1 John 1:6

“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If we say that we haue felowship with him, and walke in darkenesse, we lie, and doe not the trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we say that we have fellowship with Him and {yet} walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we say we are joined to him, and are walking still in the dark, our words are false and our acts are untrue:
- Basic English Bible

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not practise the truth.
- Darby Bible

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
- Webster's Bible

If, while we are living in darkness, we profess to have fellowship with Him, we speak falsely and are not adhering to the truth.
- Weymouth Bible

If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth.
- World English Bible

If we seien, that we han felawschip with hym, and we wandren in derknessis, we lien, and don not treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

if we may say -- `we have fellowship with Him,' and in the darkness may walk -- we lie, and do not the truth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:6


1:6 If we say - Either with our tongue, or in our heart, if we endeavour to persuade either ourselves or others. We have fellowship with him, while we walk, either inwardly or outwardly, in darkness - In sin of any kind. We do not the truth - Our actions prove, that the truth is not in us.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:6


1Jo 1:6 If we . . . walk in darkness. To claim a fellowship with him who is Light and to walk in the darkness of error, of ignorance, and of sinfulness are utterly inconsistent. Do not the truth. He who obeys not the truth walks in darkness.

Discussion for 1 John 1

  • Rosetta
    When we walk in the light know that you will have things (people) try to hinder you just remember God is here for you
  • J. Susan Lewellen
    After such a difficult 10 days as a teacher, I came before the LORD in confession of my weakness and found the following: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." There are no words to explain the peace that washed gently over this child of Almighty God!
  • Dania Pilier
    It says that God sends rain to both the good and bad. How merciful is he!!
  • Michael C.
    1 John 1:5-7 Jesus Christ is the Word of Life from the beginning with God. The Word of Life from the beginning was for reconciliation and re-creation of man, through the Anointed come in flesh by the woman. Fellowship with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and fellowship with each other is the thing aimed at in our redemption in Christ. Walking in the Light means walking in Truth, in agreement.
  • Kathie
    Well, I absolutely love John. His words so very pure and rightly professed. Amazing life; he has so very much to say to us today. God amazes me more
  • 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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