1 John 1 New American Standard Bible

The Word of Life

1 What was from the beginning , what we have heard , what we have seen with our eyes , what we have looked at and touched with our hands , concerning the Word of Life - 2  and the life was manifested , and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life , which was with the Father and was manifested to us- 3  what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also , so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father , and with His Son Jesus Christ . 4  These things we write , so that our joy may be made complete .

God Is Light

5  This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light , and in Him there is no darkness at all . 6  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness , we lie and do not practice the truth ; 7  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 .

Sin, Its Reality and Remedy

8  If we say that we have no sin , we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9  If we confess our sins , He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness . 10  If we say that we have not sinned , we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

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