1* 😇, we [apostles] have heard, we've seen with our eyes, we've looked upon, and our hands have handled [YAH's Living] Word of life which existed from the beginning [of creation]!
2 (‘The Life’ manifested [on earth]. We [apostles] saw ‘The Life.’ We bear witness, and announce to you, 😇, [that] the Eternal Life that pre-existed with [YHVH] the Father, appeared to us.)
3 We [apostles] declare to you, 😇, what we've seen and heard, so you too can enjoy fellowship with us, and beyond. [Come share] our [forever] fellowship with [YHVH] the Father, and with His son: Yahshua[the] Messiah.
4 We [apostles] write these truths to you, 😇, to cram your joy-tank full.
5*This then is the message we [apostles] heard from Yahshua, and declare to you, 😇: [YHVH] the ELoha is light. No [spiritual] darkness at all exists in [YHVH].
‘Believers‘ Who Keep Sinning Are Fakes
6*If we claim we have fellowship with YAH, yet we walk in darkness, we're lying. [Liars] don't [live] the truth.
7*But if we walk in the light, as YAH is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another. Then the ‘blood’ of Yahshua the Messiah, YAH's son, cleanses us from all sin, 😇. Or ‘as he (Yahshua) is in the light.’ See Charlie Peacock's/ D.C. Talk's wonderful song based on this verse.
8*If we claim that we never mess up, we deceive ourselves, and the truth lies outside us, 😇. We lie if we claim we've never transgressed YAH's Laws.
We also lie if we claim we've avoided guilt, saying, ‘YAH's Laws do not apply to us.’ (They do.)
Yah Forgives Confessing, Repentant Believers
9*If we confess our transgressions [of YAH's Laws], the faithful and just [YHVH] forgives our sins. [He] cleanses us from all unrighteousness.
10*If we say, ‘We never sin,’ we brand YAH a liar, and YAH's Word is not in us, 😇.