1 John 3:4

“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer committeth sinne, transgresseth also the lawe: for sinne is the transgression of the law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every one that doeth sin doeth also lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Everyone who is a sinner goes against the law, for sin is going against the law.
- Basic English Bible

Every one that practises sin practises also lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.
- Darby Bible

Whoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law.
- Webster's Bible

Every one who is guilty of sin is also guilty of violating Law; for sin is the violation of Law.
- Weymouth Bible

Everyone who sins also commits lawlessness. Sin is lawlessness.
- World English Bible

Ech man that doith synne, doith also wickidnesse, and synne is wickidnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

Every one who is doing the sin, the lawlessness also he doth do, and the sin is the lawlessness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 3:4


3:4 Whosoever committeth sin - Thereby transgresseth the holy, just, and good law of God, and so sets his authority at nought; for this is implied in the very nature of sin.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 3:4


1Jo 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law. The very act of sinning is a breaking of law. Sin is the transgression of the law. "Sin is lawlessness" (Revised Version).

Discussion for 1 John 3

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 3:10 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 EZEKIEL 14:14 THOUGH THESE THREE MEN NOAH DANIEL AND JOB WERE IN IT THEY SHOULD DELIVER BUT THEIR OWN SOULS BY THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS ---SAITH THE LORD GOD---
  • Randy
    Son of David: One does not take salvation. It is received. That is why we have ceased from our labors, because we cannot attain to righteousness by works of the flesh, but have to submit to HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS by the SPIRIT OF TRUTH! The workers in the vineyard have ceased from their own labors, and now work for GOD.
  • Son of David
    To Dis. I would be comforted to know Salvation was such a small matter that it was there for the taking. Would that I could supplant the Father and his righteous judgement to cease my labor on earth. But the vineyard requires laborers who do not cease from their labor day by day. Have you not understood this. Do you not understand that Jesus, the Christ said That Father works and I work.
  • Wayne
    And when Christ, the only begotten Son of God, shall have down hell death and the grave, He shall, in front of all beings in Heaven, turn to His Father, and submit Himself, and His authority, to the Heavenly Father.
  • Randy
    Son of David: God hath from the beginning chosen you to SALVATION through sanctification of the Spirit and BELIEF OF THE TRUTH: 2Thess2:13 To give knowledge of SALVATION unto his people by the REMISSION OF THEIR SINS. Luke1:77 Jesus has saved us by TAKING AWAY ALL OF OUR SIN. Where their is REMISSION, their is no more offering for sin! When you study scripture, look FOR it! TRUST IN HIS SALVATION!
  • Son of David
    I love Jesus, the Christ more than most. I have absorbed the whole bible as to put things in context and I am sure that noone can proclaim salvation before the judgement. That is my complaint around every collective idea, especially the "born again". Are they more likely to understand the truth because of one verse 3:16? Please understand that Jesus, the Christ did not absolve sins but per se

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