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

  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 4:1THEREFORE SEEING WE HAVE THIS MINISTRY AS WE HAVE RECEIVED MERCY WE FAINT NOT --4:2-- BUT HAVE RENOUNCED THE HIDDEN THINGS OF DISHONESTY NOT WALKING IN CRAFTINESS --- NOT HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD DECEITFULLY --- BUT BY MANIFESTATION OF THE TRUTH COMMENDING OURSELVES TO EVERYMANS CONSCIENCE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD LUKE 4:9 AND he BROUGHT HIM TO JERUSALEM AND SET HIM ON A PINNACLE OF THE TEMPLE AND SAID UNTO HIM IF THOU BE THE SON OF GOD CAST THYSELF DOWN FROM HENCE --4:10-- FOR IT IS WRITTEN HE SHALL GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE OVER THEE TO KEEP THEE --4:11-- AND IN THEIR HANDS THEY SHALL BEAR THEE UP LEST AT ANY TIME THOU DASH THY FOOT AGAINST A STONE --4:12-- AND JESUS ANSWERING SAID UNTO him IT IS SAID THOU SHALT NOT TEMPT THE LORD THY GOD
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 4:24 AND THAT YOU PUT ON THE NEW MAN WHICH AFTER GOD IS CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUE HOLINESS TITUS 3:3 FOR WE OURSELVES ALSO ---WERE --- SOMETIMES FOOLISH --- DISOBEDIENT --- DECEIVED SERVING DIVERSE LUSTS AND PLEASURES LIVING IN MALICE AND ENVY HATEFUL AND HATING ONE ANOTHER COLOSSIANS 3:9 LIE NOT ONE TO ANOTHER SEEING THAT YOU HAVE PUT OFF THE OLD MAN WITH HIS DEEDS --3:10-- AND HAVE PUT ON THE NEW MAN WHICH IS --RENEWED IN KNOWLEDGE--AFTER THE IMAGE OF HIM THAT CREATED HIM JAMES 4:8 DRAW NIGH TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW NIGH UNTO YOU CLEANSE YOUR HANDS YOU SINNERS AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS YOU DOUBLE MINDED 1 JOHN 2:19 THEY WENT OUT FROM US BUT THEY WERE NOT OF US FOR IF THEY HAD BEEN OF US THEY WOULD NO DOUBT HAVE CONTINUED WITH US BUT THEY WENT OUT THAT THEY MIGHT BE MADE MANIFEST THAT THEY WERE NOT ALL OF US 1 THESSALONIANS 4:7 FOR GOD HATH NOT CALLED US UNTO UNCLEANNESS BUT UNTO HOLINESS
  • Bookreadingismything
    Please cleanse and renew me, O Lord.
  • Yacob
    I believe that the Jesus most people worship in America is as Paul stated to the Corinthians "another Jesus." who is in reality a Deist, a racist, a sexist and a leader of the cause against antisemitism. A political and economical strategist. His kingdom is a corpratocracy. He conquerors the world by way of bloodshed. He is indeed an Antichrist, and is greed is his creed.

  • Julia Peterson
    v6:If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: Although I've read this many times, I always tried to justify my sins. Thank God for another chance. I choose Jesus , I have surrendered ALL! Hallelujah! Once we have given our lives to Christ sin has to go. It's either we love Jesus or we love our sin. Help us Lord.
  • Brother James
    Hello Vanessa. Peace of Christ... Are you baptized in the Name of Jesus?? Do you believe in the trinity? do you keep the Holy Sabbath-Day....Brother James....

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