John 8:34

“Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus answered them, Uerily, verily I say vnto you, Whosoeuer committeth sinne, is the seruant of sinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this was the answer Jesus gave them: Truly I say to you, Everyone who does evil is the servant of sin.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Every one that practises sin is the bondman of sin.
- Darby Bible

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Whoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin.
- Webster's Bible

In most solemn truth I tell you, replied Jesus, "that every one who commits sin is the slave of sin.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin.
- World English Bible

Jhesus answeride to hem, Treuli, treuli, Y seie to you, ech man that doith synne, is seruaunt of synne.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus answered them, `Verily, verily, I say to you -- Every one who is committing sin, is a servant of the sin,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:34


8:34 Jesus answered - Each branch of their objection, first concerning freedom, then concerning their being Abraham's offspring, #John 8:37|, &c. He that committeth sin, is, in fact, the slave of sin.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:34


Joh 8:34 Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. According to his custom, Christ makes no direct argument in reply, but states a truth and leaves them to apply it. The sinner is the slave of sin. See Ro 7:9-24.

Discussion for John 8

  • Robert DeHaan
    Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and he was glad. I too will rejoice on that great and glorious day, when I will see my Blessed Savior. I long for the day when every knee will bow, proclaiming the truth of the victory at the cross and a new life in Christ was given to me! Yeshua longs to know us and to experience his deep abiding love. Thank you, Abba Father.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 8:32- "And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." There is one thing forever true about the freedom truth brings: the freedom that comes when we know truth - is a 'conditional' freedom. It does not free us from the result of our deeds; the freedom that comes wit truth - is the freedom - to CHOOSE - " ... choose ye this day whom ye will serve ... "; Josh. 24:15.
  • Irene123
    God bless you Kesha - that you have a heart for Jesus (God) and His truth!!
  • Bruce
    Tjohn past sins in years past should stay in the pass. If it's best to seek forgiveness of those you hurt the Lord will guide you! Faith cometh by hearing:Rom 10:17. Have u felt the tug in ur heart John 6:44,Rom 10:13,John 1:12 Don't do anything without the LORD!
  • Bud
    Joyce B. John 8: 38 Jesus specking as I have seen with my father ( GOD ) You have seen with your father (satin) vers. 39 If you were of Abraham you would not be of satin and try to kill me.
  • BSP
    Jesus was explaining that he existed in heaven before Abaraham was even born showing that he is greater than any human who has ever existed.

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