Kristo, yɛn boafo
1Me mma, merekyerɛw eyi abrɛ mo na moanyɛ bɔne; na sɛ obi yɛ bɔne a, yɛwɔ Yesu Kristo ɔtreneeni no a ɔsrɛ wɔ Agya no hɔ ma yɛn. 2 Na Kristo no ankasa ne ɔkwan a yɛfa so nya yɛn bɔne fafiri na ɛnyɛ yɛn bɔne nko, na nnipa nyinaa bɔne.
3 Sɛ yedi Onyankopɔn mmara so a, na ɛkyerɛ sɛ yenim no.
4 Sɛ obi ka se, “Minim no,” nanso onni ne mmara so a, saa onipa no yɛ ɔtorofo a nokware nni ne mu. 5 Na obiara a otie n’asɛm no yɛ obi a nokwarem, ne dɔ a ɔde dɔ Onyankopɔn no yɛ pɛ. Eyi na ɛma yɛte yɛn ho ase sɛ yɛte Onyankopɔn mu. 6 Ɛsɛ sɛ obiara a ɔka se ɔte Onyankopɔn mu no tena ase sɛ Yesu Kristo pɛpɛɛpɛ.
7 Anuanom, saa mmara a merekyerɛw abrɛ mo yi nyɛ asɛm foforo. Ɛyɛ mmara dedaw a moate fi mfitiase pɛɛ no. Mmara dedaw no yɛ ade a moate ho asɛm dedaw. 8 Nanso, mmara a merekyerɛw abrɛ mo yi yɛ foforo na emu nokware no da adi wɔ Kristo ne mo mu. Esum no retwam na hann papa no gu so rehyerɛn.
9 Obiara a ɔka se ɔwɔ hann no mu, nanso ɔtan ne nua no wɔ sum mu besi saa dɔnhwerew yi mu. 10 Obiara a ɔdɔ ne nua no te hann mu, enti biribiara nni ne mu a ɛbɛma obi foforo ayɛ bɔne. 11 Nanso obiara a ɔtan ne nua no te sum mu. Ɔnam mu a onnim faako a ɔrekɔ efisɛ, esum no afura n’ani.
12 Me mma, merekyerɛw mo efisɛ, esiane Kristo din nti, wɔde mo bɔne afiri mo. 13 Agyanom, merekyerɛw mo, efisɛ, munim nea ɔte ase fi mfiase no. Mmabun, merekyerɛw mo, efisɛ, moadi ɔbonsam so.
14 Mma, merekyerɛw mo, efisɛ, munim Agya no. Agyanom, merekyerɛw mo, efisɛ, munim nea ɔte ase fi mfiase no. Mmabun, merekyerɛw mo, efisɛ mowɔ ahoɔden. Onyankopɔn asɛm no te mo mu na moadi ɔbonsam so.
15 Monnnɔ wiase anaasɛ biribiara a ɛyɛ wiase de. Sɛ modɔ wiase a, na ɛkyerɛ sɛ monnɔ Agya a ɔwɔ mo mu no. 16 Biribiara a ɛyɛ wiase de, nea bɔne hwehwɛ, nea nnipa hunu na wɔpɛ, biribiara a ɛwɔ wiase a nnipa hoahoa wɔn ho wɔ ho no, emu biara mfi Agya no. Ne nyinaa fi wiase. 17 Wiase ne mu nneɛma a ɛwɔ mu a nnipa hwehwɛ no retwam, nanso nea ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn apɛde no tena hɔ daa.
18 Me mma, awiei no abɛn. Wɔka kyerɛɛ mo se Kristo Tamfo no bɛba, nanso mprempren, Kristo atamfo bebree ada wɔn ho adi enti yɛahu sɛ ampa awiei no abɛn. 19 Nokwarem, na saa nnipa yi nka yɛn ho na ɛno nti na wogyaw yɛn hɔ no. Na sɛ wɔka yɛn ho a, anka wɔne yɛn tenae. Nanso wogyaw yɛn hɔ sɛnea wobehu no pefee sɛ wɔnka yɛn ho.
20 Mo de, Kristo ahwie Honhom Kronkron no agu mo so, enti mo nyinaa nim nokware no. 21 Ɛnyɛ sɛ munnim nokware no nti na makyerɛw saa krataa yi, na mmom munim na munim nso sɛ, atoro biara mfi nokware mu mma.
22 Afei, hena ne ɔtorofo? Ɛyɛ obi a ɔka se Yesu nyɛ Kristo no. Oyi ne Kristo tamfo. Ɔpo Agya no ne Ɔba no nyinaa. 23 Na nea ɔpo Ɔba no po Agya no; nea ogye Ɔba no, gye Agya no nso.
24 Mommɔ mmɔden mfa asɛm a motee mfiase no nsie mo koma mu. Sɛ mode asɛm a motee mfitiase no sie a, mo ne Ɔba no ne Agya no benya ayɔnkofa. 25 Na eyi na Kristo no ankasa ahyɛ yɛn ho bɔ no, nkwa a enni awiei no.
26 Mekyerɛw mo fa wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wɔdaadaa mo ho. 27 Na mo de, Kristo ahwie ne Honhom Kronkron no agu mo so. Mmere dodow a ne Honhom no te mo mu no, ɛho nhia sɛ obi foforo bɛkyerɛkyerɛ mo. Efisɛ, ne Honhom no kyerɛkyerɛ mo biribiara. Na nea ɔkyerɛ no nso yɛ nokware; ɛnyɛ atoro. Muntie Kristo nkyerɛkyerɛ no na montena ne mu.
28 Me mma, montena ne mu sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a sɛ ɔba a, yebenya akokoduru na yɛmfa aniwu nkohintaw da a ɔbɛba no. 29 Munim sɛ Kristo yɛ ɔtreneeni. Na ɛsɛ sɛ muhu sɛ obiara a ɔyɛ ade trenee no yɛ Onyankopɔn ba.
1My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers
3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God[a] is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. 8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.
9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister[b] is still in the darkness. 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister[c] lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.
Reasons for Writing
12 I am writing to you, dear children,
because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
13 I am writing to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
because you have overcome the evil one.
14 I write to you, dear children,
because you know the Father.
I write to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
because you are strong,
and the word of God lives in you,
and you have overcome the evil one.
On Not Loving the World
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[d] is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
Warnings Against Denying the Son
18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.[e] 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
God’s Children and Sin
28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.
Notas al pie
- 1 John 2:5 Or word, God’s love
- 1 John 2:9 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in verse 11; and in 3:15, 17; 4:20; 5:16.
- 1 John 2:10 The Greek word for brother and sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in 3:10; 4:20, 21.
- 1 John 2:15 Or world, the Father’s love
- 1 John 2:20 Some manuscripts and you know all things