1 John 3:6

“Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer abideth in him, sinneth not: whosoeuer sinneth, hath not seene him, neither knowen him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither knoweth him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Anyone who is in him does no sin; anyone who is a sinner has not seen him and has no knowledge of him.
- Basic English Bible

Whoever abides in him, does not sin: whoever sins, has not seen him or known him.
- Darby Bible

Whoever abideth in him sinneth not: whoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
- Webster's Bible

No one who continues in union with Him lives in sin: no one who lives in sin has seen Him or knows Him.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever remains in him doesn't sin. Whoever sins hasn't seen him, neither knows him.
- World English Bible

Ech man that dwellith in hym, synneth not; and ech that synneth, seeth not hym, nether knew hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

every one who is remaining in him doth not sin; every one who is sinning, hath not seen him, nor known him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 3:6


3:6 Whosoever abideth in communion with him, by loving faith, sinneth not - While he so abideth. Whosoever sinneth certainly seeth him not - The loving eye of his soul is not then fixed upon God; neither doth he then experimentally know him - Whatever he did in time past.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 3:6


1Jo 3:6 Whoever abideth in him sinneth not. One ceaseth to abide in him when he engages in sinning. See PNT "1Jo 5:21". Whosoever sinneth, that is, sins habitually, hath not seen him, neither known him. Thereby shows that he hath not experimental insight and knowledge of Christ. There is no fellowship with the Sinless One.

Discussion for 1 John 3:6

  • John Madden for verse 6
    abiding is the key word ,walking in the lite.as he is in the lite ,if we have a continual abideing in him which is one of the characteristics of born again believers,we wont make sin a practice ,but we will practice righteousness instead..
  • This verse proves that it most certainly is possible to walk in this life without sinning. I hear so many people saying the only one who is perfect is Jesus...that He is the only one who didn't sin. But this verse clearly shows that the only way we can know Christ and really truly say we abide in Him and He in us is by not sinning. When we truly have our eyes on God and are walking not after the flesh but after the Spirit, then we are constrained from sinning. We can not sin. So, preachers and laymen alike who say it's impossible not to sin, are lying and are deceived.
  • Rangkitlang for verse 6
    Praise god for he had give us the book of life.

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