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1 John 1

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Book  First Epistle of John
Order in the Bible part  23
Bible part  New Testament
Category  General epistles
1 John 1

1 John 1 is the first chapter of the First Epistle of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The epistle is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle.



  • The original text is written in Koine Greek.
  • Some of the oldest manuscripts containing this chapter are:
  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450; extant: verses 3-10)
  • Papyrus 74 (7th century; extant: verses 1, 6)
  • This chapter is divided into 10 verses.
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

  • 1 John 1:1-4 = What Was Heard, Seen, and Touched
  • 1 John 1:5-10 = Fellowship with Him and One Another
  • Verse 1

    New King James Version

    That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—

    Verse 2

    New King James Version

    the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us—

    Verse 3

    New King James Version

    that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

    Verse 7

    New King James Version

    But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

    Verse 9

    New King James Version

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


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