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

  • Lilly
    In verses 1 John was urging Christians to think about the nature and magnitude of God’s love for them, to consider how God loves them. Comprehending Jehovah’s love in those terms will surely deepen our love for him and strengthen our relationship with him.
  • Jacob Ameh Sani
    Verse 18: True Love is burden bearing( John 3:16, Galatians 6:2) and it is never convenient most times. If you wait until it is convenient for you before attending to the plights of all men( believers and heathens) you may miss out on the call of Love and/or God.
  • Wayne
    And every man that hath this hope in Him, purifieth himself, even as He is pure. V.3
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 3:23 AND THIS IS HIS COMMANDMENT THAT WE SHOULD BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS HE GAVE US COMMANDMENT *** 1 JOHN 4:17 HEREIN IS OUR LOVE MADE PEFECT THAT WE MAY HAVE BOLDNESS IN THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT BECAUSE --- AS HE IS --- SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD ***** HELP US MY LORD KING THAT WE WOULD BE OBEDIENT CHILDREN I ASK AND PRAY IN YOUR NAME JESUS *****
  • Wayne
    V. 8, 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. V. 9, Whosoever is born of God doth not commit.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 3:22 AND WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE RECEIVE OF HIM --- BECAUSE WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS --- AND DO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE PLEASEING IN HIS SIGHT

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