Parallel Verses

Twentieth Century New Testament

No one who has received the new Life from God lives sinfully, because the very nature of God dwells within him; and he cannot live in sin, because he has received the new Life from God.

New American Standard Bible

No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Everyone who has been born of God does not sin, because His seed remains in him; he is not able to sin, because he has been born of God.

International Standard Version

No one who has been born from God practices sin, because God's seed abides in him. Indeed, he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born from God.

A Conservative Version

Every man who has been begotten of God is not doing sin, because his seed abides in him, and he cannot sin, because he has been begotten of God.

American Standard Version

Whosoever is begotten of God doeth no sin, because his seed abideth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is begotten of God.

Amplified

No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, because 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.

An Understandable Version

No one who has been [spiritually] conceived [and eventually born] by God continues to live a sinful life, because God's seed [i.e., His word, See Luke 8:11] continues to live in his heart, so he cannot [continue a life of] sin, because he has been conceived by God.

Anderson New Testament

Whoever has been begotten of God does not work sin; because his seed remains in him: and he can not sin, because he has been begotten of God.

Bible in Basic English

Anyone who is a child of God does no sin, because he still has God's seed in him; he is not able to be a sinner, because God is his Father.

Common New Testament

No one who is of God practices sin, for God's seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

whosoever is born of God, does not commit sin; for the divine principle remaineth in him: he will not sin, because he is born of God.

Darby Translation

Whoever has been begotten of God does not practise sin, because his seed abides in him, and he cannot sin, because he has been begotten of God.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Whoever has been begotten by God, does not work sin; because his seed abides in him; and he can not sin, because he has been begotten by God.

Godbey New Testament

Every one having been born of God does not sin; because his seed remains in him: and he is not able to sin, because he has been born of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

No one who is a child of God commits sin, for God's nature remains in his heart, and he cannot sin, because he is a child of God.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

Every one born of God does not sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, for he has been born of God.

King James 2000

Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his nature remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Everyone who is fathered by God does not practice sin, because his seed resides in him, and [he is] not able to sin, because he has been fathered by God.

Modern King James verseion

Everyone who has been born of God does not commit sin, because His seed remains in him, and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All that are born of God do no sin, for his seed abideth in them, and they cannot sin, because they be born of God.

Moffatt New Testament

Anyone who is born of God does not commit sin, for the offspring of God remain in Him, and they cannot sin, because they are born of God.

Montgomery New Testament

Whoever is a child of God cannot go on sinning, because his seed is abiding in him; and he cannot go on sinning because he is a child of God.

NET Bible

Everyone who has been fathered by God does not practice sin, because God's seed resides in him, and thus he is not able to sin, because he has been fathered by God.

New Heart English Bible

Whoever is born of God does not commit sin, because his seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Noyes New Testament

Whoever hath been born of God doth not commit sin, because his seed abideth in him; and he cannot sin, because he hath been born of God.

Sawyer New Testament

No one that has been born of God commits sin, for his seed continues in him, and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

The Emphasized Bible

Whosoever hath been born of God, is not committing, sin, because, a seed of him, within him, abideth; and he cannot be committing sin, because, of God, hath he been born.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Every one who is born of God, doth not practise sin, because his seed abideth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

No one who is a child of God is habitually guilty of sin. A God-given germ of life remains in him, and he cannot habitually sin--because he is a child of God.

Williams New Testament

No one who is born of God makes a practice of sinning, because the God-given life-principle continues to live in him, and so he cannot practice sinning, because he is born of God.

World English Bible

Whoever is born of God doesn't commit sin, because his seed remains in him; and he can't sin, because he is born of God.

Worrell New Testament

Whosoever has been begotten of God sins not; because His seed abides in him, and he cannot sin because he has been begotten of God.

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

every one who hath been begotten of God, sin he doth not, because his seed in him doth remain, and he is not able to sin, because of God he hath been begotten.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

is born
γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709
Usage: 709

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

sin
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
ἁμαρτάνω 
Hamartano 
Usage: 143
Usage: 35

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

his

Usage: 0

σπέρμα 
Sperma 
Usage: 37

μένω 
meno 
Usage: 85

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

him

Usage: 0

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he cannot
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

he is born
γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 3:9

Devotionals containing 1 John 3:9

Images 1 John 3:9

Prayers for 1 John 3:9

Context Readings

Children Of God

8 He who lives sinfully belongs to the Devil, for the Devil has sinned from the first. It was for this that the Son of God appeared, that he might undo the Devil's work. 9 No one who has received the new Life from God lives sinfully, because the very nature of God dwells within him; and he cannot live in sin, because he has received the new Life from God. 10 By this the Children of God are distinguished from the Children of the Devil--No one who lives unrighteously comes from God, and especially the man who does not love his Brother.



Cross References

1 John 5:18

We know that no one who has received the new Life from God lives in sin. No, he who has received the new Life from God keeps the thought of God in his heart, and then the Evil One does not touch him.

John 1:13

For not to natural conception, nor to human instincts, nor to will of man did they owe the new Life, but to God.

1 Peter 1:23

since your new Life has come, not from perishable, but imperishable, seed, through the Message of the Everliving God.

1 John 2:29

Knowing him to be righteous, you realize that every one who lives righteously has received the new Life from him.

1 John 5:1

Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ has received the new Life from God; and every one who loves him who gave that Life loves him who has received it.

1 John 5:4

because all that has received the new Life from God conquers the world. And this is the power that has conquered the world--our faith!

Matthew 7:18

A sound tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a worthless tree bear good fruit.

John 3:3

"In truth I tell you," exclaimed Jesus, "unless a man is reborn, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."

Galatians 5:17

For these cravings of our earthly nature conflict with the Spirit, and the Spirit with our earthly nature--they are two contrary principles--so that you cannot do what you wish.

1 John 4:7

Dear friends, let us love one another, because Love comes from God; and every one who loves has received the new Life from God and knows God.

1 John 4:7

Dear friends, let us love one another, because Love comes from God; and every one who loves has received the new Life from God and knows God.

Acts 4:20

Judge for yourselves, for we cannot help speaking of what we have seen and heard."

Romans 6:2

Heaven forbid! We became dead to sin, and how can we go on living in it?

Titus 1:2

and is based on the hope of Immortal Life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began,

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