1Yɛretwerɛ mo afa Nkwa Asɛm a ɛwɔ hɔ firi ahyɛaseɛ: Deɛ yɛateɛ, deɛ yɛde yɛn ani ahunu, deɛ yɛhwɛeɛ na yɛde yɛn nsa kaeɛ. Yei ne Nkwa Asɛm a yɛreka ho asɛm no. 2Nkwa no daa ne ho adi no, yɛhunuiɛ. Ɛno enti, yɛka ho asɛm kyerɛ mo, ɛne nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ a na ɛwɔ Agya no nkyɛn na wɔdaa no adi kyerɛɛ yɛn no. 3Yɛkaa deɛ yɛhunuiɛ na yɛteeɛ no kyerɛɛ mo nso, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, mo ne yɛn bɛnya ayɔnkofa wɔ ɔdɔ a yɛne Agya no ne Ɔba Yesu Kristo wɔ no mu. 4Yɛretwerɛ yei sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a yɛn anigyeɛ bɛwie pɛyɛ.
Onyankopɔn Yɛ Hann
5Afei, yei ne asɛm a yɛate afiri ne Ba no nkyɛn a yɛrebɔ mo amaneɛ. Onyankopɔn yɛ hann a esum nni ne mu koraa. 6Na sɛ afei yɛka sɛ yɛne no wɔ ayɔnkofa na saa ɛberɛ korɔ no ara mu yɛte sum mu a, na yɛredi atorɔ wɔ yɛn nsɛm ne yɛn nneyɛeɛ mu. 7Na sɛ yɛte hann mu sɛdeɛ ɔte hann mu no a, ɛnneɛ na yɛne yɛn ho yɛn ho wɔ ayɔnkofa, na ne Ba Yesu no mogya te yɛn ho firi bɔne nyinaa ho.
8Sɛ yɛka sɛ yɛnni bɔne a, na yɛdaadaa yɛn ho, na nokorɛ no nni yɛn mu. 9Sɛ yɛka yɛn bɔne kyerɛ Onyankopɔn a, ɔyɛ ɔnokwafoɔ ne ɔteneneeni sɛ ɔde yɛn bɔne bɛkyɛ yɛn, na wate yɛn ho afiri deɛ ɛnte nyinaa ho. 10Sɛ yɛka sɛ yɛnyɛɛ bɔne a, yɛma Onyankopɔn yɛ ɔtorofoɔ a nʼAsɛm no nni yɛn mu.
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.