Verses to review today: 1 John 2:1-3:2
New Verse: 1 John 3:3
And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. (ESV)
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. (KJV)
Greek: καὶ πᾶς ὁ ἔχων τὴν ἐλπίδα ταύτην ἐπʼ αὐτῷ ἁγνίζει ἑαυτόν, καθὼς ἐκεῖνος ἁγνός ἐστιν.
Transliterated Greek: kai pas ho echōn tēn elpida tautēn ep’ autō hagnizei heauton, kathōs ekeinos hagnos estin.
Literal Word for Word Translation: and everyone having this hope in him purifies himself, just as that one is pure.
Vocab: πᾶς, pas, all/every; ἐλπίδα, elpida, hope; ἁγνίζει, hagnizei, he purifies; ἁγνός, hagnos, pure.
Commentary: How we make ourselves pure by our having hope in Him will become better understood as we proceed further into 1 John. But, the point of this verse is that when we have hope in Christ, we are purifying ourselves through that hope. Without the hope in Christ, there is no purification.