1 John 1:8
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New International Version
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

New Living Translation
If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.

English Standard Version
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Berean Study Bible
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Berean Literal Bible
If we should say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

New American Standard Bible
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

King James Bible
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If we say, "We have no sin," we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

International Standard Version
If we say that we do not have any sin, we are deceiving ourselves and we're not being truthful to ourselves.

NET Bible
If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if we shall say we do not have sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If we say, "We aren't sinful" we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

New American Standard 1977
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us.

King James 2000 Bible
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

American King James Version
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

American Standard Version
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Darby Bible Translation
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

English Revised Version
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Webster's Bible Translation
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Weymouth New Testament
If we claim to be already free from sin, we lead ourselves astray and the truth has no place in our hearts.

World English Bible
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Young's Literal Translation
if we may say -- 'we have not sin,' ourselves we lead astray, and the truth is not in us;
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
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. 8If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:46
"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near;

2 Chronicles 6:36
"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to a land far off or near,

Job 15:14
"What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Proverbs 20:9
Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin "?

Jeremiah 2:35
Yet you said, 'I am innocent; Surely His anger is turned away from me.' Behold, I will enter into judgment with you Because you say, 'I have not sinned.'

John 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

Romans 3:10
As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;

James 3:2
We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to control his whole body.

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 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 no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

say.

1 John 1:6,10 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, …

1 John 3:5,6 And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in …

1 Kings 8:46 If they sin against you, (for there is no man that sins not,) and …

2 Chronicles 6:36 If they sin against you, (for there is no man which sins not,) and …

Job 9:2 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, …

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that …

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight …

Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his …

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are …

Jeremiah 2:22,23 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your …

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, …

we deceive.

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise …

Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he …

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and …

James 1:22,26 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves…

2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count …

the truth.

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

1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the …

2 John 1:2 For the truth's sake, which dwells in us, and shall be with us for ever.

3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the …

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