1 John 3:8

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that committeth sinne, is of the deuill, for the deuill sinneth from the beginning: for this purpose the Sonne of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the deuill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

he that doeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sinner is a child of the Evil One; for the Evil One has been a sinner from the first. And the Son of God was seen on earth so that he might put an end to the works of the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

He that practises sin is of the devil; for from [the] beginning the devil sins. To this end the Son of God has been manifested, that he might undo the works of the devil.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

He who is habitually guilty of sin is a child of the Devil, because the Devil has been a sinner from the very beginning. The Son of God appeared for the purpose of undoing the work of the Devil.
- Weymouth Bible

He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
- World English Bible

He that doith synne, is of the deuel; for the deuel synneth fro the bigynnyng. In this thing the sone of God apperide, that he vndo the werkis of the deuel.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is doing the sin, of the devil he is, because from the beginning the devil doth sin; for this was the Son of God manifested, that he may break up the works of the devil;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 3:8


3:8 He that committeth sin is a child of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning - That is, was the first sinner in the universe, and has continued to sin ever since. The Son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the devil - All sin. And will he not perform this in all that trust in him?


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 3:8


1Jo 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil. A sinful life is a proof of the devil's power. Christ came to destroy the works of the devil, and it is his work to destroy sin in all his disciples.

Discussion for 1 John 3:8

  • STANLEY OCTOBER for verse 8
    Every thing that the devil do Jesus came to destroy its works
  • John madden for verse 8
    Liveing in and practiceing sin is a good indacation that sin is in control of the persons life no matter what they claim .
  • Asinguza isaac for verse 8
    its real true that who sins is of the devil
  • Rikki Praytor for verse 8
    If you sin you are a sinner of the lost or you have been saved to sin but forgiven can you explain ?
  • D. Hall for verse 8
    This verse 1John 3 8 is a very interesting scripture. "He that committeth sin is of the devil. " This scripture when rightly divided has to mean, "He that habitually practices sin is of the devil. The same reasoning could be used for 1John 3 9 "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin. " When rightly divided this scripture has to mean, "Whosoever is born of God doth not habitually practice sin . We all know that there is no person but "Jesus Christ " who has not, nor does not sin. Yet those who are living a godly life daily, do not "habitually practice sin " because they are born of God. Notice the great apostle Paul said, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before " Philippians 3 13 .
  • Eva luna for verse 8
    It is a very powerful scripture. It really works. Use it during warfare. The reason the son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

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