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

  • 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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