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The Word "Committeth" Understood

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Many say the word "committeth" is a word used in the plural sense "only" and not in the "singular" sense in the scripture we will examine. This word study is meant to give the correct understanding of the word "committeth" interpreted by Christians incorrectly.

We are told "committeth" is the old english verbiage meaning something that is habitual or continually practiced. The definition of committeth is:

Definition of "Committeth"
(archaic) third-person "singular" simple present indicative form of "commit"
1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, 1 Corinthians 6:18:
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that " committeth" fornication "sinneth"against his own body.

According to the example used in the definition of "committeth," how many times does a person have to commit (committeh) fornication before they sin (sinneth) against their own body? 1, 2, 3, 4 - how many times?

We know the answer is "ONE."

1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee fornication. Every "sin" that a man does is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

How many times does a person have to "commit" sin before they transgress the law? 1, 2, 3, 4 - how many times.

We know the answer is "ONE."

1 John 3:4
Whosoever "committeth" sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

The very first words we notice in 1John 3:4 is "committeth" and "transgresseth." Both words are (archaic) third-person "singular" simple present indicative form of "commit" and "transgress" - meaning these are terms used in the "singular form" of the word and "NOT" in the plural form. Committeth does not mean "habitually" or "continually practiced" in these verses. Therefore, the word committeth used in 1John 3:8 is consistent with 1John 3:4, and also John 8:34.

1 John 3:8
He that "committeth" sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

John 8:34
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever "committeth" sin is the servant of sin.

We also noticed the word "sinneth" which is also in the archaic which in the simple singular form would be "sin."

1 John 3:6
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not:whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
 

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