15 since you will be a witness for him to all people of what you have seen and heard.(A)

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16 For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason to boast, because I am compelled to preach[a]—and woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

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Footnotes

  1. 9:16 Lit because necessity is laid upon me

Prologue: Our Declaration

What was from the beginning,(A) what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have observed and have touched with our hands, concerning the word(B) of life—

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what we have seen and heard we also declare to you, so that you may also have fellowship(A) with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father(B) and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

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