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

  • ROBERT
    I HAVE BEEN READING JOHN 1 PAST 3 MORNINGS DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT BIBLE IS GOD SPEEKING TO ME
  • 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

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