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1 John 1 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 That which was from the first, which has come to our ears, and which we have seen with our eyes, looking on it and touching it with our hands, about the Word of life 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 (And the life was made clear to us, and we have seen it and are witnessing to it and giving you word of that eternal life which was with the Father and was seen by 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 give you word of all we have seen and everything which has come to our ears, so that you may be united with us; and we are united 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 And we are writing these things to you so that our joy may be made complete. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.
5 This is the word which came to us from him and which we give to you, that God is light and in him there is nothing dark. 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 If we say we are joined to him, and are walking still in the dark, our words are false and our acts are untrue: 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 if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, we are all united with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son makes us clean 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 If we say that we have no sin, we are false to ourselves and there is nothing true in us. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 If we say openly that we have done wrong, he is upright and true to his word, giving us forgiveness of sins and making us clean from all evil. 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 that we have no sin, we make him false and his word is not in us. 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.