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

  • Dennis
    In reading 1 John, Chapter 1 I am so thankful that we have repentence in the
    cross of Christ. To be forgiven forever from past,present and especially for future iniquities is the real key to salvation. We do not have to work for it. It's not like a golf club where they select you based on who you know and your wealth. We come as we are. With all the imperfections of man. God Loves us. He forgives
  • Norah
    The moment i read and understanding came into me concerning John1:1,i accepted that i was a sinner ,i repented of my sins,accepted the blood of the lamb to cleanse me,and i hv never been the same again.The joy of salvation in Christ Jesus keeps me going regardless of the situations around me,i hv never regretted why i got saved.make adecision now for time is over,the messiah is coming,shaom.
  • David Rax
    god is so wounderfull that he gave us his rules or commandments in order for us to be saved and enter the kingdom of god.he is a very wounderful.
  • Addis
    I believe if we have a real fellowship with God the father and Jesus, we would want to live righteous because we want to sin no more. So, our sinfull nature would make us continue to sin but we are forgiven of all past, present and future sins and we just have to have real repentance each time we sin. Our fellowhip with God will makevus hate to sin.
  • Theresa Patterson
    If we are in the light there is peace, truth and love and joy in the light and we have fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. That is something Iam longing for.
  • Betty Clapper
    God is the way and the truth,