1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
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.