III. The Virtues of the Divine Birth
A. To Practice the Divine Righteousness
28 And now, 1little children, 2abide in Him, so that if 3He is amanifested, we may have bboldness and not be 4put to cshame 5from Him 6at His dcoming.
29 If you 1know that 2He is 3arighteous, 4you 5know that everyone who 6bpractices crighteousness also has been 7begotten of Him.
1 1Behold what manner of 2alove the 3Father has given to us, that we should be called 4bchildren of God; and we are. 5Because of this the world does not 6know us, 7because it did not cknow Him.
2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and 1it has not yet been manifested what we will be. We 2know that if 3He is amanifested, we will be blike Him because we will 4csee Him even as 3He is.
3 And everyone who has 1this ahope set on Him 2bpurifies himself, even as 3cHe is pure.
4 Everyone who 1apractices sin practices 2lawlessness also, and bsin is lawlessness.
5 And you know that He was amanifested that He might 1take away bsins; and sin is not in 2Him.
6 Everyone who 1aabides in Him 2bdoes not sin; everyone who 3sins 4has cnot seen Him or dknown Him.
7 1Little children, let no one 2alead you astray; he who 3bpractices righteousness is 4crighteous, even as He is drighteous;
8 He who 1apractices sin is of the 2bdevil, because the devil has 1sinned 3from the beginning. 4For this purpose the Son of God was cmanifested, that He might 5ddestroy the works of the devil.
9 Everyone who has been 1begotten of God does 2not practice sin, because His 3aseed babides in him; and he 4cannot sin, because he has been begotten of God.
10 1In this the achildren of God and the bchildren of the devil are manifest. Everyone who does not cpractice righteousness is not of God, neither he who ddoes not 2love his brother.