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1 John 3:7


Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness 1  is righteous, just as Jesus 2  is righteous.


Ps 45:7; Ps 72:1-7; Ps 106:3; Eze 18:5-9; Mt 5:20; Lu 1:75; Ac 10:35; Ro 2:6-8,13; Ro 2:13; Ro 6:16-18; 1Co 6:9; Ga 6:7,8; Eph 5:6; Eph 5:9; Php 1:11; Heb 1:8; Heb 7:2; Jas 1:22; Jas 2:19; Jas 5:1-3; 1Pe 1:15,16; 1Pe 2:24; 1Jo 2:1; 1Jo 2:26,29; 1Jo 3:3

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sn The one who practices righteousness. The participle (ὁ ποιῶν, Jo poiwn) + noun constructions in 3:7 and in 3:8a, the first positive and the second negative, serve to emphasize the contrast between the true Christians (“the one who practices righteousness”) and the opponents (“the one who practices sin,” 3:8a).

tn Grk “that one.” Context indicates a reference to Jesus here. As with the previous uses of ἐκεῖνος (ekeinos) by the author of 1 John (2:6; 3:3, 5), this one refers to Jesus, as the reference to “the Son of God” in the following verse (3:8) makes clear.

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