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

  • Joshua
    God is awesome, In 1 first john the bible talks about our sins and what we need to do to get it right. I read the bible every day, I understand what the Bible say's and do. Thank the Lord Hallelujah:
  • Damian
    The spirit of God is witness of blood and water of the suffering of Christ. This is the anointing spirit that was promised which we had received of eternal life. If by this selfsame spirit enlighten us of the testamony of the Living God the Father; one will be lead in the way of righteousness, in the path of love and charity, POOR in SPIRIT. Who has a advocate with Christ.
  • Dan
    The Message god is light the purpose of the message that we might have the fellowship with him and his Son Jesus Christ how if we keep his commandments 3-23 We believe that Jesus is his Son And love one another then God who is light Dwells in us and we in him 3-24 Then we have fellowship with him and his son we are no longer the ungodly because God Dwells in us we no longer walk in darkness
  • Iola johnson
    Jesus is the light of the world once we accept him as our forgiving father we cannot walk on dark ness
  • Christian Tsen
    If we are with God, there is nothing to worry about. We have to walk with our God until the end so we will have the eternal life. God gave us his only begotten son to save us from sin and we have to be praise Him for all the things that He has made to us. Praise God!
  • Anonymous
    This scripture is saying that if we walk in the Light that we've fellow-ship with Christ, and continually walk with Him, we cannot be asking for forgiveness and continued to sin. 1Jn chapter1:10 If we say that we have not sinned,we make him a liar,and his word is not in us. Our focus should be continually be about Christ His glorious Light!!!!