9 [a]If we acknowledge our sins, he is [b]faithful and just, to [c]forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 [d]If we say, we have not sinned, we make him [e]a liar, and his [f]word is not in us.
1 John 1:9Therefore the beginning of salvation is to acknowledge our wickedness, and to require pardon from him who freely forgiveth all sins, because he hath promised so to do, and he is faithful and just.
1 John 1:9So then our salvation hangeth upon the free promise of God, who because he is faithful and just, will perform that which he hath promised.
1 John 1:9Where are then our merits? for this is our true felicity.
1 John 1:10A rehearsal of the former sentence: wherein he condemned all of sin without exception, insomuch that if any man persuade himself otherwise, he doth as much as in him lieth, make the word of God himself vain and to no purpose, yea he maketh God a liar, for to what end either in times past needed sacrifices or now Christ and the Gospel, if we be not sinners?
1 John 1:10They do not only deceive themselves, but also are blasphemous against God.
1 John 1:10His doctrine shall have no place in us, that is, in our hearts.
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