1 John 1:8

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If we say that we haue no sinne, we deceiue our selues, and the trueth is not in vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we say that we have no sin, we are false to ourselves and there is nothing true in us.
- Basic English Bible

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
- Darby Bible

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
- Webster's Bible

If we claim to be already free from sin, we lead ourselves astray and the truth has no place in our hearts.
- Weymouth Bible

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
- World English Bible

If we seien, that we han no synne, we disseyuen vs silf, and treuthe is not in vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

if we may say -- `we have not sin,' ourselves we lead astray, and the truth is not in us;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:8


1:8 If we say - Any child of man, before his blood has cleansed us. We have no sin - To be cleansed from, instead of confessing our sins, #1Jo 1:9|, the truth is not in us - Neither in our mouth nor in our heart.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:8


1Jo 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves. To say that we have reached a sinless state in which we no longer need the blood of Christ to cleanse us is a deception. This language is in square opposition to the claims of the "Perfectionists" of all ages.

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.