1 John 1:10

“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If we say that we haue not sinned, wee make him a liar, and his word is not in vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we say that we have no sin, we make him false and his word is not in us.
- Basic English Bible

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
- Darby Bible

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
- Webster's Bible

If we deny that we have sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Message has no place in our hearts.
- Weymouth Bible

If we say that we haven't sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
- World English Bible

And if we seien, we han not synned, we maken hym a liere, and his word is not in vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

if we may say -- `we have not sinned,' a liar we make Him, and His word is not in us.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:10


1:10 Yet still we are to retain, even to our lives' end, a deep sense of our past sins. Still if we say, we have not sinned, we make him a liar - Who saith, all have sinned. And his word is not in us - We do not receive it; we give it no place in our hearts.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:10


1Jo 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned. God says we have sinned. He declares "There is none righteous; no, not one". See Ro 3:10 Ps 14:4. We make him a liar. Hence, if we affirm that we are sinless, we make God a liar. NOTE.--It must be noted that these words concerning sin, found in 1Jo 1:8-10, are not addressed to Gentile sinners, but a generation which had grown up in the church. Indeed, of all the epistles, this is the only one which can truly be said to have been addressed to a Christian generation. Hence, it would naturally emphasize, not the unconverted sinner's need of pardon, but of the Christian's constant need of a pardoning Savior. It is the Christian who cannot say that he has no sin, and who must find pardon by confessing his sins to Christ (Ac 2:38) shows how the alien sinner may obtain remission (1Jo 1:9); shows how the Christian, when he sins, may obtain remission.

Discussion for 1 John 1

  • George Medina
    The bible is the living word of God, 1 John and the rest of the bible shows God love for us. But we must begin at the beginning. Repent, turn to God, ask for forgiveness, ask him to give us his holy Spirit and begin to live like a person who has repented of his former lifestyle. For God so loved you he gave his only begotten Son to be crucified for you that you believing might be saved. God is lov
  • Irene123
    To Bruce - Thank-you for taking the time to answer my query about "..... you will know; impossible not to know." I've known for2 1/2 yrs.; I'm just sorry you couldn't help me more (had I not already been saved) by giving me salvation scripture - such as Matt.28:19 and Acts 2:37-38.
  • Steve morrow
    Robert --- proverbs 6:20 my son keep thy fathers commandment and forsake not the law of thy mother 21 bind them continually upon thine heart and tie them around thy neck 22when thou goest it shall lead thee when thou sleepest it shall keep thee and when thou awakest it shall talk with thee 23 for the commandment is a lamp and the law is light and reproofs of instruction are the way of life
  • Bruce
    Only you can answer that question. If you feel in your heart he's calling you letting you know you're wrong you need salvation. Call on him while he is near just say Lord I'm sorry,forgive me just like 1st John 1:9. If he enters your heart you will be changed! 2 Corinthians5:17
  • 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.

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