Lectionary Year B
April 27, 2003
1 John 1:1-2:2

Initial Acquaintance/Rough Translation




      1:1 This was from a beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have discerned and with our hands have touched and for the word of the life - 2 and the life was revealed, and we perceived (it) and have witnessed (it) and declare to you the life the everlasting which was from the father and was revealed to us - 3 what we have perceived and heard, we declare also to you, so that also you fellowship might have with us. And the fellowship (which really is ours) is with the father and with his son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we have written to you, so that the joy of yours might be made full.

      5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that the God of light is and darkness in him never is in any way. 6 If we should say that we fellowship have while in the darkness we are walking, we deceive ourselves and not are we doing the truth; 7 however, if in the light we walk as he is in the light, fellowship we are having with one another and the blood of Jesus the son of his washes us from all sinfulness. 8 If we would say that sin not do we have, ourselves we are deceiving and the truth not is in us. 9 If we confess the sins of ours, faithful is he and just, in order that he should forgive us the sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we should say that not have we sinned, a liar we make (of) him and the word of him is not in us.

      2:1 Good friends of mine, I write these things to you so that not should you sin, and if you should sin, an advocate we have with the father Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And this one/he a means of forgiveness is concerning the sins of you, not concerning those of yours only, but also concerning all of the world.

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