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.

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

New King James Version
If we 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.

NASB 1995
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

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

Amplified Bible
If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude ourselves and the truth is not in us. [His word does not live in our hearts.]

Christian Standard Bible
If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving 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.

American Standard Version
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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If we say, "We aren't sinful" 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.

Literal Standard Version
if we may say, “We have no sin,” we lead ourselves astray, and the truth is not in us;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.' Behold, I will 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.


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.









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).

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

no
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 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 266: From hamartano; a sin.

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

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

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

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 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 225: From alethes; truth.

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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