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.
King James 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.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If we say that we have fellowship - Having fellowship, κοινωνια, communion, with God, necessarily implies a partaking of the Divine nature. Now if a man profess to have such communion, and walk in darkness - live an irreligious and sinful life, he lies, in the profession which he makes, and does not the truth - does not walk according to the directions of the Gospel, on the grace of which he holds his relation to God, and his communion with him.
The Gnostics, against whose errors it is supposed this epistle was written, were great pretenders to knowledge, to the highest degrees of the Divine illumination, and the nearest communion with the fountain of holiness, while their manners were excessively corrupt.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
fellowship. See on ver.
LibraryWalking in the Light
'If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.'--1 John i. 7. John was the Apostle of love, but he was also a 'son of thunder.' His intense moral earnestness and his very love made him hate evil, and sternly condemn it; and his words flash and roll as no other words in Scripture, except the words of the Lord of love. In the immediate context he has been laying down what is to him the very heart …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
On Working Out Our Own Salvation
Synopsis. --Biblical Miracles the Effluence of Extraordinary Lives.
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.
Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
1 John 2:4
Whoever says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
1 John 2:11
But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.
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