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.For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:not as Cain was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.Marvel not, brethren, if the world hateth you.We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death.
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and soul: and not one of them said that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.And with great power gave the apostles their witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.For neither was there among them any that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,and laid them at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto each, according as any one had need.
And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdsmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land.And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen; for we are brethren.
And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people: and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.But of the rest durst no man join himself to them: howbeit the people magnified them;and believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women: