and if in the light we may walk, as He is in the light -- we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son doth cleanse us from every sin;
1 John 1:7 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But if we walk in the light - If, having received the principle of holiness from him, we live a holy and righteous life, deriving continual light, power, and life from him, then we have fellowship one with another; that is, we have communion with God, and God condescends to hold communion with us. This appears to be the intention of the apostle; and so he was understood by some versions and MSS., which, instead of μετ' αλληλων, with each other, have μετ' αυτον, with him. Those who are deeply experienced in Divine things converse with God, and God with them. What John says is no figure; God and a holy heart are in continual correspondence.
The blood of Jesus Christ - The meritorious efficacy of his passion and death has purged our consciences from dead works, and cleanseth us, καθαριζει ἡμας, continues to cleanse us, i.e., to keep clean what it has made clean, (for it requires the same merit and energy to preserve holiness in the soul of man, as to produce it), or, as several MSS. and some versions read, καθαριει and καθαρισει, will cleanse; speaking of those who are already justified, and are expecting full redemption in his blood.
And being cleansed from all sin is what every believer should look for, what he has a right to expect, and what he must have in this life, in order to be prepared to meet his God. Christ is not a partial Savior, he saves to the uttermost, and he cleanses from All sin.
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1 John 2:9,10 He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now...
Psalm 56:13 For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling...
Psalm 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance.
Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
John 12:35 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come on you...
Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
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1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Psalm 104:2 Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out the heavens like a curtain:
1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see...
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss...
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1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us...
Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
1 John 2:1,2 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...
1 John 5:6,8 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood...
Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
John 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus...
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God...
1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...
Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes...
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