1 John 3:8 ESV

8 1Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was 2to destroy the works of the devil.

References for 1 John 3:8

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  • a 3:2 - Or when it appears
  • b 3:9 - Greek his
  • c 3:13 - Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated "brothers") refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church; also verses 14, 16
  • d 3:24 - Greek him
  • e 3:24 - Greek he