1 It is of what existed from the very beginning, of what we heard, of what we saw, of what we witnessed and touched with our own hands, it is of the Logos of Life 2 (the Life has appeared; we saw it, we testify to it, we bring you word of that eternal Life which existed with the Father and was disclosed to us) ??3 it is of what we heard and saw that we bring you word, so that you may share our fellowship; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 We are writing this to you that our own joy may be complete.
5 Here is the message we learned from him and announce to you: 'God is light and in him there is no darkness, none.' 6 If we say, 'We have fellowship with him,' when we live and move in darkness, then we are lying, we are not practising the truth; 7 but if we live and move within the light, as he is within the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin. 8 If we say, 'We are not guilty,' we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us; 9 if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, he forgives our sins and cleanses us from all iniquity; 10 if we say, "We have not sinned," we make him a liar and his word is not within us.