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 1:8

  • Roland Nahereza for verse 8
    TRUE!! If we ever say we have no sin,then we should ask ourselves why our LORD Jesus taught His disciples in Mathew 6:12 to always ask for forgiveness in The Lord 's prayer..
  • If not for this Scripture Verse and Truth where would We be,Thank You Father,Thank You
  • Cheryl dufeal\'stewart for verse 8
    I thank God that he is a god that keep His promises.I have confess my sins and he has cleanse me. I want to give him all the honour and glory.
  • Cheryl dufeal\'stewart for verse 8
    I thank God that he is a god that keep His problem.I have confess my sins and he has cleanse me. I want to give him all the honour and glory.
  • Tony burnley for verse 8
    i believe the word of the LORD, his word is truth and trustworthy, therefore we all have sinned, and sin is yet in our reach, i also believe that we yet sin, but not willingly so to speak, we as believers hate sin, and in our soul exixtence we are cleansed in and from the bllod of JESUS.
  • Tapiwa Mkorongo for verse 8
    If we say we have no sin, we deceive our self and the truth is not in us. This is very true.