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 5:17

  • Felicia Wesley is saying that all 'sin ' is pardonable and every sin can be forgiven. Although Jesus did say the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is not pardonable. Matthew 12 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. So, every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to people but if someone blasphemes against the Holy Ghost, they shall not be forgiven. The only unpardonable thing is to blaspheme against the Holy Ghost. But all manner of sin IS pardonable.
  • Felicia for verse 17
    What do it mean s that all sin is not unpardonable
  • Michael for verse 17
    Further proves what was provided on the cross. That in it He still provides the truth and also a choice. He loved us so that He gave His only begotten Son. You have to think what is provided should you choose not to believe. A loving God whom desire for you, is to choose Him. It is not a loving God whom whom wants you to choose sin, but that price was paid so you have a choice. I think it wise that everybody should choose the Christ. God hopes you will too. He (God) bids you to come. I do everyday and some times all day I'll go to the garden alone and He meets me there... every time.

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