1 John 3:7
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.

New Living Translation
Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous.

English Standard Version
Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

Berean Study Bible
Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Christ is righteous.

Berean Literal Bible
Little children, let no one lead you astray; the one practicing righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

New American Standard Bible
Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;

New King James Version
Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Children, let no one deceive you. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.

Contemporary English Version
Children, don't be fooled. Anyone who does right is good, just like Christ himself.

Good News Translation
Let no one deceive you, my children! Whoever does what is right is righteous, just as Christ is righteous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Little children, let no one deceive you! The one who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous.

International Standard Version
Little children, don't let anyone deceive you. The person who practices righteousness is righteous, just as the Messiah is righteous.

NET Bible
Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Jesus is righteous.

New Heart English Bible
Little children, let no one lead you astray. He who does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Children, let no one deceive you; he who does righteousness is righteous even as The Messiah also is righteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dear children, don't let anyone deceive you. Whoever does what God approves of has God's approval as Christ has God's approval.

New American Standard 1977
Little children, let no one deceive you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Little children, let no one deceive you; he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he also is righteous.

King James 2000 Bible
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

American King James Version
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

American Standard Version
My little children, let no man lead you astray: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Little children, let no man deceive you. He that doth justice is just, even as he is just.

Darby Bible Translation
Children, let no man lead you astray; he that practises righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

English Revised Version
My little children, let no man lead you astray: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous:

Webster's Bible Translation
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

Weymouth New Testament
Dear children, let no one lead you astray. The man who acts righteously is righteous, just 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,
Study Bible
Children of God
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. 8The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the very start. This is why the Son of God was revealed, to destroy the works of the devil.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts,

1 John 2:1
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

1 John 2:26
I have written these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.

1 John 2:29
If you know that He is righteous, you also know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.

1 John 3:18
Little children, let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth.

1 John 4:17
In this way, love has been perfected among us, so that we may have confidence on the day of judgment; for in this world we are just like Him.

Treasury of Scripture

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

let.

1 John 2:26,29
These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you…

Romans 2:13
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

1 Corinthians 6:9
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

he that.

Psalm 106:3
Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

Ezekiel 18:5-9
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, …

Matthew 5:20
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

even.

1 John 3:3
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

1 John 2:1
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

Psalm 45:7
Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Lexicon
Little children,
Τεκνία (Teknia)
Noun - Vocative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5040: A little child. Diminutive of teknon; an infant, i.e. darlings.

{let} no one
μηδεὶς (mēdeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3367: No one, none, nothing.

deceive
πλανάτω (planatō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4105: To lead astray, deceive, cause to wander. From plane; to roam.

you:
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

The [one who]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

practices
ποιῶν (poiōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

righteousness
δικαιοσύνην (dikaiosynēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

righteous,
δίκαιός (dikaios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.

just as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

[Christ]
ἐκεῖνος (ekeinos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

righteous.
δίκαιός (dikaios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.
Verse 7. - St. John repeats his declaration with emphasis and fresh considerations; hence the repetition of the tender address (1 John 2:1), "Little children, let no one ever seduce you into the belief that character and practice can be separated. He that doeth righteousness is righteous; for a righteous man inevitably practices righteousness." There are always persons who endeavour to reconcile religion with moral laxity, and in St. John's day some Gnostics definitely taught that conduct was immaterial to the spiritual man, for no external acts could defile such. "The external acts," says St. John, "prove the man's spiritual character and origin. He that doeth righteousness is righteous and is of God: he that doeth sin is of the devil." Note the difference between "even as" in verses 3 and 7. There καθώς introduces a pattern as a fresh motive for self-purification; here it introduces a comparison. Christ is righteous, and his character produces nothing but righteousness; so also is it with the righteous Christian.
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