1 John 5:17

“All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

All vnrighteousnes is sinne, and there is a sinne not vnto death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not {leading} to death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All evil-doing is sin: but death is not the punishment for every sort of sin.
- Basic English Bible

Every unrighteousness is sin; and there is a sin not to death.
- Darby Bible

All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not to death.
- Webster's Bible

Any kind of wrongdoing is sin; but there is sin which is not unto death.
- Weymouth Bible

All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.
- World English Bible

Ech wickidnesse is synne, and ther is synne to deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

all unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not unto death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:17


5:17 All deviation from perfect holiness is sin; but all sin is not unpardonable.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:17


1Jo 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin. All wrong doing is sin, but the condition of soul that sets it against righteousness and against Christ as steel is a sin unto death. Such a soul repels Christ the life.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Insight777
    secular example of trinity: I am on a computer typing a message, spirit, that I exist. I am one with the computer when I type
  • Redeemed
    1 John 5:7 God is a Spirit, the Word is Spirit and the Holy Spirit is Spirit. The Word which is Spirit came forth from Spirit to be made flesh and dwell among us though he were rich he became poor for our sake to take our sins upon him and give his life for us to redeem and reconcile us back to Spirit. Now the Lord is that Spirit, now what is the Lords name, who art thou Lord I am "Jesus" one Lord
  • A disciple
    (14-16) We know from other places in the Gospels where Jesus said that whatever we desire when we pray, believe that we receive and we shall have them. But this part, I think, has to do specifically with the business of souls; and in the same area as having charge of the keys of the kingdom, to bind or loose in Jesus' name; and to pronounce forgiveness and remission, or that the sin is retained.
  • A disciple
    "..By water and blood.. and it is the Spirit that bears witness.." There can be no cleansing from filth without the water; and there must be blood to make atonement; and the Spirit confirms either good or bad according to truth. Truth witnesses the appearance of the Son of God in the flesh as complete with respect to the ruin of man by sin, by the slaughter on Golgotha; and God's mercy glorified.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GREIVOUS JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING ---
  • Mikey
    5:19 helps us to identify who the ruler of the world is. Who is “the wicked one”? Satan the Devil.

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