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1 John 1 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 We write to you about the Word of life, which has existed from the very beginning. We have heard it, and we have seen it with our eyes; yes, we have seen it, and our hands have touched it. 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 When this life became visible, we saw it; so we speak of it and tell you about the eternal life which was with the Father and was made known 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 What we have seen and heard we announce to you also, so that you will join with us in the fellowship that we have 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 write this in order that our joy may be complete. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.
5 Now the message that we have heard from his Son and announce is this: God is light, and there is no darkness at all in him. 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, then, we say that we have fellowship with him, yet at the same time live in the darkness, we are lying both in our words and in our actions. 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 live in the light - just as he is in the light - then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from every 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 deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 But if we confess our sins to God, he will keep his promise and do what is right: he will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing. 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 not sinned, we make a liar out of God, 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.