1 John

ALT(i) 1 What was from [the] beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and our hands handled, concerning the Word of the life— 2 and the life was revealed, and we have seen and testify and declare to youp the eternal life, which was with the Father and was revealed to us— 3 what we have seen and have heard we declare to youp, so that youp also shall be having fellowship with us, and indeed our fellowship [is] with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to youp, so that our joy shall have been made full. 5 And this is the message which we have heard from Him and announce to youp, that God is light [or, is as to His essence light], and in Him [there] is no darkness at all. 6 If we say, "We have fellowship with Him," and are walking about [fig., conducting ourselves] in the darkness, we are lying and are not doing the truth. 7 But if we are walking about in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses [or, purges] us from all sin. 8 If we claim, "We do not have sin," we lead ourselves astray [fig., deceive ourselves], and the truth is not in us. 9 If we are confessing our sins, He is faithful [or, trustworthy] and righteous that He shall forgive us our sins and cleanse [or, purge] us from all unrighteousness. 10 If claim, "We have not sinned," we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.