John 8:34
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English Standard Version
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.

King James Bible
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

American Standard Version
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus answered them: Amen, amen I say unto you: that whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin.

English Revised Version
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of sin.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Whoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin.

Weymouth New Testament
"In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that every one who commits sin is the slave of sin.

John 8:34 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Whosoever committeth (πᾶς ὁ ποιῶν)

Rev., more correctly, every one that committeth.

Sin (τὴν ἁμαρτίαν)

The definite article, the sin, shows that Jesus does not mean merely a simple act, but a life of sin. Compare 1 John 3:4-8, and doeth the truth (John 3:21); doeth the righteousness (1 John 2:29).

The servant (δοῦλος)

Or, a servant. Properly, a bond-servant or slave. See on Matthew 20:26.

Of sin

A few authorities omit, and read whosoever committeth sin is a bond-servant. Compare Romans 6:17, Romans 6:20.

John 8:34 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Verily. See on ch.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Matthew 5:18 For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one stroke or one pronunciation mark shall in no wise pass from the law...

Whosoever.

1 Kings 21:25 But there was none like to Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

Acts 8:23 For I perceive that you are in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

Romans 6:6,12,16,19,20 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed...

Romans 7:14,25 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin...

Romans 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome...

1 John 3:8-10 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested...

Cross References
Romans 6:16
Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

2 Peter 2:19
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

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