1 John 1:6-7

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[a] sin.

1 John 1:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
ESV
6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
NLT
6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.
MSG
6 If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we're obviously lying through our teeth - we're not living what we claim.
CSB
6 If we say, "We have fellowship with Him," and walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth.

1 John 1:6-7 In-Context

4 We write this to make our joy complete.
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
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.

Cross References 4

  • 1. John 3:19-21; John 8:12; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 5:8; 1 John 2:11
  • 2. John 3:19-21; 1 John 2:4; 1 John 4:20
  • 3. Isaiah 2:5
  • 4. Hebrews 9:14; Revelation 1:5; Revelation 7:14

Footnotes 1

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