1 John 1:8-10

8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

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1 John 1:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
ESV
8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
NLT
8 If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.
MSG
8 If we claim that we're free of sin, we're only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense.
CSB
8 If we say, "We have no sin," we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 1:8-10 In-Context

6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.
7 But 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, purifies us from all sin.
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

Cross References 7

  • 1. Proverbs 20:9; Jeremiah 2:35; Romans 3:9-19; James 3:2
  • 2. John 8:44; 1 John 2:4
  • 3. Psalms 32:5; Psalms 51:2; Proverbs 28:13
  • 4. ver 7; Micah 7:18-20; Hebrews 10:22
  • 5. ver 8
  • 6. 1 John 5:10
  • 7. John 5:38; 1 John 2:14
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