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  • 1 John
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The Word of Life

11aThat which was bfrom the beginning, cwhich we have heard, dwhich we have seen with our eyes, ewhich we looked upon and fhave touched with our hands, concerning the word of life

Luke 24:39; John 20:27

4:14; John 1:14; 2 Pet. 1:16

John 19:35

Acts 4:20


See John 1:1

2gthe life hwas made manifest, and we have seen it, and itestify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, awhich was with the Father and hwas made manifest to us

3:5, 8; Rom. 16:26; 1 Tim. 3:16

[See 1 above]

See John 15:27

John 1:4; 11:25; 14:6

3cthat which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed jour fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

John 17:21; 1 Cor. 1:9; [2:24]

[See 1 above]

4And we are writing these things so kthat our1 joy may be complete.

John 15:11; 16:24

Some manuscripts your

Walking in the Light

5lThis is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that mGod is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

James 1:17; [4:8; John 4:24]


6nIf we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and odo not practice the truth.

John 3:21

2:11; John 12:35; 2 Cor. 6:14

7But pif we walk in the light, qas he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and rthe blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Eph. 1:7; Heb. 9:14; 1 Pet. 1:19; Rev. 5:9; 7:14; 12:11

[Ps. 104:2; 1 Tim. 6:16]

[Isa. 2:5]

8sIf we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and tthe truth is not in us.


[Job 15:14; Jer. 2:35]; See James 3:2

9uIf we confess our sins, he is vfaithful and just to forgive us our sins and rto cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

[See 7 above]

[Ps. 143:1; Rom. 3:26]

Ps. 32:5; 51:3; Prov. 28:13

10If we say we have not sinned, wwe make him a liar, and xhis word is not in us.

John 5:38; 8:37