第 1 章
That 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.
The 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.
We 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.
We write this to make our joy complete.
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
6. 我們若說是與 神相交、卻仍在黑暗裡行、就是說謊話、不行真理了．
If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.
7. 我們若在光明中行、如同 神在光明中、就彼此相交、他兒子耶穌的血也洗淨我們一切的罪。
But 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 all sin.
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9. 我們若認自己的罪、 神是信實的、是公義的、必要赦免我們的罪、洗淨我們一切的不義。
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
10. 我們若說自己沒有犯過罪、便是以 神為說謊的．他的道也不在我們心裡了。
If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.