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1 John 1 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Here is what we announce to everyone about the Word of life. He was already here from the beginning. We have heard him. We have seen him with our eyes. We have looked at him. Our hands have touched him. 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.
2 That life has appeared. We have seen him. We give witness about him. And we announce to you that same eternal life. He was already with the Father. He has appeared to us. 2 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.
3 We announce to you what we have seen and heard. We do it so you can share life together with us. And we share life with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 3 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.
4 We are writing this to make our joy complete. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.
5 Here is the message we have heard from him and announce to you. God is light. There is no darkness in him at all. 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
6 Suppose we say that we share life with God but still walk in the darkness. Then we are lying. We are not living by the truth. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.
7 But suppose we walk in the light, just as he is in the light. Then we share life with one another. And the blood of Jesus, his Son, makes us pure from all sin. 7 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.
8 Suppose we claim we are without sin. Then we are fooling ourselves. The truth is not in us. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 But God is faithful and fair. If we admit that we have sinned, he will forgive us our sins. He will forgive every wrong thing we have done. He will make us pure. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar. His word has no place in our lives. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.