New Living Translation
Everyone who sins is breaking God's law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.
King James Bible
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Darby Bible Translation
Every one that practises sin practises also lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.
World English Bible
Everyone who sins also commits lawlessness. Sin is lawlessness.
Young's Literal Translation
Every one who is doing the sin, the lawlessness also he doth do, and the sin is the lawlessness,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:4 Whosoever committeth sin - Thereby transgresseth the holy, just, and good law of God, and so sets his authority at nought; for this is implied in the very nature of sin.
Little children, let no man deceive you; he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.'--1 John iii. 7. The popular idea of the Apostle John is strangely unlike the real man. He is supposed to be the gentle Apostle of Love, the mystic amongst the Twelve. He is that, but he was the 'son of thunder' before he was the Apostle of Love, and he did not drop the first character when he attained the second. No doubt his central thought was, 'God is Love'; no doubt that thought had …
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Vanity of Human Glory.
So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God's laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
But Paul said to him, "God will slap you, you corrupt hypocrite! What kind of judge are you to break the law yourself by ordering me struck like that?"
For the law always brings punishment on those who try to obey it. (The only way to avoid breaking the law is to have no law to break!)
1 John 5:17
All wicked actions are sin, but not every sin leads to death.
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