Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and (A)sin is lawlessness. You know that He (B)appeared in order to (C)take away sins; and (D)in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him (E)sins; no one who sins has seen Him or [a](F)knows Him. (G)Little children, make sure no one (H)deceives you; (I)the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is (J)of the devil; for the devil [b]has sinned from the beginning. (K)The Son of God (L)appeared for this purpose, (M)to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is [c](N)born of God (O)practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is [d]born of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 3:6 Or has known
  2. 1 John 3:8 Lit sins
  3. 1 John 3:9 Or begotten
  4. 1 John 3:9 Or begotten