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. 2This 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. 3We 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. 4We are writing this to make our joy complete.
Walking in the Light
5Here is the message we have heard from him and announce to you. God is light. There is no darkness in him at all. 6Suppose 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. 7But 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.
8Suppose we claim we are without sin. Then we are fooling ourselves. The truth is not in us. 9But 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. 10If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar. His word is not in us.
Neno La Uzima
11:1 Yn 1:2; 2Pet 1:16; Yn 20:27Tunawajulisha lile lililokuwepo tangu mwanzo, lile tulilosikia, ambalo tumeliona kwa macho yetu, ambalo tumelitazama na kuligusa kwa mikono yetu, kuhusu Neno la uzima. 21:2 Yn 14:6; 1Pet 1:20Uzima huo ulidhihirishwa; nasi tumeuona na kuushuhudia, nasi twawatangazia uzima wa milele, ambao ulikuwa pamoja na Baba, nao ukadhihirishwa kwetu. 31:3 1Kor 1:9; 1Yn 1:1; Mdo 4:20; Yn 17:21; 1Yn 2:24Twawatangazia lile tuliloliona na kulisikia, ili nanyi mwe na ushirika nasi. Na ushirika wetu hasa ni pamoja na Baba na Mwanawe, Yesu Kristo. 4Tunaandika mambo haya ili furaha yetu ipate kuwa timilifu.
51:5 1Yn 3:11; 2Yn 12Huu ndio ujumbe tuliosikia kutoka kwake na kuwatangazia ninyi: kwamba Mungu ni nuru na ndani yake hamna giza lolote. 61:6 Efe 5:8; 1Yn 4:20Kama tukisema kwamba twashirikiana naye huku tukienenda gizani, twasema uongo, wala hatutendi lililo kweli. 71:7 Ufu 7:14; Ebr 9:14; Ufu 1:5Lakini tukienenda nuruni, kama yeye alivyo nuruni, twashirikiana sisi kwa sisi na damu yake Yesu, Mwana wake, yatusafisha dhambi yote.
81:8 Yer 2:35; Yn 8:44Kama tukisema kwamba hatuna dhambi, twajidanganya wenyewe wala kweli haimo ndani yetu. 91:9 Mit 28; 13; Za 32:5; 51:2; Mit 28:13; 1Yn 1:7; Mik 7:18-20; Ebr 10:22Kama tukiziungama dhambi zetu, yeye ni mwaminifu na wa haki, atatusamehe dhambi zetu na kutusafisha kutoka kwenye udhalimu wote. 101:10 1Yn 5:10; Yn 5:38; 1Yn 1:8; 5:10; Yn 5:38; 2:15Kama tukisema hatukutenda dhambi, twamfanya yeye kuwa mwongo na neno lake halimo ndani yetu.