1 John 1:6
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English Standard Version
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice 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:

American Standard Version
If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.

English Revised Version
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Webster's Bible Translation
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Weymouth New Testament
If, while we are living in darkness, we profess to have fellowship with Him, we speak falsely and are not adhering to the truth.

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Vincent's Word Studies

If we say (ἐὰν εἴπωμεν)

The subjunctive mood puts the case as supposed, not as assumed.

Walk in the darkness

The phrase occurs only in John's Gospel and First Epistle. Darkness here is σκότος, instead of σκοτία (1 John 1:5). See on John 1:5. Walk (περιπατῶμεν), is, literally, walk about; indicating the habitual course of the life, outward and inward. The verb, with this moral sense, is common in John and Paul, and is found elsewhere only in Mark 7:5; Acts 21:21.

We lie and do not the truth

Again the combination of the positive and negative statements. See on 1 John 1:5. The phrase to do the truth occurs only in John's Gospel and First Epistle. See on John 3:21. All walking in darkness is a not doing of the truth. "Right action is true thought realized. Every fragment of right done is so much truth made visible" (Westcott).

1 John 1:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If.

1 John 1:8,10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us...

1 John 2:4 He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen...

Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils?...

James 2:14,16,18 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him...

Revelation 3:17,18 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable...

fellowship. See on ver.

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us...

Psalm 5:4-6 For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you...

Psalm 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames mischief by a law?

2 Corinthians 6:14-16 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness...

walk.

1 John 2:9-11 He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now...

Psalm 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Proverbs 2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Proverbs 4:18,19 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day...

John 3:19,20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light...

John 11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him.

John 12:35,46 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come on you...

we lie.

1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen...

John 8:44,45 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

do not.

John 3:21 But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are worked in God.

Cross References
John 3:21
But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God."

John 8:12
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

John 8:55
But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word.

John 12:35
So Jesus said to them, "The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.

2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

1 John 2:4
Whoever says "I know him" but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

1 John 2:11
But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

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