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.

Korean Living Bible

요한일서 1:1-10

하나님은 빛 되심

1세상이 창조되기 전부터 계신 생명의 말씀이신 그리스도에 대하여 우리는 들었 고 우리 눈으로 똑똑히 보았으며 손으로 직접 만져 보았습니다.

2이 생명이 세상에 나타나셨습니다. 우리는 영원한 생명이 되시는 그리스도를 직접 보았으므로 그분을 여러분에게 증거하며 전합니다. 그분은 아버지와 함께 계시다가 우리에게 나타나셨습니다.

3우리가 보고 들은 것을 여러분에게 전하는 것은 여러분도 우리와 교제를 갖도록 하기 위한 것입니다. 우리의 교제는 아버지와 그분의 아들 예수 그리스도와 갖는 교제입니다.

4우리는 여러분과 함께 넘치는 기쁨을 나누려고 이 글을 써 보냅니다.

5하나님은 빛이시며 그분에게는 어두움이 전혀 없습니다. 우리는 이 말씀을 그리스도에게서 듣고 여러분에게 전합니다.

6만일 우리가 하나님과 교제한다고 하면서 죄를 짓는 어두운 생활을 그대로 한다면 우리는 진리대로 살지 않는 거짓말쟁이에 불과합니다.

7그러나 하나님이 빛 가운데 계시는 것과 같이 우리도 빛 가운데서 살면 우리는 서로 교제하게 되며 그분의 아들인 예수님의 피가 우리를 모든 죄에서 깨끗하게 합니다.

8만일 우리에게 죄가 없다고 하면 우리는 자신을 속이는 것이 되며 진리가 우리 속에 있지 않습니다.

9우리가 우리 죄를 고백하면 신실하시고 의로우신 하나님은 우리 죄를 용서하시고 모든 죄악에서 우리를 깨끗하게 하실 것입니다.

10만일 우리가 죄를 짓지 않았다고 하면 우리는 하나님을 거짓말쟁이로 만드는 것이며 그분의 말씀이 우리 속에 있지 않습니다.