We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard,1 so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.24
We write this3 to make oura joy complete.4
This is the message we have heard5 from him and declare to you: God is light;6 in him there is no darkness at all.
If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness,7 we lie and do not live by the truth.87
But if we walk in the light,9 as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from allb sin.108
If we claim to be without sin,11 we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.129
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins13 and purify us from all unrighteousness.1410
If we claim we have not sinned,15 we make him out to be a liar16 and his word has no place in our lives.17