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1 John 5:17

17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.

Read 1 John 5:17 Using Other Translations

All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.
All wicked actions are sin, but not every sin leads to death.

What does 1 John 5:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 John 5:17

All unrighteousness is sin
All unrighteousness against God or man is a sin against the law of God, and the wrath of God is revealed against it, and it is deserving of death; yet all unrighteousness is not unto death, as the sins of David, which were unrighteousness both to God and man, and yet they were put away, and he died not; Peter sinned very foully, and did great injustice to his dear Lord, and yet his sin was not unto death; he had repentance unto life given him, and a fresh application of pardoning grace:

and there is a sin not unto death;
this is added for the relief of weak believers, who hearing of a sin unto death, not to be prayed for, might fear that theirs were of that kind, whereas none of them are; for though they are guilty of many unrighteousnesses, yet God is merciful to them and forgives, ( Hebrews 8:12 ) , and so they are not unto death.

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