1 John 3:6
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New International Version
No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.

New Living Translation
Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is.

English Standard Version
No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

Berean Study Bible
No one who remains in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has seen Him or known Him.

Berean Literal Bible
Anyone abiding in Him does not sin; anyone sinning has not seen Him, nor has he known Him.

New American Standard Bible
No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.

King James Bible
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Everyone who remains in Him does not sin; everyone who sins has not seen Him or known Him.

International Standard Version
No one who remains in union with him keeps on sinning. The one who keeps on sinning hasn't seen him or known him.

NET Bible
Everyone who resides in him does not sin; everyone who sins has neither seen him nor known him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
No one who remains in him commits sin, and no one who sins has seen him, neither has he known him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who live in Christ don't go on sinning. Those who go on sinning haven't seen or known Christ.

New American Standard 1977
No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever abides in him does not sin: whosoever sins has not seen him or known him.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever abides in him sins not: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.

American King James Version
Whoever stays in him sins not: whoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.

American Standard Version
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither knoweth him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whosoever abideth in him, sinneth not; and whosoever sinneth, hath not seen him, nor known him.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoever abides in him, does not sin: whoever sins, has not seen him or known him.

English Revised Version
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither knoweth him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever abideth in him sinneth not: whoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

Weymouth New Testament
No one who continues in union with Him lives in sin: no one who lives in sin has seen Him or knows Him.

World English Bible
Whoever remains in him doesn't sin. Whoever sins hasn't seen him, neither knows him.

Young's Literal Translation
every one who is remaining in him doth not sin; every one who is sinning, hath not seen him, nor known him.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:3-10 The sons of God know that their Lord is of purer eyes than to allow any thing unholy and impure to dwell with him. It is the hope of hypocrites, not of the sons of God, that makes allowance for gratifying impure desires and lusts. May we be followers of him as his dear children, thus show our sense of his unspeakable mercy, and express that obedient, grateful, humble mind which becomes us. Sin is the rejecting the Divine law. In him, that is, in Christ, was no sin. All the sinless weaknesses that were consequences of the fall, he took; that is, all those infirmities of mind or body which subject man to suffering, and expose him to temptation. But our moral infirmities, our proneness to sin, he had not. He that abides in Christ, continues not in the practice of sin. Renouncing sin is the great proof of spiritual union with, continuance in, and saving knowledge of the Lord Christ. Beware of self-deceit. He that doeth righteousness is righteous, and to be a follower of Christ, shows an interest by faith in his obedience and sufferings. But a man cannot act like the devil, and at the same time be a disciple of Christ Jesus. Let us not serve or indulge what the Son of God came to destroy. To be born of God is to be inwardly renewed by the power of the Spirit of God. Renewing grace is an abiding principle. Religion is not an art, a matter of dexterity and skill, but a new nature. And the regenerate person cannot sin as he did before he was born of God, and as others do who are not born again. There is that light in his mind, which shows him the evil and malignity of sin. There is that bias upon his heart, which disposes him to loathe and hate sin. There is the spiritual principle that opposes sinful acts. And there is repentance for sin, if committed. It goes against him to sin with forethought. The children of God and the children of the devil have their distinct characters. The seed of the serpent are known by neglect of religion, and by their hating real Christians. He only is righteous before God, as a justified believer, who is taught and disposed to righteousness by the Holy Spirit. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. May all professors of the gospel lay these truths to heart, and try themselves by them.
Study Bible
Children of God
5But you know that Christ appeared to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6No one who remains in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has seen Him or known Him. 7Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Christ is righteous.…
Cross References
1 John 2:3
By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.

1 John 2:4
If anyone says, "I know Him," but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1 John 3:9
Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God's seed abides in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

3 John 1:11
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.
Treasury of Scripture

Whoever stays in him sins not: whoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.

abideth.

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, …

John 15:4-7 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, …

whosoever.

1 John 3:2,9 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what …

1 John 2:4 He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, …

1 John 4:8 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.

1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten …

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He …

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