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.
Kigambo Aleeta Obulamu
11:1 a Yk 1:2 b Yk 1:14; 2Pe 1:16 c Yk 20:27Tubawandiikira ku Kigambo ow’obulamu, eyaliwo okuva ku lubereberye, gwe twawulira, gwe twalaba n’amaaso gaffe, era gwe twakwatako n’engalo zaffe. 21:2 Yk 1:1-4; 1Ti 3:16Obulamu bwalabisibwa, era tubulabye, tubuweerako obujulirwa, era tubategeeza obulamu obutaggwaawo obwali ne Kitaffe, era ne bulabisibwa gye tuli. 31:3 1Ko 1:9Tubategeeza ekyo kye twawulira era kye twalaba, mulyoke mutwegatteko, mubeere bumu naffe, era mussekimu ne Kitaffe awamu n’Omwana we Yesu Kristo. 41:4 a 1Yk 2:1 b Yk 3:29Era tubawandiikira ebintu bino essanyu lyaffe liryoke lituukirire.
Okutambulira mu Musana
51:5 1Yk 3:11Buno bwe bubaka bwe twafuna okuva gy’ali: tubategeeza nti, Katonda musana; mu ye temuliimu kizikiza n’akatono. 61:6 a 2Ko 6:14 b Yk 3:19-21Noolwekyo bwe twogera nti tussakimu naye, ate ne tutambulira mu kizikiza, tuba balimba era tetuba ba mazima. 71:7 Beb 9:14; Kub 1:5Naye bwe tutambulira mu musana nga ye bw’ali omusana, olwo tussakimu buli muntu ne munne, n’omusaayi gwa Yesu Omwana we, gutunaazaako buli kibi kyonna. 81:8 a Nge 20:9; Yak 3:2 b 1Yk 2:4Bwe twogera nti tetulina kibi, twerimba ffekka, era n’amazima tegaba mu ffe. 91:9 Zab 32:5; 51:2Naye bwe twatula ebibi byaffe, ye mwesigwa era mutuukirivu okutusonyiwa n’okutunaazaako obutali butuukirivu bwonna. 101:10 a 1Yk 5:10 b 1Yk 2:14Bwe tugamba nti tetulina kibi, tumufuula mulimba era nga n’ekigambo kye tekiri mu ffe.