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I John 1

1 What was from [the] beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have beheld and our hands have handled, concerning the word of zoe-life12 and zoe-life1 was manifested, and we saw [it], and testify, and declare to you eternal zoe-life1, which is with the father and was manifested to us— 3 what we have seen and heard, we also declare to you, in order that you also have fellowship with us. And our fellowship [is] with the father and with his son Jesus Christ. 4 And we write these [things] to you in order that our2 joy be made full. 5 And this is the message which we head from him and announce to you, that God is light and there is no darkness in him. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do the truth. 7 But if we be walking in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we be confessing our sins, he is trustworthy and just, in order that he forgive us [our] sins and cleanse us from all unjustness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him [a] liar and his word is not in us.

1from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

2"our ℵB; "your" K