1:5 Now12 this is the gospel13 message14 we have heard from him15 and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.16 1:6 If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking17 in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing18 the truth. 1:7 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 cleanses19 us from all sin.20 1:8 If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin,21 we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1:9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous,22 forgiving23 us our sins and cleansing24 us from all unrighteousness. 1:10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us. 2:1 (My little children,1 I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.2) But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate3 with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One,4 2:2 and he himself is the atoning sacrifice5 for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world.6
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