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 3:4

  • Truth of GRACE for verse 4
    Jesus did it all folks. TRUST our LORD, not yourselves. Only one way to be righteous.Go to JESUS CHRIST and be saved. He did what we could not.>>> Here we see 1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. >>>Ready for some Peace? This verse above says if you are sinning you are STILL under LAW.(easy math) If you can commit one at all it's only because you've transgressed the law. And that's due to the laws defining the sin committed told you it was one.(Romans 3:20) Which ALSO means you have not gotten saved YET ( or even tried to be!). The "Good" news for the saved? READ IT.>>>Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are NOT under the law, but under GRACE.>>>Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets>>>>Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness>>>Romans10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. I HIGHLY suggest you read this, those attempting to be righteous without being saved, for you cannot do so: Galatians 2:16 and Galatians 3 (whole chapter). DO not be a foolish Galatian either and act like Gods gift was not enough. It was everything, for ALL fell short. Go Praise the LORD and rejoice! You are safe with Jesus!
  • Ralph De Jesus for verse 4
    Sin is the disobedience to Godís law, good deeds without obedience to Godís commandments will be unto death ;for works without faith (belief with obedience) is dead and the wages of sin is death.

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