1What was 1from the beginning, what we have 2heard, what we have 3seen with our eyes, what we 4have looked at and 5touched with our hands, concerning the 6Word of Life -
and 7the life was manifested, and we have 8seen and 9testify and proclaim to you 10the eternallife, which was 11with the Father and was 12manifested to us-
3what we have 13seen and 14heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may havefellowship with us; and indeed our 15fellowship is with the Father, and with His SonJesusChrist.
416Thesethings we write, so that our 17joy may be madecomplete.
518This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that 19God is Light, and in Him there is nodarkness at all.
620If we say that we havefellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we 21lie and 22do not practice the truth;
but if we 23walk in the Light as 24He Himself is in the Light, we havefellowship with oneanother, and 25the blood of Jesus His Soncleanses us from allsin.
826If we say that we havenosin, we are deceivingourselves and the 27truth is not in us.
928If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and 29to cleanse us from allunrighteousness.
1030If we say that we have not sinned, we 31make Him a liar and 32His word is not in us.