New International Reader's Version

1 John 1

The Word of Life Became a Human Being

1Here is what we announce to everyone about the Word of life. The Word was already here from the beginning. We have heard him. We have seen him with our eyes. We have looked at him. Our hands have touched him. This life has appeared. We have seen him. We are witnesses about him. And we announce to you this same eternal life. He was already with the Father. He has appeared to us. We announce to you what we have seen and heard. We do it so you can share life together with us. And we share life with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We are writing this to make our joy complete.

Walking in the Light

Here is the message we have heard from him and announce to you. God is light. There is no darkness in him at all. Suppose we say that we share life with God but still walk in the darkness. Then we are lying. We are not living out the truth. But suppose we walk in the light, just as he is in the light. Then we share life with one another. And the blood of Jesus, his Son, makes us pure from all sin.

Suppose we claim we are without sin. Then we are fooling ourselves. The truth is not in us. But God is faithful and fair. If we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins. He will forgive every wrong thing we have done. He will make us pure. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar. His word is not in us.

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.