Amplified Bible

1 John 1

Introduction, The Incarnate Word

1[I am writing about] what existed from the beginning, what [a]we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life [the One who existed even before the beginning of the world, Christ]— and the Life [an aspect of His being] was manifested, and we have seen [it as eyewitnesses] and testify and declare to you [the Life], the eternal Life who was [already existing] with the Father and was [actually] made visible to us [His followers]— what we have seen and heard we also proclaim to you, so that you too may have fellowship [as partners] with us. And indeed our fellowship [which is a distinguishing mark of born-again believers] is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things to you so that our joy [in seeing you included] may be made complete [by having you share in the joy of salvation].

God Is Light

This is the message [of God’s promised revelation] which we have heard from Him and now announce to you, that God is Light [He is holy, His message is truthful, He is perfect in righteousness], and in Him there is no darkness at all [no sin, no wickedness, no imperfection]. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness [of sin], we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]. If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude ourselves and the truth is not in us. [His word does not live in our hearts.] If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. 10 If we say that we have not sinned [refusing to admit acts of sin], we make Him [out to be] a liar [by contradicting Him] and His word is not in us.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 John 1:1 John the Apostle wrote the Gospel of John, this letter along with two others, and the book of Revelation. He and his brother James (also an apostle) were the sons of Zebedee and Salome.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约翰一书 1

生命之道

1论到从太初就已经存在的生命之道,我们曾经耳闻目睹,亲眼看过,亲手摸过。 这生命曾显现过,我们看见了,现在做见证,向你们传扬这原本与父同在、曾向我们显现的永恒生命。 我们把所见所闻传给你们,使你们可以与我们相交。诚然,我们是与父和祂儿子耶稣基督相交。 我们将这些话写给你们,是要让大家都充满喜乐。

要活在光中

我们从耶稣那里听见、现在传给你们的信息就是:上帝是光,在祂里面毫无黑暗。 如果我们说与祂相交,却仍过着黑暗的生活,就是撒谎,没有遵行真理。 如果我们生活在光明之中,像上帝在光明中一样,就能够彼此相交,上帝儿子耶稣的血能洗净我们一切的罪。

如果我们说自己没有罪,便是自欺,真理就不在我们心中。 如果我们承认自己的罪,上帝是信实公义的,必赦免我们的罪,洗净我们一切的不义。 10 我们如果说自己没有犯过罪,就是把上帝看作说谎的,祂的道也不在我们心中。