1 John 1
He describeth the person of Christ, in whom we have eternal life, by a communion with God:
1 John 1:1 That which was from the begynnynge, whyche we haue hearde, whyche we haue sene wyth oure eyes, whych we haue loked vpon, and our handes haue handled, of þe word of þe lyfe. 1 John 1:2 And the lyfe appeared, & we haue sene and beare wytnes, & shewe vnto you that eternall lyfe, whyche was wyth the father, & appeared vnto vs. 1 John 1:3 That which we haue sene & herde, declare we vnto you, þt ye also maye haue fellowshyppe with vs, and that oure felloushyppe maye be wyth the father and his sonne Iesus Christ. 1 John 1:4 And thys write we vnto you, þt youre ioye maye be full.
to which we must adjoin holiness of life, to testify the truth of that our communion and profession of faith, as also to assure us of the forgiveness of our sins by Christ's death.
1 John 1:5 And this is the tydynges whych we haue hearde of hym & declare vnto you, þt God is lyght, & in him is no dercknes at all. 1 John 1:6 If we saye, þt we haue feloushippe with hym, and walcke in dercknes, we lye, & do not þe truth. 1 John 1:7 But & yf we walke in lyght euen as he is in lyght, then haue we fellishippe wt him, and the bloude of Iesus Christ his sonne clenseth vs from all synne. 1 John 1:8 If we saye that we haue no synne, we deceaue oure selues, and the trueth is not in vs: 1 John 1:9 If we knowledge oure synnes, he is faythfull & iust, to forgeue vs oure synnes, and to clense vs from all vnryghtewesnes. 1 John 1:10 If we saye we haue not synned, we make hym a lyar, and hys worde is not in vs.