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 for 1 John 3:4

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 for 1 John 3:4

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

  • Randy on 1 John 3:4
    Rev Tim George...once you've been justified as though you've never sinned...do you still sin?
  • Kathryn Milano on 1 John 3:4
    what am I
  • Stanley Lam on 1 John 3:4
    Bible verse about Palm Sunday
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    Matthew 21:1-11 is one of several passages. You may like to compare it to Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming Messiah: Zechariah 9:9 and Psalm 118:25,26.
  • Melody on 1 John 3:4
    Is there any verses in the kjv that you can loose your salvation?
  • Rod - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    Luke Chapter 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
  • Mark Thompson on 1 John 3:4
    What is the actual meaning of an apostle?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    An Apostle is a Messenger - one who is sent out by his Master. In the case of the apostles in the Bible, the chief criterion was that they had to learn under their Master & be obedient to His directions. However, Paul was an exception as he was unlike the others. But he was referred to as an apostle, having first being called by Jesus to "be a chosen vessel unto me, to bear My Name before the Gentiles & kings & the children of Israel (Acts 9:15). And Paul often referred to himself as an apostle of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:1, Romans 1:1, etc.).
  • Phillip on 1 John 3:4
    Genesis 4:17 When Cain went to the land of Nod he took a wife. Who were her parents?
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    Hi Philip, In Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: Now lets start here, If God tells them to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth, God knows they can't do that with just Cain, Seth, and Abel. He would have to have blessed them with daughters, Have you noticed noone ever ask that about Seth or Abel? I believe it's because Cain went out and dwelt in the lad of nod after he killed Abel, and the think he found a wife from a pryor creation, but they forget God told Adam and Eve to replenish the earth it wasn't already replenished. Lets look carefully at when Cain went away, I think we may have a clue. Genesis 4:14-17 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, (that every one that findeth me shall slay me).

    And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain,( lest any finding him should kill him.)

    And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

    (And Cain knew his wife;) and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. It seems there were already people other than Cain and Abel, and I take the position Cain already have his wife, they could have been hundreds of years old, we are sure Adam and Eve had daughters, and Possibly Abel, One thing for sure, She's either his sister or his niece, Maybe someone else can provide more insight, I hope that helps.


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