New International Version
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
King James Bible
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
Darby Bible Translation
Children, let no man lead you astray; he that practises righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
World English Bible
Little children, let no one lead you astray. He who does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
Young's Literal Translation
Little children, let no one lead you astray; he who is doing the righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous,
1 John 3:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let no man deceive you - Either by asserting that "you cannot be saved from sin in this life," or "that sin will do you no harm and cannot alter your state, if you are adopted into the family of God; for sin cannot annul this adoption." Hear God, ye deceivers! He that doeth righteousness is righteous, according to his state, nature, and the extent of his moral powers.
Even as he is righteous - Allowing for the disparity that must necessarily exist between that which is bounded, and that which is without limits. As God, in the infinitude of his nature, is righteous; so they, being filled with him, are in their limited nature righteous.
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Eversley, 1869. Windsor Castle, 1869. 1 John iii. 2. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." Let us consider this noble text, and see something, at least, of what it has to tell us. It is, like all God's messages, all God's laws, ay, like God's world in which we live and breathe, …
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1 Corinthians 6:9
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
1 John 2:1
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
1 John 2:26
I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.
1 John 2:29
If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.
1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 4:17
This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
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