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

  • BSP
    All of us are born with sin due to the fact that we have inherited sin from Adam and Eve. One may say we weren't born with sin but that one would be deceiving themselves as the verse brings out.
  • Baabolu Joshua
    The Lord is so righteous a judge: therefore,He will not allow me to remain a sinner. since he made his son sin,that I might become his righteousness I have dominion over the power of sin.Besides, he plainly said,you are welcome to the Heavenly Jeruselem in companium with unnumerable Eagles This is not a place of sin! But of righteousness.
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is the word of God he who loves him will keep his commandments we are saved by his Grace and we are pardoned. All he needs from us is obedience to his words. Jesus is enough to have everything ..Amen
  • Ulysses McCall
    When we fulfill Jesus's commandment our lives is so much better. So when we walk in light our Savior and Lord is well please with us.
  • John madden
    If we claim to walk with god ..but walk in darkness we dont have truth in us..if we walk in light we have tge benifits of fellowship and relationship..cleansed from sin..believers live in the light.were not suppose to be in the dark.have no fellowship with the things of darkness
  • Victor Thompson
    God is good. I find John's writing to be so refreshing, concise and encouraging. God is good!

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