1 John 1:8
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
If we say we have not sinned, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth isn't in our hearts.

Good News Translation
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth 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.

New Heart English Bible
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive 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;
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 one who does not sin--and You become angry with them and deliver them to an enemy who takes them as captives to his own land, whether far or near,

2 Chronicles 6:36
When they sin against You--for there is no one who does not sin--and You become angry with them and deliver them to an enemy who takes them as captives to a land far or near,

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

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

Jeremiah 2:35
you say, 'I am innocent. Surely His anger will turn from me.' But I will certainly judge 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.

2 John 1:2
because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:

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, we lie, and do not the truth: …

1 John 3:5,6
And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin…

1 Kings 8:46
If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

we deceive.

1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

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

2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

the truth.

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 Timothy 6:5
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

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







Lexicon
If
Ἐὰν (Ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

we have
ἔχομεν (echomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

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

sin,
ἁμαρτίαν (hamartian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 266: From hamartano; a sin.

we deceive
πλανῶμεν (planōmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4105: To lead astray, deceive, cause to wander. From plane; to roam.

ourselves,
ἑαυτοὺς (heautous)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

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

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

truth
ἀλήθεια (alētheia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 225: From alethes; truth.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
Verse 8. - After the great message," God is Light" (verse 5) and its application to ourselves (verses 6, 7), we are now told what walking in the light involves:

(1) consciousness of sin and confession of sin (verses 8-10);

(2) accepting the propitiation of Jesus Christ the Righteous (1 John 2:1-2);

(3) obedience (1 John 2:3-6). If we say that we have not sin. The present ἔχομεν again shows that the daily falls of those who are walking in the light are meant, not the sins committed in the days of darkness before conversion. The Lord's Prayer implies that we must daily ask forgiveness. We lead ourselves astray from the truth, and have no right estimate of the gulf between our impurity and God's holiness, if we deny this habitual frailty. In the sunlight even flame throws a shadow; and that man is in darkness who denies his sin. The truth may be near him; but it has not found a home with him - it is not in him. Πλανᾷν is specially frequent in the Revelation, and always of arch-deceivers - Satan, the beast, antichrist, false teachers; it seems to imply fundamental error (comp. 1 John 2:26). 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.
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