The Incarnation of the Word of Life
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4We write this to make our1:4 Some manuscripts your joy complete.
Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness
5This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all1:7 Or every sin.
8If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be 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.