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

  • 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
  • Sharon
    Gods word is certainly beautiful

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