This is the message we have heard1 from him and declare to you: God is light;2 in him there is no darkness at all.
If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness,3 we lie and do not live out the truth.47
But if we walk in the light,5 as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from alla sin.68
If we claim to be without sin,7 we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.89
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins9 and purify us from all unrighteousness.1010
If we claim we have not sinned,11 we make him out to be a liar12 and his word is not in us.13