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1 John 1:6

Context
NET ©

If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking 1  in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing 2  the truth.

NIV ©

If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.

NASB ©

If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;

NLT ©

So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness. We are not living in the truth.

MSG ©

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.

BBE ©

If we say we are joined to him, and are walking still in the dark, our words are false and our acts are untrue:

NRSV ©

If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true;

NKJV ©

If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.


KJV
If
<1437>
we say
<2036> (5632)
that
<3754>
we have
<2192> (5719)
fellowship
<2842>
with
<3326>
him
<846>_,
and
<2532>
walk
<4043> (5725)
in
<1722>
darkness
<4655>_,
we lie
<5574> (5727)_,
and
<2532>
do
<4160> (5719)
not
<3756>
the truth
<225>_:
NASB ©
If
<1437>
we say
<3004>
that we have
<2192>
fellowship
<2842>
with Him and yet walk
<4043>
in the darkness
<4655>
, we lie
<5574>
and do not practice
<4160>
the truth
<225>
;
GREEK
ean
<1437>
COND
eipwmen
<2036> (5632)
V-2AAS-1P
oti
<3754>
CONJ
koinwnian
<2842>
N-ASF
ecomen
<2192> (5719)
V-PAI-1P
met
<3326>
PREP
autou
<846>
P-GSM
kai
<2532>
CONJ
en
<1722>
PREP
tw
<3588>
T-DSN
skotei
<4655>
N-DSN
peripatwmen
<4043> (5725)
V-PAS-1P
qeudomeya
<5574> (5727)
V-PEI-1P
kai
<2532>
CONJ
ou
<3756>
PRT-N
poioumen
<4160> (5719)
V-PAI-1P
thn
<3588>
T-ASF
alhyeian
<225>
N-ASF
NET © [draft] ITL
If
<1437>
we say
<2036>
we have
<2192>
fellowship
<2842>
with
<3326>
him
<846>
and
<2532>
yet keep on walking
<4043>
in
<1722>
the darkness
<4655>
, we are lying
<5574>
and
<2532>
not
<3756>
practicing
<4160>
the truth
<225>
.
NET ©

If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking 1  in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing 2  the truth.

NET © Notes

tn The context of this statement in 1:6 indicates clearly that the progressive (continuative or durative) aspect of the present tense must be in view here.

sn The relationship of the phrase keep on walking to if we say is very important for understanding the problem expressed in 1:6. If one should say (εἴπωμεν, eipwmen) that he has fellowship with God, and yet continues walking (περιπατῶμεν, peripatwmen) in the darkness, then it follows (in the apodosis, the “then” clause) that he is lying and not practicing the truth.

tn Or “living according to…”



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