17 I will [a]deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, (A)to whom I [b]now send you, 18 (B)to open their eyes, in order (C)to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, (D)that they may receive forgiveness of sins and (E)an inheritance among those who are (F)sanctified[c] by faith in Me.’

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  1. Acts 26:17 rescue
  2. Acts 26:17 NU, M omit now
  3. Acts 26:18 set apart

17 (A)rescuing you (B)from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, 18 to (C)open their eyes so that they may turn from (D)darkness to light, and from the [a]power of (E)Satan to God, that they may receive (F)forgiveness of sins and an (G)inheritance among those who have been sanctified by (H)faith in Me.’

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  1. Acts 26:18 Or dominion

17 [choosing you for Myself and] rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you,(A) 18 to open their [spiritual] eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness and release from their sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified (set apart, made holy) by faith in Me.’(B)

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17 I will rescue you(A) from your own people and from the Gentiles.(B) I am sending you to them 18 to open their eyes(C) and turn them from darkness to light,(D) and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins(E) and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’(F)

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17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

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

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No one who has been (A)born of God practices sin, because His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin continually, because he has been born of God.

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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.

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  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.

No one who is born of God(A) will continue to sin,(B) because God’s seed(C) remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.

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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.

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Knowing the True—Rejecting the False

18 We know that (A)whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God (B)keeps[a] [b]himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.

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  1. 1 John 5:18 guards
  2. 1 John 5:18 NU him

18 (A)We know that (B)no one who has been born of God [a]sins; but He who was born of God (C)keeps him, and (D)the evil one does not (E)touch him.

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  1. 1 John 5:18 Or sins continually

18 We know [with confidence] that anyone born of God does not habitually sin; but He (Jesus) who was born of God [carefully] keeps and protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

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18 We know that anyone born of God(A) does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one(B) cannot harm them.(C)

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18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

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Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.

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No one who remains in Him (A)sins continually; no one who sins continually has seen Him or [a](B)knows Him.

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  1. 1 John 3:6 Or has known

No one who abides in Him [who remains united in fellowship with Him—deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin. No one who habitually sins has seen Him or known Him.

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No one who lives in him keeps on sinning.(A) No one who continues to sin has either seen him(B) or known him.(C)

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Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

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Christ’s Example to Be Followed

Therefore, since Christ suffered [a]for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, (A)but for the will of God.

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  1. 1 Peter 4:1 NU omits for us