1 a That which was b from the beginning, c which we have heard, d which we have seen with our eyes, e which we looked upon and f have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life - 2 g the life h was made manifest, and we have seen it, and i testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, a which was with the Father and h was made manifest to us - 3 c that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed j our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And we are writing these things so k that our 1 joy may be complete.
5 l This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that m God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 n If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and o do not practice the truth. 7 But p if we walk in the light, q as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and r the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 s If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and t the truth is not in us. 9 u If we confess our sins, he is v faithful and just to forgive us our sins and r to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, w we make him a liar, and x his word is not in us.English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.