Introduction, The Incarnate Word
1 What was afrom the beginning, what we have bheard, what we have cseen with our eyes, what we dhave looked at and etouched with our hands, concerning the fWord of Life—
2 and athe life was manifested, and we have bseen and ctestify and proclaim to you dthe eternal life, which was ewith the Father and was amanifested to us—
3 what we have aseen and bheard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our cfellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
4 aThese things we write, so that our bjoy may be made complete.
5 aThis is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that bGod is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
6 aIf we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we blie and cdo not practice the truth;
7 but if we awalk in the Light as bHe Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and cthe blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
8 aIf we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the btruth is not in us.
9 aIf we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and bto cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 aIf we say that we have not sinned, we bmake Him a liar and cHis word is not in us.
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