The Incarnation of the Word of Life
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4We write this to make our1:4 Some manuscripts your joy complete.
Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness
5This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all1:7 Or every sin.
8If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
Mawu a Moyo
1Tikukulalikirani za Mawu a moyo amene analipo kuyambira pachiyambi, amene tinawamva, amene tinawaona ndi maso athu, amene tinawapenyetsetsa, ndipo tinawakhudza ndi manja athu. 2Moyowo unaoneka, tinawuona ndipo tikuchitira umboni. Tikukulalikirani za moyo wosatha umene unali ndi Atate ndipo unaonekera kwa ife. 3Tikukulalikirani chimene tinachiona ndi kumva, kuti inuyo muyanjane nafe. Kuyanjana kwathu, tikuyanjana ndi Atate ndiponso ndi Mwana wawo, Yesu Khristu. 4Tikukulemberani zimenezi kuti chimwemwe chathu chikhale chathunthu.
Kuyenda mu Kuwunika
5Uthenga umene tinamva kwa Iye ndipo tikuwulalikira kwa inu ndi uwu: Mulungu ndiye kuwunika ndipo mwa Iye mulibe mdima konse. 6Tikanena kuti timayanjana naye, koma nʼkumayendabe mu mdima, tikunama ndipo sitikuchita choonadi. 7Koma tikamayenda mʼkuwunika, monga Iye ali mʼkuwunika, pamenepo timayanjana wina ndi mnzake, ndipo magazi a Yesu, Mwana wake, amatitsuka ndi kutichotsera tchimo lililonse.
Kuwulula Machimo ndi Kukhululukidwa
8Tikanena kuti tilibe tchimo, tikudzinyenga tokha ndipo mwa ife mulibe choonadi. 9Koma tikavomereza machimo athu, Iye ndi wokhulupirika ndi wolungama ndipo adzatikhululukira machimo athu, nadzatiyeretsa ndi kutichotsera chosalungama chilichonse. 10Ife tikanena kuti sitinachimwe, tikumutenga Mulungu kukhala wonama, ndipo Mawu ake sali mwa ife.