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.

Spanish, Castilian (La Nueva Biblia al Día)

1 John 1

El Verbo de vida

1Lo que existía desde el principio de todas las cosas, lo que oímos, lo que vimos con nuestros propios ojos, lo que contemplamos y tocaron nuestras manos, eso es la Palabra de vida. 2Porque la vida se ha manifestado, y nosotros la hemos visto y damos testimonio de ella. Por eso os proclamamos ahora la vida eterna, que estaba con el Padre y se nos manifestó. 3Lo que hemos visto y oído os anunciamos, para que fraternalmente unidos con nosotros podáis también participar de la verdadera comunión que tenemos con el Padre y con su Hijo Jesucristo. 4Todo esto os escribimos para que vuestra alegría sea completa.

Caminemos en la luz

5El mensaje que él nos comunicó y ahora os transmitimos es este: Dios es luz y en él no existen las tinieblas. 6De modo que si decimos que tenemos comunión con él, pero seguimos andando por las tenebrosas sendas del pecado, mentimos. En ese caso no actuamos con verdad. 7Pero si andamos en la luz, como él está en luz, tenemos comunión unos con otros, y la sangre de Jesús, el Hijo de Dios, nos limpia de todo pecado.

8Si decimos que no cometemos pecado, nos engañamos a nosotros mismos y no hay verdad en nosotros. 9Pero si confesamos a Dios nuestros pecados, podemos estar seguros de que él, que es absolutamente fiel y justo, nos los perdonará y nos limpiará de toda maldad. 10Si decimos que no hemos pecado, estamos dejando a Dios por mentiroso y no retenemos su mensaje en nuestro corazón.