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

  • Oluwole on 1 John 1-8 on 1 John 1:8
    Is it possible for a Christian live a perfect life of no sin
  • Rob - in Reply on 1 John 1:8
    With God all things are possible, said Jesus .

    With out God there is not a man that has not sinned . Said Solomon in the Old Testament.

    Practicing sinners don't go to heaven .

    There is forgiveness, and you must be born again of the Holy Spirit . This can be found at the cross , can you die to everything and follow Jesus ? This is the meaning of baptism. There is a cost . It's not easy believing only . But it's through faith not works . You must know who Jesus is , He is the son of God sent into this world to save sinners by the Father that loved the whole world that they may be saved by total obedience to turn from sinning and to God by faith in Jesus for what he did on the cross on your behalf .

    Except his death and leave your sins there with him on the cross and except new life in Him by his resurrection life that is now yours freely to live with out sin . But you still have a sinful flesh nature , but you are not under it's domain by faith . Weak faith struggles with the flesh .

    Apostle Paul said the cross is the power of God to those that believe.

    More could be said I hope this helps . But God must lead you in repentance first and draw you to Christ or it will never work . Earnest prayer is a good place to begin seeking Gods mercy . He desires that all would be saved so He is on your side ! I'm very thankful for His love . And patience with me ! Amen I hope this helps someone !
  • Names of Jesus - in Reply on 1 John 1:8
    This is the skinny on that question. Mankind was perfect until Adam and Eve sinned. All people's born after them were born into original sin. They still were not perfect after the flood.

    Jesus was born the sinless Lamb of God. All God, and all man; yet without sin. Not once did He sin, on his way to the Cross. That's why the shedding of his sinless blood was an acceptable Atonement for sinful mankind. God is a consuming fire and He cannot even look upon sin. He poured out His wrath on Jesus, on the Cross. Jesus took that for every person.

    God gave his Son, because He longed to show his love to all the world. What Jesus did, gave us all the ability to receive the Free Gift of salvation from our sins.

    The Holy Spirit tells us everything we need to know about being saved. He teaches and reveals Jesus to us.

    Jesus existed before Genesis, and all time since then: His Name was The Word of God, and still is one of His many names. When He was born in Bethlehem, his name was Immanuel: " God With Us."

    Blessed Christmas, Mishael
  • Rob - in Reply on 1 John 1:8
    "All God and all man " one of the most strangest explanations of Who the Lord Jesus Christ is , I have ever heard .

    I have a glass that is all full of water , get the point ?

    If Jesus was All God then God left the throne and walked among us ?

    Jesus is Gods son born of God and Mary , the correct explanation of who Jesus is .
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on 1 John 1:8
    No its not, read Romans Ch 7, THE KEY WORD IS PERFECT, we want be perfect until the Lord rid us of these sinful bodies. mans thoughts is sinful.
  • 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.


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