This morning’s BibleGateway Verse of the Day is 1John 1:7,
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
And it’s even better contemplated in context:
Good morning Richard….I know it is afternoon there. I am posting, for your review. the same passage of scripture but from the Wuest Expanded Translation of the New Testament. Let m know what you think of it. It is a resource I often use as my go to when wishing to dig deeper into a passage of scripture.
1 That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard with the present result that it is ringing in our ears, that which we have discerningly seen with our eyes with the present result that it is in our mind’s eye, that which we gazed upon as a spectacle, and our hands handled with a view to investigation, that which is concerning the Word of the life- 2 and this aforementioned life was made visible, and we have seen it with discernment and have it in our mind’s eye, and are bearing witness and bringing back to you a message concerning the life, the eternal life, which is of such a nature as to have been in fellowship with the Father and was made visible to us. 3 That which we have seen with discernment and at present is in our mind’s eye, and that which we have heard and at present is ringing in our ears, we are reporting also to you, in order that as for you also, you may be participating jointly in common with us [in our first-hand knowledge of the life of our Lord]. And the fellowship indeed which is ours, is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ. 4 And these things, as for us, we are writing in order that our joy, having been filled completely full in times past may persist in that state of fullness through present time. 5 And it is this message which we have heard from Him and at present is ringing in our ears and we are bringing back tidings to you, that God as to His nature is light, and darkness in Him does not exist, not even one particle. 6 If we say that things in common we are having with Him, and thus fellowship, and in the sphere of the aforementioned darkness are habitually ordering our behavior, we are lying, and we are not doing the truth. 7 But if within the sphere of the light we are habitually ordering our behavior as He himself is in the light, things in common and thus fellowship we [the believer and God] are having with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son keeps continually cleansing us from every sin. 8 If we say that [indwelling] sin we are not having, ourselves we are leading astray [nobody else], and the truth is not in us. 9 If we continue to confess our sins, faithful is He and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from every unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned and are now in a state where we do not sin, a liar we are making Him, and His word is not in us. 1 John 1
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