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 1:5

  • John madden for verse 5
    Walking in the light is following christ.walking in the dark is folliwing sin.if we are walking in liveing in the light we will be in communion with god and then we are cleansed from all sin .liveing in darkness is walking with out god he is light and dwells not in the dark
  • John madden for verse 5
    This is the message it from Him.god is in the light he is holy .if we want to have communion with him we must walk in the light..follow him not sin
  • James Padilla for verse 5
    God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. To walk in the light is to walk transparantly in the full exposure of His light allowing no darkness, no unrighteousness to go unchecked in our hearts and actions. To walk in the light does not necessarly mean that we are perfect in our intentions or actions but that when we hamartia miss the mark sin, we quickly look to the source where the glory of God is manifested, namely the cross of Christ where our sin and shame are not only exposed but judged and separated as far as the east is from the west. We now have nothing to hide, and while I may readily confess that I am a sinner I can also boldly say that I am justified and accounted righteous. This is how we walk in the light, and thus walk in God who is light. For in Him we live and move and have our being.
  • God is the only one we should worship. John 3 16 says God so love the world that he gave himself to be crucify because of Me and you sins.
  • Sir , it is ok but could u advice please , how I can have this lights in me as
    In Luke 11:34 , Mathew 6:22 that thine eye be single the whole body will be full of light.
  • Isakdanquah for verse 5
    light represent purity holines.GOD is too pure to look at sinner .through the bible GOD reveals his self in image form as light to Moses a blazing fire in the bush

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