1 John 1:7

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if wee walke in the light, as he is in the light, wee haue fellowship one with another, and the blood of Iesus Christ his Sonne clenseth vs from all sinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, we are all united with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son makes us clean from all sin.
- Basic English Bible

But if we walk in the light as *he* is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.
- Darby Bible

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
- Webster's Bible

But if we live in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.
- Weymouth Bible

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
- World English Bible

But if we walken in liyt, as also he is in liyt, we han felawschip togidere; and the blood of Jhesu Crist, his sone, clensith vs fro al synne.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if in the light we may walk, as He is in the light -- we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son doth cleanse us from every sin;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:7


1:7 But if we walk in the light - In all holiness. As God is (a deeper word than walk, and more worthy of God) in the light, then we may truly say, we have fellowship one with another - We who have seen, and you who have not seen, do alike enjoy that fellowship with God. The imitation of God being the only sure proof of our having fellowship with him. And the blood of Jesus Christ his Son - With the grace purchased thereby. Cleanseth us from all sin - Both original and actual, taking away all the guilt and all the power.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:7


1Jo 1:7 But if we walk in the light. We walk in the light by following Christ, the Light of the world. We have fellowship on with another. All who are walking in the light have the common life. The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Cleansed by the blood of Christ, and thus made holy, we are fitted for the heavenly communion.

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!