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

  • A disciple
    Eric (cont.); If you accept something that you have been offered, you say yes to it or agree to take it. If you accept a plan or an intended action, you agree to it and allow it to happen. The problem however arises from the lazy and self-centered T.V. watching mentality of our modern generation, that makes us view everything in a merely passive NON-participatory state of mind; while we MUST act!
  • A disciple
    Dear Eric; I understand very well your reference Scripture, and how we MUST "receive" Jesus. But I strongly DISAGREE with the ultra popular contemporary notion which directs people to "Accept" Jesus into their darkened and alienated by nature lives, with absolutely NO mention or even a basic teaching about repentance and CONVERSION. We have to follow the Lord's own teaching about what we must do.
  • Eric
    Rev 3:20. Accepting Jesus into your heart IS scriptural. Please, everyone, be careful what you claim is scriptural or not. Read John 5:39. Of course we need to repent to have salvation, but sometimes we need Jesus in our hearts to do so. "Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more". First Jesus does not condemn, THEN, tells her to repent.
  • BSP
    Verse 29: Jesus always did what was pleasing to his father even when it was difficult for him.
  • A disciple
    (continuing) "Accepting Jesus into your heart" IS NOT REPENTANCE! It started with being afraid to hurt peoples' feelings or get them mad; it started with a cowardly watering down of the Word of the cross of Christ in order to supposedly bring people to the Lord "easier:" but it is a false gospel about another Jesus! It is God's way to first convict of sin and THEREBY lead to repent and convert!
  • A disciple
    (continuing) "When we come to Jesus in the first place; isn't it because we are scared and ashamed because of our sins, and we are looking for Jesus to rescue us from ourselves?" Here then we have to ask, How did you come to Jesus? What did you pray? or rather, How were you led to pray? Words DO matter! The very popular, but UNSCRIPTURAL, "Accepting Jesus into your heart" IS NOT REPENTANCE!

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