1 John 1 The Passion Translation (TPT)
The Living Expression
1 We saw him with our very own eyes.[a]
4 We are writing these things to you because we want to release to you our fullness of joy.[h]
God Is Light
6 If we claim that we share life with him,[k] but keep walking in the realm of darkness, we’re fooling ourselves and not living the truth. 7 But if we keep living in the pure light that surrounds him,[l] we share unbroken fellowship with one another,[m] and the blood of Jesus, his Son, continually cleanses us from all sin.
Purified from Sin
8 If we boast that we have no sin, we’re only fooling ourselves and are strangers to the truth. 9 But if we freely admit our sins when his light uncovers them,[n] he will be faithful to forgive us every time. God is just to forgive us our sins because of Christ, and he will continue to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.[o]
10 If we claim that we’re not guilty of sin when God uncovers it with his light,[p] we make him a liar and his word is not in us.