1Yɛrekyerɛw mo afa Nkwa Asɛm a ɛwɔ hɔ fi mfiase; nea yɛate, nea yɛde yɛn ani ahu, nea yɛhwɛe na yɛde yɛn nsa kae, eyi ne Nkwa Asɛm a yɛreka ho asɛm no. 2Nkwa no daa ne ho adi; yɛahu na yɛadi ho adanse, na yɛka nkwa a enni awiei a na ɛwɔ Agya no nkyɛn na wɔada no adi akyerɛ yɛn no kyerɛ mo. 3Yɛkaa nea yehui na yɛtee no kyerɛɛ mo nso, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mo ne yɛn bɛyɛ adedifo wɔ ɔdɔ a yɛne Agya no ne Ɔba Yesu Kristo wɔ no mu. 4Yɛrekyerɛw eyi sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛn anigye bewie pɛyɛ.
Onyankopɔn Yɛ Hann
5Afei, eyi ne asɛm a yɛate afi ne Ba no nkyɛn a yɛrebɔ mo amanneɛ. Onyankopɔn yɛ hann a sum nni ne mu koraa. 6Na sɛ afei yɛka se yɛne no wɔ ayɔnkofa na saa bere koro no ara mu yɛte sum mu a, na yɛredi atoro wɔ yɛn nsɛm ne yɛn nneyɛe mu. 7Na sɛ yɛte hann mu sɛnea ɔte hann mu no a, ɛno de na yɛne yɛn ho yɛn ho wɔ ayɔnkofa, na ne Ba Yesu no mogya tew yɛn ho fi bɔne nyinaa ho.
8Sɛ yɛka se yenni bɔne a, na yɛdaadaa yɛn ho, na nokware no nni yɛn mu. 9Sɛ yɛka yɛn bɔne kyerɛ Onyankopɔn a, ɔyɛ ɔnokwafo ne ɔtreneeni sɛ ɔde yɛn bɔne bɛkyɛ yɛn, na watew yɛn ho afi nea ɛnte nyinaa ho. 10Sɛ yɛka se yɛnyɛɛ bɔne a, yɛma Onyankopɔn yɛ ɔtorofo a nʼAsɛm no nni yɛn mu.
The Incarnation of the Word of Life
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4We write this to make our1:4 Some manuscripts your joy complete.
Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness
5This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7But 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 all1:7 Or every sin.
8If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.