1 That which was from the beginning, Which we have heard, Which we have seen with our eyes, Which we for ourselves gazed upon and our hands did handle Concerning the Word of Life,—
2 And the Life was made manifest, and we have seen and are bearing witness and announcing unto you The Age-abiding Life, Which indeed was with the Father, and was made manifest unto us
3 That which we have seen and heard are we announcing even unto you, in order that ye too may have fellowship with us and our own fellowship also may be with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things are we writing, in order that our joy may be made full.
5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and are reporting unto you,—That God is light, And in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say—We have fellowship with him! and in darkness are walking we are dealing falsely and not doing the truth;
7 whereas if in the light we are walking, as he is in the light we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son is cleansing us from all sin.
8 If we say—Sin have we none! we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 If we are confessing our sins faithful is he and righteous that he should forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say—We have not sinned! false are we making him and his word is not in us.