1 John 1:8

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If we say that we haue no sinne, we deceiue our selues, and the trueth is not in vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we say that we have no sin, we are false to ourselves and there is nothing true in us.
- Basic English Bible

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
- Darby Bible

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
- Webster's Bible

If we claim to be already free from sin, we lead ourselves astray and the truth has no place in our hearts.
- Weymouth Bible

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
- World English Bible

If we seien, that we han no synne, we disseyuen vs silf, and treuthe is not in vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

if we may say -- `we have not sin,' ourselves we lead astray, and the truth is not in us;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:8


1:8 If we say - Any child of man, before his blood has cleansed us. We have no sin - To be cleansed from, instead of confessing our sins, #1Jo 1:9|, the truth is not in us - Neither in our mouth nor in our heart.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:8


1Jo 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves. To say that we have reached a sinless state in which we no longer need the blood of Christ to cleanse us is a deception. This language is in square opposition to the claims of the "Perfectionists" of all ages.

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....