New International Version
No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoever abides in him, does not sin: whoever sins, has not seen him or known him.
World English Bible
Whoever remains in him doesn't sin. Whoever sins hasn't seen him, neither knows him.
Young's Literal Translation
every one who is remaining in him doth not sin; every one who is sinning, hath not seen him, nor known him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whosoever abideth in him - By faith, love, and obedience.
Sinneth not - Because his heart is purified by faith, and he is a worker together with God, and consequently does not receive the grace of God in vain. See on 1 John 3:3 (note).
Hath not seen him - It is no unusual thing with this apostle, both in his gospel and in his epistles, to put occasionally the past for the present, and the present for the past tense. It is very likely that here he puts, after the manner of the Hebrew, the preterite for the present: He who sins against God doth not see him, neither doth he know him - the eye of his faith is darkened, so that he cannot see him as he formerly did; and he has no longer the experimental knowledge of God as his Father and portion.
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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, …
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1 John 2:3
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.
1 John 2:4
Whoever says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
1 John 3:9
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.
3 John 1:11
Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.
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