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1 John 1:8

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
Consequently, if you have confessed yourself a sinner, the truth is in you: for the Truth itself is light. Your life has not yet shone in perfect brightness, because there are sins in you; but yet you have already begun to be enlightened, because there is in you the confession of sins.

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
And there are three which give witness in earth, the Spirit, the water, and the blood. Three (tres in the masc.). He might have said tria in the neuter, for the Greek πνευ̃μα ϋδως αίμα, are all in that gender. But he chose to say tres, to show that these three earthly witnesses concur with, yea represent, the Three Heavenly witnesses already spoken of. So says S. Augustine. By a figure of speech, personality is attributed to these earthly witnesses, as speaking with man"s voice. S. John sets the human and earthly testimony over against the Divine. Some think that the Three Witnesses in heaven are witnesses to Christ"s Divinity, and the three on earth witnesses to His Humanity. Among these are Innocent III. (cap. in quad de Celebrat. Miss.), and S. Thomas. But it is better to take both classes as attesting the Divinity. For this is what S. John undertook to prove (ver5), because Cerinthus and others denied it. And this is why he subjoins presently, He that believeth in th...

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
And again, in his epistle, John lays it down, and says, "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.". Also in the Epistle of John: "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Not that we say or pretend we have no sin;

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
Wisdom availeth more in the way of help than a band of the most powerful men in a city, and it often also pardons righteously those who fail in duty. For there is not one that stumbleth not.

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
If we confess our sins, faithful and just is He to remit them to us, and utterly purify us from every unrighteousness."

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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