1 John 1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.
J;o R-ASN h\n V-IXI-3S ajpj PREP ajrch'?, N-GSF oJ; R-ASN ajkhkovamen, V-2RAI-1P-ATT oJ; R-ASN eJwravkamen V-RAI-1P-ATT toi'? T-DPM ojfqalmoi'? N-DPM hJmw'n, P-1GP oJ; R-ASN ejqeasavmeqa V-ADI-1P kai; CONJ aiJ T-NPF cei're? N-NPF hJmw'n P-1GP ejyhlavfhsan, V-AAI-3P peri; PREP tou' T-GSM lovgou N-GSM th'? T-GSF zwh'? N-GSF
The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.
kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF zwh; N-NSF ejfanerwvqh, V-API-3S kai; CONJ eJwravkamen V-RAI-1P-ATT kai; CONJ marturou'men V-PAI-1P kai; CONJ ajpaggevllomen V-PAI-1P uJmi'n P-2DP th;n T-ASF zwh;n N-ASF th;n T-ASF aijwvnion A-ASF h&ti? R-NSF h\n V-IXI-3S pro;? PREP to;n T-ASM patevra N-ASM kai; CONJ ejfanerwvqh V-API-3S hJmi'n P-1DP
We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
oJ; R-ASN eJwravkamen V-RAI-1P-ATT kai; CONJ ajkhkovamen V-2RAI-1P-ATT ajpaggevllomen V-PAI-1P kai; CONJ uJmi'n, P-2DP i&na CONJ kai; CONJ uJmei'? P-2NP koinwnivan N-ASF e~chte V-PAS-2P meqj PREP hJmw'n. P-1GP kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF koinwniva N-NSF de; CONJ hJ T-NSF hJmetevra S-1NSF meta; PREP tou' T-GSM patro;? N-GSM kai; CONJ meta; PREP tou' T-GSM uiJou' N-GSM aujtou' P-GSM #Ihsou' N-GSM Xristou'. N-GSM
We write this to make our joy complete.
kai; CONJ tau'ta D-APN gravfomen V-PAI-1P hJmei'? P-1NP i&na CONJ hJ V-PXS-3S cara; N-NSF hJmw'n P-1GP h\/ V-PXS-3S peplhrwmevnh. V-RPP-NSF
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
Kai; CONJ e~stin V-PXI-3S au&th D-NSF hJ T-NSF ajggeliva N-NSF hJ;n R-ASF ajkhkovamen V-2RAI-1P-ATT ajpj PREP aujtou' P-GSM kai; CONJ ajnaggevllomen V-PAI-1P uJmi'n, P-2DP o&ti CONJ oJ T-NSM qeo;? N-NSM fw'? N-NSN ejstin V-PXI-3S kai; CONJ skotiva N-NSF ejn PREP aujtw'/ P-DSM oujk PRT e~stin V-PXI-3S oujdemiva. A-NSF
If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.
jEa;n COND ei~pwmen V-2AAS-1P o&ti CONJ koinwnivan N-ASF e~comen V-PAI-1P metj PREP aujtou' P-GSM kai; CONJ ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSN skovtei N-DSN peripatw'men, V-PAS-1P yeudovmeqa V-PEI-1P kai; CONJ ouj PRT poiou'men V-PAI-1P th;n T-ASF ajlhvqeian: N-ASF
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.
eja;n COND de; CONJ ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSN fwti; N-DSN peripatw'men V-PAS-1P wJ? ADV aujtov? P-NSM ejstin V-PXI-3S ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSN fwtiv, N-DSN koinwnivan N-ASF e~comen V-PAI-1P metj PREP ajllhvlwn C-GPM kai; CONJ to; T-NSN aiJ'ma N-NSN #Ihsou' N-GSM tou' T-GSM uiJou' N-GSM aujtou' P-GSM kaqarivzei V-PAI-3S hJma'? P-1AP ajpo; PREP pavsh? A-GSF aJmartiva?. N-GSF
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
eja;n COND ei~pwmen V-2AAS-1P o&ti CONJ aJmartivan N-ASF oujk PRT e~comen, V-PAI-1P eJautou;? F-3APM planw'men V-PAI-1P kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF ajlhvqeia N-NSF oujk PRT e~stin V-PXI-3S ejn PREP hJmi'n. P-1DP
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
eja;n COND oJmologw'men V-PAS-1P ta;? T-APF aJmartiva? N-APF hJmw'n, P-1GP pistov? A-NSM ejstin V-PXI-3S kai; CONJ divkaio? A-NSM i&na CONJ ajfh'/ V-2AAS-3S hJmi'n P-1DP ta;? T-APF aJmartiva? N-APF kai; CONJ kaqarivsh/ V-AAS-3S hJma'? P-1AP ajpo; PREP pavsh? A-GSF ajdikiva?. N-GSF
If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.
eja;n COND ei~pwmen V-2AAS-1P o&ti CONJ oujc PRT hJmarthvkamen, V-RAI-1P yeuvsthn N-ASM poiou'men V-PAI-1P aujto;n P-ASM kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM lovgo? N-NSM aujtou' P-GSM oujk PRT e~stin V-PXI-3S ejn PREP hJmi'n. P-1DP
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