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.
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.