1 John 1:6

“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If we say that we haue felowship with him, and walke in darkenesse, we lie, and doe not the trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we say that we have fellowship with Him and {yet} walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we say we are joined to him, and are walking still in the dark, our words are false and our acts are untrue:
- Basic English Bible

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not practise the truth.
- Darby Bible

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
- Webster's Bible

If, while we are living in darkness, we profess to have fellowship with Him, we speak falsely and are not adhering to the truth.
- Weymouth Bible

If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth.
- World English Bible

If we seien, that we han felawschip with hym, and we wandren in derknessis, we lien, and don not treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

if we may say -- `we have fellowship with Him,' and in the darkness may walk -- we lie, and do not the truth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:6


1:6 If we say - Either with our tongue, or in our heart, if we endeavour to persuade either ourselves or others. We have fellowship with him, while we walk, either inwardly or outwardly, in darkness - In sin of any kind. We do not the truth - Our actions prove, that the truth is not in us.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:6


1Jo 1:6 If we . . . walk in darkness. To claim a fellowship with him who is Light and to walk in the darkness of error, of ignorance, and of sinfulness are utterly inconsistent. Do not the truth. He who obeys not the truth walks in darkness.

Discussion for 1 John 1

  • Marion
    John the love disciple saw it all,wow! .what a legacy and beheld the face of Jesus too!

  • Servant of God
    The word of life, from God blesses whomsoeverwill believe that God is that life, and Jesus, the prophet of that life, by his faith, showed that life enlivened the body of flesh, which is but a cloak, and is our vehicle manifested on earth, which we are responsible for to fight thru the ignorance of the past times, when we took exception to the truth that whatsoever goodness there is comes from God
  • AVION CAMILLE DAVID
    i love the bible it the best book in the world
  • Stan
    Thank God that the blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, has cleansed me from all sin and I am, therefore, clean as a whistle. White as snow. My place is secured in Heaven
  • Ian
    The apostle John keeps it clear. I love the way Peter and John keeps it simple to the sinner.
    They express Jesus and salvation as the gift it truly is and not a religion. It just gives the weak and unlearned so much hope to press forward.
  • Troy hardy
    I love all of John's Writing s

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