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.
Neno La Uzima
11:1 Yn 1:2; 2Pet 1:16; Yn 20:27Tunawajulisha lile lililokuwepo tangu mwanzo, lile tulilosikia, ambalo tumeliona kwa macho yetu, ambalo tumelitazama na kuligusa kwa mikono yetu, kuhusu Neno la uzima. 21:2 Yn 14:6; 1Pet 1:20Uzima huo ulidhihirishwa; nasi tumeuona na kuushuhudia, nasi twawatangazia uzima wa milele, ambao ulikuwa pamoja na Baba, nao ukadhihirishwa kwetu. 31:3 1Kor 1:9; 1Yn 1:1; Mdo 4:20; Yn 17:21; 1Yn 2:24Twawatangazia lile tuliloliona na kulisikia, ili nanyi mwe na ushirika nasi. Na ushirika wetu hasa ni pamoja na Baba na Mwanawe, Yesu Kristo. 4Tunaandika mambo haya ili furaha yetu ipate kuwa timilifu.
51:5 1Yn 3:11; 2Yn 12Huu ndio ujumbe tuliosikia kutoka kwake na kuwatangazia ninyi: kwamba Mungu ni nuru na ndani yake hamna giza lolote. 61:6 Efe 5:8; 1Yn 4:20Kama tukisema kwamba twashirikiana naye huku tukienenda gizani, twasema uongo, wala hatutendi lililo kweli. 71:7 Ufu 7:14; Ebr 9:14; Ufu 1:5Lakini tukienenda nuruni, kama yeye alivyo nuruni, twashirikiana sisi kwa sisi na damu yake Yesu, Mwana wake, yatusafisha dhambi yote.
81:8 Yer 2:35; Yn 8:44Kama tukisema kwamba hatuna dhambi, twajidanganya wenyewe wala kweli haimo ndani yetu. 91:9 Mit 28; 13; Za 32:5; 51:2; Mit 28:13; 1Yn 1:7; Mik 7:18-20; Ebr 10:22Kama tukiziungama dhambi zetu, yeye ni mwaminifu na wa haki, atatusamehe dhambi zetu na kutusafisha kutoka kwenye udhalimu wote. 101:10 1Yn 5:10; Yn 5:38; 1Yn 1:8; 5:10; Yn 5:38; 2:15Kama tukisema hatukutenda dhambi, twamfanya yeye kuwa mwongo na neno lake halimo ndani yetu.