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

  • ROBERT
    I HAVE BEEN READING JOHN 1 PAST 3 MORNINGS DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT BIBLE IS GOD SPEEKING TO ME
  • Isaac
    It is beautifully expressed by John how even though we are saved by accepting the Bible truths, we have a way of keeping track of our spiritual condition of heart. Even Peter admitted his sin of denial of Jesus. The blood of Jesus keeps us continually clean as far as eternal security, though we wash our feet daily as we move from glory to glory.
  • Mary
    And I will read it right now. This is very important.
  • Susan melin
    I think that every one who believes backsliders can continue in sin with no eternal punishment, should read the entire book of 1 John.
  • Danny
    I read this chapter every night before going to bed. It gives me great comfort and allows me to sleep more comfortably. I specifically like 1st John 1: 9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. What a very comforting thought to know the God of Heaven will listen and forgive us. Praise be to God.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 1:9 IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND TO CLEANSE FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS PROVERBS8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM JOHN15:3 NOW YOU ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU EPHESIANS 5:26 THAT HE MIGHT SANCTIFY AND CLEANSE IT WITH THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD

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