1We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning,[a] whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. 2 This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.[b]
Living in the Light
5 This is the message we heard from Jesus[c] and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. 6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. 7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
8 If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. 9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.
1Yɛrekyerɛw mo afa nea ɛwɔ hɔ fi mfitiase, nea yɛate, nea yɛde yɛn ani ahu, nea yɛhwɛe na yɛde yɛn nsa kae wɔ nkwa asɛm no ho no ho. 2 Nkwa no daa ne ho adi no, yehui. Ɛno nti, yɛka ho asɛm kyerɛ mo ka nkwa a enni awiei a na ɛwɔ Agya no nkyɛn a wɔdaa no adi kyerɛɛ yɛn no. 3 Yɛkaa nea yehui na yɛtee no kyerɛɛ mo nso, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mode mo ho bɛbata yɛn ho wɔ ɔdɔ a yɛne Agya no ne Ɔba Yesu Kristo wɔ no mu. 4 Yɛrekyerɛw eyi sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛn anigye bewie pɛyɛ.
Onyankopɔn yɛ hann
5 Afei, eyi ne asɛm a yɛate afi ne Ba no nkyɛn a yɛrebɔ mo amanneɛ: Onyankopɔn yɛ hann a esum nni ne mu koraa. 6 Na sɛ afei yɛka se yɛne no wɔ ayɔnkofa na saa bere koro no ara mu yɛte sum mu a, na yɛredi atoro wɔ yɛn nsɛm ne yɛn nneyɛe mu. 7 Na sɛ yɛte hann mu sɛnea ɔte hann mu no a, ɛnne na yɛne yɛn ho yɛn ho wɔ ayɔnkofa, na ne Ba Yesu no mogya tew yɛn ho fi bɔne nyinaa ho.
8 Sɛ yɛka se yenni bɔne a, na yɛdaadaa yɛn ho, na nokware no nni yɛn mu. 9 Sɛ yɛka yɛn bɔne kyerɛ Onyankopɔn a, ɔyɛ ɔnokwafo ne ɔtreneeni sɛ ɔde yɛn bɔne bɛkyɛ yɛn, na watew yɛn ho afi nea ɛnteɛ nyinaa ho. 10 Sɛ yɛka se yɛnyɛɛ bɔne a, yɛma Onyankopɔn yɛ ɔtorofo a n’asɛm no nni yɛn mu.