New International Version
Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Sin is the transgression of the law - The spirit of the law as well as of the Gospel is, that "we should love God with all our powers, and our neighbor as ourselves." All disobedience is contrary to love; therefore sin is the transgression of the law, whether the act refers immediately to God or to our neighbor.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Purifying Hope
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, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Then Paul said to him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!"
because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.
1 John 5:17
All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
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