1 John 1:10

“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If we say that we haue not sinned, wee make him a liar, and his word is not in vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we say that we have no sin, we make him false and his word is not in us.
- Basic English Bible

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
- Darby Bible

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
- Webster's Bible

If we deny that we have sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Message has no place in our hearts.
- Weymouth Bible

If we say that we haven't sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
- World English Bible

And if we seien, we han not synned, we maken hym a liere, and his word is not in vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

if we may say -- `we have not sinned,' a liar we make Him, and His word is not in us.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:10


1:10 Yet still we are to retain, even to our lives' end, a deep sense of our past sins. Still if we say, we have not sinned, we make him a liar - Who saith, all have sinned. And his word is not in us - We do not receive it; we give it no place in our hearts.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:10


1Jo 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned. God says we have sinned. He declares "There is none righteous; no, not one". See Ro 3:10 Ps 14:4. We make him a liar. Hence, if we affirm that we are sinless, we make God a liar. NOTE.--It must be noted that these words concerning sin, found in 1Jo 1:8-10, are not addressed to Gentile sinners, but a generation which had grown up in the church. Indeed, of all the epistles, this is the only one which can truly be said to have been addressed to a Christian generation. Hence, it would naturally emphasize, not the unconverted sinner's need of pardon, but of the Christian's constant need of a pardoning Savior. It is the Christian who cannot say that he has no sin, and who must find pardon by confessing his sins to Christ (Ac 2:38) shows how the alien sinner may obtain remission (1Jo 1:9); shows how the Christian, when he sins, may obtain remission.

Discussion for 1 John 1

  • Victor Thompson
    God is good. I find John's writing to be so refreshing, concise and encouraging. God is good!
  • Dennis
    In reading 1 John, Chapter 1 I am so thankful that we have repentence in the
    cross of Christ. To be forgiven forever from past,present and especially for future iniquities is the real key to salvation. We do not have to work for it. It's not like a golf club where they select you based on who you know and your wealth. We come as we are. With all the imperfections of man. God Loves us. He forgives
  • Norah
    The moment i read and understanding came into me concerning John1:1,i accepted that i was a sinner ,i repented of my sins,accepted the blood of the lamb to cleanse me,and i hv never been the same again.The joy of salvation in Christ Jesus keeps me going regardless of the situations around me,i hv never regretted why i got saved.make adecision now for time is over,the messiah is coming,shaom.
  • David Rax
    god is so wounderfull that he gave us his rules or commandments in order for us to be saved and enter the kingdom of god.he is a very wounderful.
  • Addis
    I believe if we have a real fellowship with God the father and Jesus, we would want to live righteous because we want to sin no more. So, our sinfull nature would make us continue to sin but we are forgiven of all past, present and future sins and we just have to have real repentance each time we sin. Our fellowhip with God will makevus hate to sin.
  • Theresa Patterson
    If we are in the light there is peace, truth and love and joy in the light and we have fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. That is something Iam longing for.

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