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.
Kalman da ya zama mutum
1Wannan da ya kasance tun farko, wanda muka ji, wanda muka gani da idanunmu, wanda muka duba, hannuwanmu kuma suka taɓa, wannan ne muke shela game da Kalman rai. 2Wannan Rai ya bayyana, muka kuwa gan shi, muka kuma shaida shi, muna kuwa yin muku shelar wannan rai madawwami, wanda dā yake tare da Uba, ya kuma bayyana a gare mu. 3Muna yin muku shelar abin da muka gani, muka kuma ji ne, domin ku ma ku yi zumunci tare da mu. Zumuncinmu kuwa yana tare da Uba da kuma Ɗansa, Yesu Kiristi. 4Muna rubuta wannan domin farin cikinmu yă zama cikakke.
Tafiya cikin haske
5Wannan shi ne saƙon da muka ji daga wurinsa, muna kuma sanar da ku cewa Allah haske ne; a cikinsa kuwa babu duhu ko kaɗan. 6In muka ce muna zumunci da shi amma muna tafiya cikin duhu, ƙarya muke yi, kuma ba ma rayuwa bisa ga gaskiya. 7Amma in muna tafiya cikin haske, yadda yake cikin haske, muna da zumunci da juna ke nan, kuma jinin Yesu, Ɗansa, yana tsarkake mu daga dukan1.7 Ko kuwa kowane zunubi.
8In muka ce ba mu da zunubi, muna ruɗin kanmu ne, gaskiya kuwa ba ta cikinmu. 9In muka furta zunubanmu, shi mai aminci ne, mai adalci kuma, zai gafarta mana zunubanmu, yă kuma tsarkake mu daga dukan rashin adalci. 10In muka ce ba mu yi zunubi ba, mun mai da shi maƙaryaci ke nan, maganarsa kuwa ba ta da wuri a cikinmu.