1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have beheld, and our hands have handled of the word of life:

2 For the life was manifested, and we have seen, and testify and declare to you the eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested to us:

3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son, Jesus Christ:

4 And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full.

5 And this is the message which we have heard of him and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not the truth.

7 But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

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

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful, and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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