1Yɛrekyerɛw mo afa nea ɛwɔ hɔ fi mfitiase, nea yɛate, nea yɛde yɛn ani ahu, nea yɛhwɛe na yɛde yɛn nsa kae wɔ nkwa asɛm no ho no ho. 2 Nkwa no daa ne ho adi no, yehui. Ɛno nti, yɛka ho asɛm kyerɛ mo ka nkwa a enni awiei a na ɛwɔ Agya no nkyɛn a wɔdaa no adi kyerɛɛ yɛn no. 3 Yɛkaa nea yehui na yɛtee no kyerɛɛ mo nso, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mode mo ho bɛbata yɛn ho wɔ ɔdɔ a yɛne Agya no ne Ɔba Yesu Kristo wɔ no mu. 4 Yɛrekyerɛw eyi sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛn anigye bewie pɛyɛ.
Onyankopɔn yɛ hann
5 Afei, eyi ne asɛm a yɛate afi ne Ba no nkyɛn a yɛrebɔ mo amanneɛ: Onyankopɔn yɛ hann a esum nni ne mu koraa. 6 Na 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. 7 Na sɛ yɛte hann mu sɛnea ɔte hann mu no a, ɛnne na yɛne yɛn ho yɛn ho wɔ ayɔnkofa, na ne Ba Yesu no mogya tew yɛn ho fi bɔne nyinaa ho.
8 Sɛ yɛka se yenni bɔne a, na yɛdaadaa yɛn ho, na nokware no nni yɛn mu. 9 Sɛ yɛka yɛn bɔne kyerɛ Onyankopɔn a, ɔyɛ ɔnokwafo ne ɔtreneeni sɛ ɔde yɛn bɔne bɛkyɛ yɛn, na watew yɛn ho afi nea ɛnteɛ nyinaa ho. 10 Sɛ yɛka se yɛnyɛɛ bɔne a, yɛma Onyankopɔn yɛ ɔtorofo a n’asɛm no nni yɛn mu.
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]— 2 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]— 3 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. 4 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
5 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]. 6 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; 7 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]. 8 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.] 9 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 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.