8 [a]He that commiteth sin, is of the [b]devil: for the devil [c]sinneth from the [d]beginning: for this purpose was made manifest that Son of God, that he might loose the works of the devil.
1 John 3:8An argument taken of contraries: the devil is the author of sin, and therefore he is of the devil, or is ruled by the inspiration of the devil that serve sin: and if he be the devil’s son, then is he not God’s son: for the devil and God are so contrary the one to the other, that even the Son of God was sent to destroy the works of the devil. Therefore on the contrary side, whosoever resists sin, is the Son of God, being born again of his spirit as of new seed, insomuch that of necessity he is now delivered from the slavery of sin.
1 John 3:8Resembleth the devil, as the child doth the father, and is governed by his spirit.
1 John 3:8He saith not sinned, but sinneth, for he did nothing else but sin.
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