1 John 1:6
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New International Version
If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.

New Living Translation
So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.

English Standard Version
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

Berean Study Bible
If we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

Berean Literal Bible
If we should say that we have fellowship with Him, and yet should walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

New American Standard Bible
If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;

King James Bible
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If we say, "We have fellowship with Him," yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth.

International Standard Version
If we claim that we have fellowship with him but keep living in darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.

NET Bible
If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if we say that we have communion with him and we walk in darkness, we are lying, and we are not informed of the truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If we say, "We have a relationship with God" and yet live in the dark, we're lying. We aren't being truthful.

New American Standard 1977
If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;

Jubilee Bible 2000
If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth;

King James 2000 Bible
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

American King James Version
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

American Standard Version
If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.

Darby Bible Translation
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not practise the truth.

English Revised Version
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Webster's Bible Translation
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Weymouth New Testament
If, while we are living in darkness, we profess to have fellowship with Him, we speak falsely and are not adhering to the truth.

World English Bible
If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth.

Young's Literal Translation
if we may say -- 'we have fellowship with Him,' and in the darkness may walk -- we lie, and do not the truth;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:5-10 A message from the Lord Jesus, the Word of life, the eternal Word, we should all gladly receive. The great God should be represented to this dark world, as pure and perfect light. As this is the nature of God, his doctrines and precepts must be such. And as his perfect happiness cannot be separated from his perfect holiness, so our happiness will be in proportion to our being made holy. To walk in darkness, is to live and act against religion. God holds no heavenly fellowship or intercourse with unholy souls. There is no truth in their profession; their practice shows its folly and falsehood. The eternal Life, the eternal Son, put on flesh and blood, and died to wash us from our sins in his own blood, and procures for us the sacred influences by which sin is to be subdued more and more, till it is quite done away. While the necessity of a holy walk is insisted upon, as the effect and evidence of the knowledge of God in Christ Jesus, the opposite error of self-righteous pride is guarded against with equal care. All who walk near to God, in holiness and righteousness, are sensible that their best days and duties are mixed with sin. God has given testimony to the sinfulness of the world, by providing a sufficient, effectual Sacrifice for sin, needed in all ages; and the sinfulness of believers themselves is shown, by requiring them continually to confess their sins, and to apply by faith to the blood of that Sacrifice. Let us plead guilty before God, be humble, and willing to know the worst of our case. Let us honestly confess all our sins in their full extent, relying wholly on his mercy and truth through the righteousness of Christ, for a free and full forgiveness, and our deliverance from the power and practice of sin.
Study Bible
Walking in the Light
5And this is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you: God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6If we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.…
Cross References
John 3:21
But whoever practices the truth comes into the Light, so that it may be clearly seen that what he has done has been accomplished in God."

John 8:12
Once again, Jesus spoke to the people and said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."

John 8:55
You do not know Him, but I know Him. If I said I did not know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him, and I keep His word.

John 12:35
So Jesus told them, "For a little while longer, the Light will be among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.

2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership can righteousness have with wickedness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness?

1 John 2:4
If anyone says, "I know Him," but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1 John 2:11
But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness. He does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

1 John 4:20
If anyone says, "I love God," but hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
Treasury of Scripture

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

If.

1 John 1:8,10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth …

1 John 2:4 He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, …

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for …

Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied …

James 2:14,16,18 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, …

Revelation 3:17,18 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need …

fellowship. See on ver.

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also …

Psalm 5:4-6 For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall …

Psalm 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames …

2 Corinthians 6:14-16 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship …

walk.

1 John 2:9-11 He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness …

Psalm 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: …

Proverbs 2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Proverbs 4:18,19 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

John 3:19,20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

John 11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him.

John 12:35,46 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. …

we lie.

1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word …

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for …

John 8:44,45 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you …

1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

do not.

John 3:21 But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be …

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