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1 John 3:9-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

The Imperative of Love

10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 John 3:9-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

No one who is [a]born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is [b]born of God. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: [c]anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 3:9 Or begotten
  2. 1 John 3:9 Or begotten
  3. 1 John 3:10 Lit everyone
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1 John 3:9-10 Amplified Bible (AMP)

No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, because [a]God’s seed [His principle of life, the essence of His righteous character] remains [permanently] in him [who is born again—who is reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose]; and he [who is born again] cannot habitually [live a life characterized by] sin, because he is born of God and longs to please Him. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are clearly identified: anyone who does not practice righteousness [who does not seek God’s will in thought, action, and purpose] is not of God, nor is the one who does not [unselfishly] [b]love his [believing] brother.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 3:9 I.e. in human terms, God’s seed is like a divine “genetic code” which is passed on to His children and produces in them the desire to live in a way which pleases Him.
  2. 1 John 3:10 See note 2:10.
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1 John 3:9-10 New International Version (NIV)

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. 10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.

New International Version (NIV)

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1 John 3:9-10 King James Version (KJV)

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

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