4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and asin is lawlessness.
5 You know that He aappeared in order to btake away sins; and cin Him there is no sin.
6 No one who abides in Him asins; no one who sins has seen Him or 1bknows Him.
7 aLittle children, make sure no one bdeceives you; cthe one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;
8 the one who practices sin is aof the devil; for the devil 1has sinned from the beginning. bThe Son of God cappeared for this purpose, dto destroy the works of the devil.
9 No one who is 1aborn of God bpractices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is 1born of God.
10 By this the achildren of God and the bchildren of the devil are obvious: 1anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who cdoes not love his dbrother.