1 That awhich was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have bseen with our eyes, cwhich we have looked upon, and dour hands have handled, concerning the eWord of life—2 fthe life gwas manifested, and we have seen, hand bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was iwith the Father and was manifested to us—3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is jwith the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you kthat 1your joy may be full.
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