1 John 1:10
New International Version
If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

New Living Translation
If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.

English Standard Version
If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Berean Study Bible
If we say we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar, and His word is not in us.

Berean Literal Bible
If we should say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

King James Bible
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

New King James Version
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

New American Standard Bible
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

NASB 1995
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

NASB 1977
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

Amplified Bible
If we say that we have not sinned [refusing to admit acts of sin], we make Him [out to be] a liar [by contradicting Him] and His word is not in us.

Christian Standard Bible
If we say, “We have not sinned,” we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

American Standard Version
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not with us.

Contemporary English Version
If we say we have not sinned, we make God a liar, and his message isn't in our hearts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

English Revised Version
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Good News Translation
If we say that we have not sinned, we make a liar out of God, and his word is not in us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If we say, "We have never sinned," we turn God into a liar and his Word is not in us.

International Standard Version
If we say that we have never sinned, we make him a liar and his word has no place in us.

Literal Standard Version
if we may say, “We have not sinned,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

NET Bible
If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us.

New Heart English Bible
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Weymouth New Testament
If we deny that we have sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Message has no place in our hearts.

World English Bible
If we say that we haven't sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Young's Literal Translation
if we may say -- 'we have not sinned,' a liar we make Him, and His word is not in us.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Walking in the Light
9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar, and His word is not in us.

Cross References
Job 15:14
What is man, that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?

Jeremiah 2:35
you say, 'I am innocent. Surely His anger will turn from me.' Behold, I will judge you, because you say, 'I have not sinned.'

John 3:33
Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful.

1 John 2:14
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

1 John 5:10
Whoever believes in the Son of God has this testimony within him; whoever does not believe God has made Him out to be a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given about His Son.


Treasury of Scripture

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

we say.

1 John 1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Psalm 130:3
If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

we make.

1 John 5:10
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

Job 24:25
And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

his word.

1 John 1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 2:4
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.









Verse 10. - Once more we have no mere repetition, but a fresh thought. "We have not sin" (verse 8) refers to our natural condition; "we have not sinned" (verse 10) refers to definite acts. Note the climax: we lie (verse 6); we lead ourselves utterly astray (verse 8): we make God a liar (verse 10). The whole of God's dealing with man since the Fall, especially in the Incarnation, is based on the fact of man's innate sinfulness. To deny this fact, therefore, is to charge the God of light and truth with acting and maintaining a vast and persistent lie. It is difficult to see how this strong language can be reconciled with the Roman dogma of the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary: why does not her "son" (John 19:26, 27) except her from its sweep? His word is not in us; i.e., we are cut off from all communication with him (John 5:38; John 8:31). "His Word" is the sum total of the Divine revelation. That which in itself is "the truth "(verse 8), when communicated to us is "his Word." How thoroughly the Church of England enters into the spirit of these verses (8-10) is shown by the fact that it appoints confession and absolution as part of public service every morning and evening throughout the year, as well as of every celebration of the Eucharist. As Bede points out, the Lord's Prayer itself, with the petition, "Forgive us our trespasses," is a conclusive answer to Pelagian opponents of St. John's doctrine.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
If
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

we say
εἴπωμεν (eipōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

we have not sinned,
ἡμαρτήκαμεν (hēmartēkamen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 264: Perhaps from a and the base of meros; properly, to miss the mark, i.e. to err, especially to sin.

we make Him out to be
ποιοῦμεν (poioumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

a liar,
ψεύστην (pseustēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5583: A liar, deceiver. From pseudomai; a falsifier.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

word
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

us.
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.


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