4And these things we write to you #John 15:11; 16:24; 1 Pet. 1:8that your joy may be full. 5#John 1:19; 1 John 3:11This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that #(1 Tim. 6:16); James 1:17God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6#(John 8:12); 2 Cor. 6:14; (1 John 2:9–11)If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7But if we #Is. 2:5walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and #(1 Cor. 6:11)the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we #Ps. 32:5; Prov. 28:13confess our sins, He is #(Rom. 3:24–26)faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to #Ps. 51:2cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say that we have not sinned, we #John 3:33; 1 John 5:10make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.