1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If we confesse our sinnes, hee is faithfull, & iust to forgiue vs our sinnes, and to cleanse vs from all vnrighteousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we say openly that we have done wrong, he is upright and true to his word, giving us forgiveness of sins and making us clean from all evil.
- Basic English Bible

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us [our] sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- Darby Bible

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- Webster's Bible

If we confess our sins, He is so faithful and just that He forgives us our sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness.
- Weymouth Bible

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- World English Bible

If we knowlechen oure synnes, he is feithful and iust, that he foryyue to vs oure synnes, and clense vs from al wickidnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

if we may confess our sins, stedfast He is and righteous that He may forgive us the sins, and may cleanse us from every unrighteousness;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:9


1:9 But if with a penitent and believing heart, we confess our sins, he is faithful - Because he had promised this blessing, by the unanimous voice of all his prophets. Just - Surely then he will punish: no; for this very reason he will pardon. This may seem strange; but upon the evangelical principle of atonement and redemption, it is undoubtedly true; because, when the debt is paid, or the purchase made, it is the part of equity to cancel the bond, and consign over the purchased possession. Both to forgive us our sins - To take away all the guilt of them. And to cleanse us from all unrighteousness - To purify our souls from every kind and every degree of it.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:9


1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins. Instead of affirming that we are sinless we should confess our sins. He is faithful and just. If we confess our sins the Lord will be "faithful" to his promise of mercy, and "just" in requiring us to have the atonement of Christ, "to forgive us our sins".

Discussion for 1 John 1

  • Willa
    If we walk in the in the light of his word others see it and we are good steward. We must be humble and realize we need to go directly to the source, our Savior and His word and not relie on others who may or may mot have learned faults teaching.
  • Camelia
    Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice on the cross.I want to know you more and have a closer walk with you. I redeticated my life to you this day. I repent of my sins and ask you to teach me your ways so that my family and others can see you in me.
  • Word
    CDS I found that If you read the scriptures read them in the simplicity that Christ teaches. Don't listen to preachers and if someone tells you he is ordained or says he is a minister, walk away because they preach what they are told and then they begin to believe what they get fed from their main office thats putting out. Listen to Christ get an old 1972 or before Exhaustive Strong's Concordance.
  • Felicia
    Verse 9 So we have a duty to admit that we are prone to sin and therefore to make conscious efforts to confess our sins sincerely. Thank you for your word, Lord.
  • CDS
    I have come to have a relationship with Our Father God and I desire to have more wisdom and understanding from God in the Name of Jesus amen.
  • CDS
    I have come to have a relationship with Our Father God and I desire to have more wisdom and understanding from God in the Name of Jesus amen.