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Bible Commentaries

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

1 John 3

Verse 3

Verse 3

Purifieth himself; that is, his hope of being hereafter joined to Christ in happiness and glory, leads him to seek now to resemble him in character.

Verse 5

Verse 5

He was manifested; Christ was manifested, that is, appeared upon this earth.

Verse 6

Verse 6

Whosoever sinneth; that is, willingly and habitually.

Verse 15

Verse 15

Is a murderer; in the spirit and temper of his mind.

Verse 16

Verse 16

To lay down our lives, to be willing to lay them down.

Verse 18

Verse 18

Not--in word, neither in tongue, not in empty professions.

Verse 19

Verse 19

And hereby; that is, by the habitual temper and spirit of our minds.

Verse 20

Verse 20

Our heart; our conscience.

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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on 1 John 3". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ain/1-john-3.html. 1878.