1 John 3:4

4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.

1 John 3:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
ESV
4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
NLT
4 Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.
MSG
4 All who indulge in a sinful life are dangerously lawless, for sin is a major disruption of God's order.
CSB
4 Everyone who commits sin also breaks the law; sin is the breaking of law.

1 John 3:4 In-Context

2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.
6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.

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