Luke 10:18; John 12:31; 16:11; Romans 16:20; Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 20:2,3,10,15

Verse 9
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
born
2:29; 4:7; 5:1,4,18; John 1:13
for
Job 19:28; 1 Peter 1:23
and he
Matthew 7:18; Acts 4:20; Romans 6:2; Galatians 5:17; Titus 1:2

Verse 10
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
the children of God
5:2; Luke 6:35; Romans 8:16,17; Ephesians 5:1
and
Matthew 13:38; John 8:44; Acts 13:10
whosoever
7,8; 2:29
is
4:3,4,6; 5:19; John 8:47; 3 John 1:11
neither
14,15; 2:9,10; 4:8,21

Verse 11
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
this
1:5; 2:7,8
message
or, commandment.
1 Timothy 1:5; *Gr:
that we
4:7,21; John 13:34,35; 15:12; Galatians 6:2; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 Peter 1:22; 3:8; 1 Peter 4:8; 2 John 1:5

Verse 12
Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
as
Genesis 4:4-15,25; Hebrews 11:4; Jude 1:11
of
8; 2:13,14; Matthew 13:19,38
And
1 Samuel 18:14,15; 19:4,5; 22:14-16; Psalms 37:12; Proverbs 29:27; Matthew 27:23; John 10:32; 15:19-25; 18:38-40; Acts 7:52; 1 Thessalonians 2:14; 1 Peter 4:4; Revelation 17:6
and his
Matthew 23:35; Luke 11:51; Hebrews 11:4; 12:24

Verse 13
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
Marvel not
Ecclesiastes 5:8; John 3:7; Acts 3:12; Revelation 17:7
if
Matthew 10:22; 24:9; Mark 13:13; Luke 6:22; 21:17; John 7:7; 15:18,19; 16:2,33; John 17:14; Romans 8:7; 2 Timothy 3:12; James 4:4

Verse 14
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
We know
2:3; 5:2,13,19,20; 2 Corinthians 5:1
we have
Luke 15:24,32; John 5:24; Ephesians 2:1,5
because
2:10; 3:23; 4:7,8,12,21; 5:2; Psalms 16:3; Matthew 25:40; John 13:35; 15:12,17; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 1:15; Colossians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; Hebrews 6:10,11; 13:1; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter 3:8; 2 Peter 1:7
that loveth
2:9,11; 4:20; Proverbs 21:16

Verse 15
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
hateth
Genesis 27:41; Leviticus 19:16-18; 2 Samuel 13:22-28; Proverbs 26:24-26; Matthew 5:21,22,28; Mark 6:19; Acts 23:12,14; James 1:15; 4:1,2
hath
John 4:14; Galatians 5:21; 1 Peter 1:23; Revelation 21:8

Verse 16
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
perceive
4:9,10; Matthew 20:28; John 3:16; 10:15; 15:13; Acts 20:28; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 5:2,25; Titus 2:13; 1 Peter 1:18; 2:24; 3:18; Revelation 1:5; 5:9
and we
2:6; 4:11; John 13:34; 15:12,13; Romans 16:4; Philippians 2:17,30

Verse 17
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
whoso
Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Proverbs 19:17; Isaiah 58:7-10; Luke 3:11; 2 Corinthians 8:9,14,15; 9:5-9; 1 Timothy 6:17,18; Hebrews 13:16
shutteth
Proverbs 12:10; *marg: ; Proverbs 28:9
how
4:20; 5:1

Verse 18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
My
2:1
let
Exodus 33:21; Matthew 25:41-45; Romans 12:9; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; Galatians 5:13; 6:1,2; Ephesians 4:1-3,15; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; James 2:15,16; 1 Peter 1:22

Verse 19
And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
hereby
14; 1:8; John 13:35; 18:37
shall
21; Isaiah 32:17; Hebrews 6:10,11; 10:22
assure
Gr. persuade.
Romans 4:21; 8:38; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 11:13

Verse 20
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
if
Job 27:6; John 8:9; Acts 5:33; Romans 2:14,15; 1 Corinthians 4:4; 14:24,25; Titus 3:11
God
4:4; Job 33:12; John 10:29,30; Hebrews 6:13
and
Psalms 44:20,21; 90:8; 139:1-4; Jeremiah 17:10; 23:24; John 2:24,25; 21:17; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:23

Verse 21
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
2:28; 4:17; Job 22:26; 27:6; Psalms 7:3-5; 101:2; 1 Corinthians 4:4; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 1 Timothy 2:8; Hebrews 4:16; 10:22

Verse 22
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
whatsoever
5:14; Psalms 10:17; 34:4,15-17; 50:15; 66:18,19; 145:18,19; Proverbs 15:29; Proverbs 28:9; Isaiah 1:15; 55:6,7; Jeremiah 29:12,13; 33:3; Matthew 7:7,8; 21:22; Mark 11:24; Luke 11:9-13; John 9:31; 14:13; 15:7; 16:23,24; James 1:5; 5:16
because
23,24; Matthew 7:24,25; 17:5; John 15:10; Acts 17:30; 20:21
do
John 6:29; 8:29; 9:31; Philippians 4:18; Colossians 1:10; Hebrews 13:21

Verse 23
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.
his commandment
Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Psalms 2:12; Mark 9:7; John 6:29; 14:1; 17:3; Acts 16:31; 1 Timothy 1:15
love
11; 2:8-10; 4:21; Matthew 22:39; John 13:34; 15:12; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 Peter 1:22; 4:8

Verse 24
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
he that
22; John 14:21-23; 15:7-10
dwelleth
4:7,12,15,16; John 6:54-56; 17:21; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16; 2 Timothy 1:14
we
4:13; Romans 8:9-17; Galatians 4:5,6


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 John 3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=1jo&chapter=003>.  

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