All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.
Every wrong is sin, but not all sin leads to death.
Everything we do wrong is sin, but not all sin is fatal.
All evil-doing is sin: but death is not the punishment for every sort of sin.
All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that is not mortal.
All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death.
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1 tn The meaning of ἀδικία (adikia) here is “unrighteousness” (BDAG 20 s.v. 2). It refers to the opposite of that which is δίκαιος (dikaios, “right, just, righteous”) which is used by the author to describe both God and Jesus Christ (1 John 1:9; 2:2, 29). Here, having implied that sins committed by believers (sins “not to death”) may be prayed for and forgiven, the author does not want to leave the impression that such sin is insignificant, because this could be viewed as a concession to the views of the opponents (who as moral indifferentists have downplayed the significance of sin in the Christian’s life).
2 tn Grk “a sin not to death.”