1 John 1:5

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This then is the message which we haue heard of him, and declare vnto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkenesse at all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is the word which came to us from him and which we give to you, that God is light and in him there is nothing dark.
- Basic English Bible

And this is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
- Darby Bible

This then is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
- Webster's Bible

This is the Message which we have heard from the Lord Jesus and now deliver to you--God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness.
- Weymouth Bible

This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
- World English Bible

And this is the tellyng, that we herden of hym, and tellen to you, that God is liyt, and ther ben no derknessis in him.
- Wycliffe Bible

And this is the message that we have heard from Him, and announce to you, that God is light, and darkness in Him is not at all;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:5


1:5 And this is the sum of the message which we have heard of him - The Son of God. That God is light - The light of wisdom, love, holiness, glory. What light is to the natural eye, that God is to the spiritual eye. And in him is no darkness at all - No contrary principle. He is pure, unmixed light.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:5


1Jo 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him. The message heard from Christ, now declared, is that God is light. The source whence all light, whether it be physical, or moral, or spiritual, comes; the Enlightener of the universe. The term denotes luminous clearness, the free and benevolent source from whence flow light, intelligence, purity and blessing, absolutely free from alien intermixture, since in him there is no darkness at all. Light represents truth, knowledge and holiness. Darkness represents ignorance, error, falsehood and sin.

Discussion for 1 John 1

  • Dan
    The Message god is light the purpose of the message that we might have the fellowship with him and his Son Jesus Christ how if we keep his commandments 3-23 We believe that Jesus is his Son And love one another then God who is light Dwells in us and we in him 3-24 Then we have fellowship with him and his son we are no longer the ungodly because God Dwells in us we no longer walk in darkness
  • Iola johnson
    Jesus is the light of the world once we accept him as our forgiving father we cannot walk on dark ness
  • Christian Tsen
    If we are with God, there is nothing to worry about. We have to walk with our God until the end so we will have the eternal life. God gave us his only begotten son to save us from sin and we have to be praise Him for all the things that He has made to us. Praise God!
  • Anonymous
    This scripture is saying that if we walk in the Light that we've fellow-ship with Christ, and continually walk with Him, we cannot be asking for forgiveness and continued to sin. 1Jn chapter1:10 If we say that we have not sinned,we make him a liar,and his word is not in us. Our focus should be continually be about Christ His glorious Light!!!!
  • 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.

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