1 John 3:4-6 (NIV)
4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
1 John 3:4-6 (ESV)
4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.
VERSE 4 of The English Standard Version as in above reference attracted my attention.
"Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness."
Note: There is a difference between "Falling into sin and making a practice of sin."( Keeps sinning)
No genuine, blood washed child of God makes a practice of sin because God's SEED is in him.
Any one who makes a practice of sin, one who keeps sinning, has not encountered the grace of God.
However, every sin is lawlessness. Repentance should be without delay. For this purpose Jesus Christ came to deal with our sinful nature once and for all.