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

  • 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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