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1 John 2: 29 - 3: 6

Children of God

29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who does right has been born of him. 31See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he* is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. 3And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

4 Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him.

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John 1: 29-34

The Lamb of God

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming towards him and declared, ‘Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.” 31I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.’ 32And John testified, ‘I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.” 34And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.’*

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2  His own right hand and his holy arm 
   have won for him the victory.
3  The Lord has made known his salvation; 
   his deliverance has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.
4  He has remembered his mercy and faithfulness
      towards the house of Israel, 
   and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
5  Sound praises to the Lord, all the earth; 
   break into singing and make music.
6  Make music to the Lord with the lyre, 
   with the lyre and the voice of melody.
7  With trumpets and the sound of the horn 
   sound praises before the Lord, the King.

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