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 for 1 John 1:8

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 for 1 John 1:8

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

  • Alex on 1 John 1:8
    Comments by Alex on John 3 : 14 on Jesus telling them about HIM SELF being like the bronze serpent that had to be lifted up that our sins might be forgiven that our sins ( OUR SNAKE BITE ) might not be FATAL . We are still in the wilderness and sometimes we get bit ( sin ) But if we behold the lamb of God our snake bite is not fatal. Simply b/c the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of snake bite and death ( sin and death ) We still get bit some times but our sin is not fatal. Now we behold the lamb of OF GOD THAT TAKETH AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD. Thats y he left us some GRACE he knew wd need it ,as we are not perfect just yet, We have not got to the land of PROMISE just yet . None of them wanted to get bit but its happens but they wd behold the bronze serpent and they wd live. We are involved in a warfare and sometimes we get bit by satan but if we behold the lamb of God our snake bite is not fatal. Thats y Paul is saying there is no condemnation to them in Christ Jesus .Paul says if we do something we do not consent unto its not us that does it but sin that dwells in our members, with my mind i serve the law of God but with my FLESH the law of sin thus our warfare is in our minds remember Golgatha was in the place of a skull meaning in the minds of mankind thus by his blood we will win the war on sin, Behold the lamb of God that taketh away the Sins of the world, Remember we are gonna have the mind of Christ. When that which is perfect is come that which is done in parts will be done away with. gbu
  • Malcolm green - in Reply on 1 John 1:8
    Amen. Now lets go deeper. The Holy Ghost the spirit of truth the teacher of all things Christ in you 3 in one the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit amen. We have the Father because he is the Creator. His Son 1st born king of kings lord of Lords Jesus Christ who came from the Father came so we may live and inhairait eternal life the promise God gave Abraham Jesus is our savor our protector our redeemer healer defence the 1st the last begining our everthing he paid the price for us Jesus said that it was important that he go to the father and when he goes he will send the Holy Spirit... So that spirit the Holy Spirit comes in and dwell in you Christ in you (the marriage). We have to put on the mind of Christ (by renewing of the mind) to be Christ like joint heirs with Christ Jesus.( he thought it was not robberie to be equal with God) . So he put on that mind set the rebirth of his mind. He looked in him (which is to be aware) and the spirit of the Lord lead and moved him letting purpose set in.amen
  • Onyekachukwu Ogechi Levinus Alaka on 1 John 1:8
    While it's not necessary to have perfect knowledge in order to be saved-justified before God-a core aspect of the gospel is a recognition of our sin. Therefore, anyone who claims to have never sinned is denying the gospel. By definition, such a person is an unbeliever. And, any believer who concludes that they no longer sin needs to be corrected.
  • Roland Nahereza on 1 John 1:8
    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..
  • Caspar on 1 John 1:8
    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it. Jeremiah 17:9 The first Adam sought his own will in the first garden and incurred a death sentence for all mankind. The second Adam Jesus Christ said in the second garden- "not my will, but thy will... " Thanks be unto God that we are purchased by the blood of the Lamb and we can confess our sins,John 1:9 and be perfect in Him-Genesis 17:1 and that our "righteousness exceeds the scribes and pharisees " of old.
  • Mike on 1 John 1:8
    If not for this Scripture Verse and Truth where would We be,Thank You Father,Thank You
  • Cheryl dufeal'stewart on 1 John 1:8
    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 on 1 John 1:8
    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 on 1 John 1:8
    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 on 1 John 1:8
    If we say we have no sin, we deceive our self and the truth is not in us. This is very true.


 

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