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
1What was from the beginning, what 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— 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.
God Is Light
5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.