First John Chapter One



1 That which was from the start, which we have heard,

Which we have seen with our own eyes; 2 which we

Have looked at and have handled with our hands–


This we proclaim about the word of life:

The life appeared, and we have seen and we

Testify to it; 3 we proclaim to you


The timeless life, which had been with the Father,

And has appeared to us: What we have seen

And heard we tell you, so that you too may


Have fellowship with us; our fellowship

Indeed is with the Father and his Son

Jesus Christ, 4 and we write these things to you


So that your happiness may be complete.

This is the message we have heard from him,

5 And we declare to you, that God is light,


And in him is no darkness. 6 If we claim

That we have fellowship with him, and walk

In darkness, we are lying and do not


Practice the truth, 7 but if we walk in light

As he’s in light, then we have fellowship

With one another, and the blood of Christ


Jesus his Son has cleansed us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we have

Deceived ourselves, and truth is not in us.


9 If we confess our sins, he’s faithful and

Just to forgive our sins, and cleanse us from

Every unrighteousness, 10 but if we claim


We have not sinned, we’re saying that he lies,

And so his word no longer makes us wise.