1 John 3:6
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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.

King James Bible
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath 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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Abideth

Compare John 15:4-10. To abide in Christ is more than to be in Him, since it represents a condition maintained by communion with God and by the habitual doing of His will. See on 1 John 2:6.

Sinneth not

John does not teach that believers do not sin, but is speaking of a character, a habit. Throughout the Epistle he deals with the ideal reality of life in God, in which the love of God and sin exclude each other as light and darkness.

Seen - known

The vision of Christ and the appropriation of what is seen. Rev., correctly, knoweth.

1 John 3:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

abideth.

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence...

John 15:4-7 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you...

whosoever.

1 John 3:2,9 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear...

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

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 of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory...

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.

Cross References
1 John 2:3
And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 2:4
Whoever says "I know him" but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

1 John 3:9
No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.

3 John 1:11
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

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