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

  • Lu2677
    John 8:7-9; Jesus was along with this woman, he did not instruct her to "tell no one".
    John 4:7-9: Jesus was alone with the woman from Samaria, he did not instruct her "tell no one"
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This chapter is laden is many spiritual truths. Some are: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 8:38 I SPEAK THAT WHICH I HAVE SEEN WITH MY FATHER AND YOU DO THAT WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN WITH YOUR FATHER 8:39 AND THEY ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM ABRAHAM IS OUR FATHER JESUS SAID UNTO THEM --- IF --- YOU WERE ABRAHAMS CHILDREN YOU WOULD DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM***ROMANS 4:18 WHO AGAINST HOPE BELIEVED IN HOPE THAT HE MIGHT BECOME THE FATHER OF MANY NATIONS ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN ....
  • Irene123
    Mari; You made my day! You really did. I was wondering about you, why I hadn't seen you. Are you alright? All Glory be to the Lord and our God JESUS!!! Jn.20:28
  • Mari
    Irene, its like a bible study for me w the many verses you put up. I write them down
  • Irene123
    Levell - Lk. 23:47 - even the centurion, who helped crucify Jesus, said, " ... certainly this was a righteous man." Jesus' words, that he did nothing of Himself referred to His flesh man; but as His Father taught Him, He (Jesus) did those things. It's the same with us; when we have God's spirit in us (Acts 2:38) it's HIS spirit that does the works, speaks the words of wisdom from His word.

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