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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
He that committeth sinne, is of the deuill, for the deuill sinneth from the beginning: for this purpose the Sonne of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the deuill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
he that doeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
- American Standard Version (1901)
The sinner is a child of the Evil One; for the Evil One has been a sinner from the first. And the Son of God was seen on earth so that he might put an end to the works of the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible
He that practises sin is of the devil; for from [the] beginning the devil sins. To this end the Son of God has been manifested, that he might undo the works of the devil.
- Darby Bible
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
- Webster's Bible
He who is habitually guilty of sin is a child of the Devil, because the Devil has been a sinner from the very beginning. The Son of God appeared for the purpose of undoing the work of the Devil.
- Weymouth Bible
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
- World English Bible
He that doith synne, is of the deuel; for the deuel synneth fro the bigynnyng. In this thing the sone of God apperide, that he vndo the werkis of the deuel.
- Wycliffe Bible
he who is doing the sin, of the devil he is, because from the beginning the devil doth sin; for this was the Son of God manifested, that he may break up the works of the devil;
- Youngs Literal Bible
3:8 He that committeth sin is a child of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning - That is, was the first sinner in the universe, and has continued to sin ever since. The Son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the devil - All sin. And will he not perform this in all that trust in him?
1Jo 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil. A sinful life is a proof of the devil's power. Christ came to destroy the works of the devil, and it is his work to destroy sin in all his disciples.
Opara John Daberechukwu's comment on 2014-01-15 08:36:11:
It means Holiness glorify's God, while sin glorify's devil.
Toni's comment on 2014-01-07 09:43:22:
If we sin, we are not Christ's, we are the devil's. Those who love the Lord, will keep His commandments. (John 14:15)We are to walk in the newness of life, which means our old ways - the life of sin and iniquity, are put to death by Jesus's death. We are now resurrected and living a Holy Ghost filled life of righteousness made possible by the death and resurrection of Christ. Anybody who still sins and says they are Christ's is deceived and still bound by the devil. Now the Word of God is powerful...mighty...sharper than a two-edged sword..it cuts to the marrow. Don't be deceived. There is no way to continue in sin and truly have Jesus.
Omojefe Akpofure Sylvester's comment on 2013-10-29 08:21:38:
I believe that the works of the Devil here in 1John 3 verse 8 refers to all forces of darkness that want to stop your journey to greatness.
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