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.
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.