New Living Translation
Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:6 Whosoever abideth in communion with him, by loving faith, sinneth not - While he so abideth. Whosoever sinneth certainly seeth him not - The loving eye of his soul is not then fixed upon God; neither doth he then experimentally know him - Whatever he did in time past.
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.
1 John 2:3
And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments.
1 John 2:4
If someone claims, "I know God," but doesn't obey God's commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth.
1 John 3:9
Those who have been born into God's family do not make a practice of sinning, because God's life is in them. So they can't keep on sinning, because they are children of God.
3 John 1:11
Dear friend, don't let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God's children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.
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