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“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
King James Version (KJV)
He that committeth sinne, is of the deuill, for the deuill sinneth from the beginning: for this purpose the Sonne of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the deuill.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original 1 John chapter 3
the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
he that doeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
- American Standard Version (1901)
The sinner is a child of the Evil One; for the Evil One has been a sinner from the first. And the Son of God was seen on earth so that he might put an end to the works of the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible
He that practises sin is of the devil; for from [the] beginning the devil sins. To this end the Son of God has been manifested, that he might undo the works of the devil.
- Darby Bible
He that commmitteth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God appeared, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
- Douay Rheims Bible
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
- Webster's Bible
He who is habitually guilty of sin is a child of the Devil, because the Devil has been a sinner from the very beginning. The Son of God appeared for the purpose of undoing the work of the Devil.
- Weymouth Bible
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
- World English Bible
He that doith synne, is of the deuel; for the deuel synneth fro the bigynnyng. In this thing the sone of God apperide, that he vndo the werkis of the deuel.
- Wycliffe Bible
he who is doing the sin, of the devil he is, because from the beginning the devil doth sin; for this was the Son of God manifested, that he may break up the works of the devil;
- Youngs Literal Bible
STANLEY OCTOBER's comment on 2015-08-11 02:00:40:
Every thing that the devil do Jesus came to destroy its works
john madden's comment on 2015-07-23 09:08:20:
Liveing in and practiceing sin is a good indacation that sin is in control of the persons life no matter what they claim .
asinguza isaac's comment on 2015-05-11 10:02:30:
its real true that who sins is of the devil
D. Hall's comment on 2014-07-24 20:24:33:
This verse 1John 3 8 is a very interesting scripture. "He that committeth sin is of the devil. " This scripture when rightly divided has to mean, "He that habitually practices sin is of the devil. The same reasoning could be used for 1John 3 9 "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin. " When rightly divided this scripture has to mean, "Whosoever is born of God doth not habitually practice sin . We all know that there is no person but "Jesus Christ " who has not, nor does not sin. Yet those who are living a godly life daily, do not "habitually practice sin " because they are born of God. Notice the great apostle Paul said, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before " Philippians 3 13 .
eva luna's comment on 2014-07-14 06:54:23:
It is a very powerful scripture. It really works. Use it during warfare. The reason the son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
Atama. A's comment on 2014-07-01 18:30:19:
The devil has lost the grace for repentance because of his unrepentant nature. Therefore who ever sinneth habitually and is unrepentant is of the Devil. The Bible translation by Weymouth explains better. This is Actually the basic difference between humans and the devil. We have the grace and power to confess And repent of our sins, a privilege the devil has lost from the beginning. Therefore 1 John 3 8 is a War fare prayer verse that is directed at the devil and his unrepentant agents and people who might be against your life and your progress.
Ariyo Julius's comment on 2014-06-07 14:14:06:
Devil refer to here is the lucifer who has fall from the begining, his work are those things he does to make sure that nobody enter the kingdom of God because he had tested it and doesn 't have the grace to be there again so he uses all means to make sure we are not there but rebuke devil and he shall run away from you. he just roar like a lion he is not the lion but our God is the Lion of the tribe of Juda
opara John Daberechukwu's comment on 2014-01-15 06:36:11:
It means Holiness glorify's God, while sin glorify's devil.
Toni's comment on 2014-01-07 07:43:22:
If we sin, we are not Christ's, we are the devil's. Those who love the Lord, will keep His commandments. (John 14:15)We are to walk in the newness of life, which means our old ways - the life of sin and iniquity, are put to death by Jesus's death. We are now resurrected and living a Holy Ghost filled life of righteousness made possible by the death and resurrection of Christ. Anybody who still sins and says they are Christ's is deceived and still bound by the devil. Now the Word of God is powerful...mighty...sharper than a two-edged sword..it cuts to the marrow. Don't be deceived. There is no way to continue in sin and truly have Jesus.
Omojefe Akpofure Sylvester's comment on 2013-10-29 06:21:38:
I believe that the works of the Devil here in 1John 3 verse 8 refers to all forces of darkness that want to stop your journey to greatness.
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