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.
Kiugo kĩa Muoyo
11:1 Luk 24:48; Joh 1:14Ũhoro ũrĩa warĩ kuo kuuma o kĩambĩrĩria, ũrĩa tũiguĩte, na ũrĩa tuonete na maitho maitũ, na tũkawĩrorera, namo moko maitũ makaũhutia, o ũhoro ũcio wa Kiugo kĩa muoyo, nĩguo tũhunjagia. 21:2 Joh 20:27; Math 25:46Muoyo ũcio nĩwonithanirio; na ithuĩ nĩtũwonete na tũkaheana ũira waguo, na ithuĩ tũkamũhunjagĩria ũhoro wa muoyo wa tene na tene, ũrĩa watũire na Ithe witũ, na ũkĩonithanio kũrĩ ithuĩ. 3Ithuĩ tũmũhunjagĩria kĩrĩa tuonete na tũkaigua, nĩgeetha o na inyuĩ mũgĩe ngwatanĩro na ithuĩ. Nayo ngwatanĩro iitũ nĩ ngwatanĩro na Ithe witũ, o na Mũriũ Jesũ Kristũ. 41:4 1Joh 2:1; Joh 3:29Tũramwandĩkĩra maũndũ maya nĩguo gĩkeno giitũ kĩiganĩre.
Gũthiĩ na Ũtheri
51:5 1Joh 3:11; 1Tim 6:16 Ĩno nĩyo ndũmĩrĩri ĩrĩa tũiguĩte kuuma kũrĩ we, na nĩyo tũramũmenyithia, atĩ: Ngai nĩ ũtheri; thĩinĩ wake gũtirĩ nduma o na hanini. 61:6 Joh 3:19-21; Joh 2:4 Tũngiuga atĩ tũrĩ ngwatanĩro nake, tũgĩthiiaga na mĩthiĩre ya nduma-rĩ, ũguo nĩkũheenania, naguo ũhoro wa ma ndũtũũraga thĩinĩ witũ. 71:7 Isa 2:5; Ahib 9:14 No tũngĩthiĩ na ũtheri, o ta ũrĩa we arĩ ũtheri-inĩ, tũrĩ na ngwatanĩro mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ, nayo thakame ya Jesũ, Mũrũ wake, nĩĩtũtheragia, tũgathirwo nĩ mehia mothe.
81:8 Jak 3:2; 1Joh 2:4Tũngiuga tũtirĩ na mehia, nĩ kwĩheenia tũkwĩheenia, naguo ũhoro wa ma ndũrĩ thĩinĩ witũ. 91:9 Thab 32:5Tũngiumbũra mehia maitũ-rĩ, we nĩ mwĩhokeku na nĩ wa kĩhooto, na nĩegũtũrekera mehia maitũ na atũtherie tũthirwo nĩ maũndũ mothe marĩa matarĩ ma ũthingu. 101:10 1Joh 5:10Tũngiuga tũtiĩhĩtie-rĩ, tũkũmũtua wa maheeni, naguo ũhoro wake ndũrĩ na handũ thĩinĩ witũ.