Faith in the Incarnate Son of God
1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
6This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7For there are three that testify: 8the5:7,8 Late manuscripts of the Vulgate testify in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. 8 And there are three that testify on earth: the (not found in any Greek manuscript before the fourteenth century) Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 9We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 10Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
13I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
16If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. 17All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
18We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. 19We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 20We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
21Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.
Sɛdeɛ Nhyehyɛeɛ No Bɛyɛ
1Obiara a ɔgye di sɛ Yesu yɛ Agyenkwa no yɛ Onyankopɔn ba. Na obiara a ɔdɔ Agya no dɔ ne mma no nso. 2Yei na ɛma yɛhunu sɛ yɛdɔ Onyankopɔn mma; sɛ yɛbɛdɔ Onyankopɔn na yɛadi nʼahyɛdeɛ so. 3Ɔdɔ a yɛdɔ Onyankopɔn no kyerɛ di a yɛdi nʼahyɛdeɛ so. Na nʼahyɛdeɛ no nso sodie nyɛ den mma yɛn, 4ɛfiri sɛ, Onyankopɔn ba biara di ewiase so nkonim. Yɛnam yɛn gyidie so di ewiase so nkonim. 5Hwan na ɔbɛtumi adi ewiase so nkonim? Obi a ɔgye di sɛ Yesu yɛ Onyankopɔn Ba no nko ara.
Yesu Kristo Ho Adansedie
6Yesu Kristo yɛ obi a ɔnam nsuo ne mogya so baeɛ. Ɛnyɛ nsuo nko so na ɔnam baeɛ na mmom, nsuo ne mogya. Na ɛyɛ Honhom no na ɛdi ho adanseɛ ɛfiri sɛ, Honhom no ne nokorɛ no. 7Adansefoɔ baasa na wɔwɔ hɔ. 8Honhom no, nsuo no ne mogya no. Saa adansefoɔ yi adwene hyia. 9Yɛgye adanseɛ a nnipa di no di; nanso adanseɛ a Onyankopɔn di no mu yɛ den yie. Na saa adanseɛ no na Onyankopɔn adi afa ne Ba no ho no. 10Enti, obi a ɔgye Onyankopɔn Ba no di no agye saa adanseɛ yi adi wɔ nʼakoma mu. Na obi a ɔnnye Onyankopɔn nni no ama Onyankopɔn ayɛ ɔtorofoɔ, ɛfiri sɛ, wannye adanseɛ a Onyankopɔn di faa ne Ba no ho anni. 11Yei ne adanseɛ no: Onyankopɔn ama yɛn nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ; na saa nkwa no wɔ ne Ba no mu. 12Obiara a ɔwɔ Ɔba no wɔ saa nkwa no, na obiara a ɔnni Ɔba no nni nkwa no.
Nkwa A Ɛnni Awieeɛ
13Mo a mogye Onyankopɔn Ba no din di no, meretwerɛ mo yei sɛdeɛ ɛbɛma moahunu sɛ mowɔ nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ. 14Na anidasoɔ a yɛwɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn anim ne sɛ, yɛnim sɛ biribiara a yɛbisa no wɔ ne pɛ mu no, ɔtie yɛn. 15Ɛberɛ biara a yɛbisa no no, ɔtie yɛn. Yɛahunu sɛ yei yɛ nokorɛ yi, yɛnim nso sɛ ɔma yɛn deɛ yɛbisa no biara.
16Sɛ obi hunu sɛ ne nua ayɛ bɔne bi a ɛmfa no nkɔ owuo mu a, ɔmmɔ Onyankopɔn a ɔbɛma no nkwa no mpaeɛ mma no. Yei fa wɔn a wɔn bɔne mfa wɔn nkɔ owuo mu no ho. Bɔne bi wɔ hɔ a ɛde onipa kɔ owuo mu na ɛno ho deɛ, menka sɛ mommɔ ho mpaeɛ nkyerɛ Onyankopɔn. 17Afideyɛ nyinaa yɛ bɔne, nanso bɔne bi wɔ hɔ a ɛnkɔwie owuo mu.
18Yɛnim sɛ Onyankopɔn ba biara nkɔ so nyɛ bɔne, ɛfiri sɛ, Onyankopɔn Ba no bɔ wɔn ho ban, na ɔbonsam ntumi nyɛ wɔn bɔne. 19Yɛnim sɛ yɛyɛ Onyankopɔn mma, na ewiasefoɔ deɛ wɔhyɛ ɔbonsam tumi ase. 20Yɛnim sɛ Onyankopɔn Ba no aba, na wama yɛahunu nokorɛ Onyankopɔn no. Ɔno ne Onyankopɔn nokwafoɔ a ɔma daa nkwa no.
21Me mma, montwe mo ho mfiri abosom ho.