1 John 1:5

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This then is the message which we haue heard of him, and declare vnto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkenesse at all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is the word which came to us from him and which we give to you, that God is light and in him there is nothing dark.
- Basic English Bible

And this is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
- Darby Bible

This then is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
- Webster's Bible

This is the Message which we have heard from the Lord Jesus and now deliver to you--God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness.
- Weymouth Bible

This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
- World English Bible

And this is the tellyng, that we herden of hym, and tellen to you, that God is liyt, and ther ben no derknessis in him.
- Wycliffe Bible

And this is the message that we have heard from Him, and announce to you, that God is light, and darkness in Him is not at all;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:5


1:5 And this is the sum of the message which we have heard of him - The Son of God. That God is light - The light of wisdom, love, holiness, glory. What light is to the natural eye, that God is to the spiritual eye. And in him is no darkness at all - No contrary principle. He is pure, unmixed light.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:5


1Jo 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him. The message heard from Christ, now declared, is that God is light. The source whence all light, whether it be physical, or moral, or spiritual, comes; the Enlightener of the universe. The term denotes luminous clearness, the free and benevolent source from whence flow light, intelligence, purity and blessing, absolutely free from alien intermixture, since in him there is no darkness at all. Light represents truth, knowledge and holiness. Darkness represents ignorance, error, falsehood and sin.

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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