3 We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
4 We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.
References for 1 John 1:4
    • b 1:4 - Or so that our joy may be complete; some manuscripts read your joy.
      5 This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.
      References for 1 John 1:5
        • c 1:5 - Greek from him.
          6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.