Saturday, May 12, 2012

1 John 1

What was from the beginning,
what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we have observed
and have touched with our hands,
concerning the Word of life—

that life was revealed,
and we have seen it
and we testify and declare to you
the eternal life that was with the Father
and was revealed to us—

what we have seen and heard
we also declare to you,
so that you may have
fellowship along with us;
and indeed our fellowship
is with the Father
and with His Son Jesus Christ.

We are writing these things
so that our joy may be complete.

Now this is the message
we have heard
from Him and declare to you:
God is light,
and there is absolutely
no darkness in Him.

If we say, “We have fellowship with Him,”
yet we walk in darkness,
we are lying
and are not practicing the truth.

But if we walk in the light
as He Himself is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus His Son
cleanses us from all sin.

If we say, “We have no sin,”
we are deceiving ourselves,
and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and righteous
to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness.

If we say, “We don’t have any sin,”
we make Him a liar,
and His word is not in us.

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