Whoever stays in him sins not: whoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.
Treasury of Scripture
1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence...
John 15:4-7 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you...
1 John 3:2,9 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear...
1 John 2:4 He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1 John 4:8 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.
1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory...
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...
3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.
ContextChildren of God
1Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not. 2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure. 4Whoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6Whoever stays in him sins not: whoever sins has not seen him, neither known him. 7Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9Whoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whoever does not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loves not his brother.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither knoweth him.
Whosoever abideth in him, sinneth not; and whosoever sinneth, hath not seen him, nor known him.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoever abides in him, does not sin: whoever sins, has not seen him or known him.
King James Bible
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
Young's Literal Translation
every one who is remaining in him doth not sin; every one who is sinning, hath not seen him, nor known him.