1 That which was from the beginning- that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we saw, and our hands rined, hedging the Word of life.
2 Now, this life was shown to us: we have seen it, and bear witness of it and show to you the everlasting life, which was with the Father and was shown to us.
3 What we have seen and heard we are now telling to y'all, so that y'all can have a near kinship with us also; and our kinship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.
4 And we write these things to y'all so that we can be filled with gleefulness.
5 And this is the news we have heard from Christ and are now telling to y'all: God is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all, whatsoever.
6 If we say, "We have a near kinship with God" and yet wander in the dark, we lie, and do not do the truth.
7 But if we walk in the light, like He is in the light, then we have a near kinship with each other. And the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, cleanses us from all sin.
8 When we say, "We have no sin," we mislead ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 But when we acknowledge our sin, He is trusty and fair to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrightwisness.
10 When we say, "We have never sinned," we make Him into a liar and His Word is not in us.
1 My little children, these things I write unto y'all, so y'all won't sin; if, though, anyone does sin, still, we have a Spokesman with the Father, even Jesus Christ, Who is upright.
2 And it is He Who gets kindness for our sins; and not for our sins only, but also for the sins of all the world.
3 And hereby we are wiss that we know him: if we keep his behestings.
4 The one that says, "I know Him," and yet does not keep His behestings, is a liar, and the truth is not in one.
5 The one that keeps His word, in that one truly is the love of God fulfilled, indeed. And hereby we know that we are in Him.
6 The one that says He abides in oneself ought to walk even as He walked.
7 Siblings, I write no new behesting unto y'all, but an old behesting which y'all had at the beginning. For an old behesting is the word that y'all heard from the beginning.
8 Again, a new behesting I write unto y'all, a thing which is true in Him, and also in y'all; for the darkness is gone, and the true light now shines.
9 The one that says that one is in the light and yet hates one's neighbor is in darkness even until this time.
10 The one that loves one's neighbor, abides in the light, and stumbling is nowhere in him.
11 And the one that hates one's neighbor is in darkness, and walks in darkness; and does not know whither one goes, for darkness has blinded one's eyes.
12 Noobs, I write unto y'all that your sins are forgiven you for His Name's sake.
13 I write unto you fathers, how y'all have known Him Who was from the beginning. I write unto you young folks, how y'all have overcome the wicked. I write unto you young children, how y'all know the Father.
14 I write unto you fathers, how that y'all have known Him Who was from the beginning. I write unto you young folks, how y'all are strong; and the Word of God dwells in y'all, that y'all have overcome the wicked.
15 See that y'all love neither the world, nor the things that are in the world. If anyone love the world, the love of the Father is not in one.
16 For all that is in the world—as the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of goods—are not of the Father: but of the world.
17 And the world dwines away, and the lust thereof: but the one that does the will of God abides forever.
18 Little children, it is now the last time, and as y'all have heard how Gainchrist shall come: even now many gainchrists have come already, whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They went out of us, but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would wissly have gone on with us. But that happened, so it could show that they were not of us.
20 But y'all have a yoting of the Holy Poost, and y'all know all things.
21 I did not write unto y'all, as though y'all did not know the truth: but as unto them that know it, and know also that no lie comes out of truth.
22 Who is a liar, but the one that naysay that Jesus is the Chosen One? The same is the gainchrist that naysays the Father and the Son.
23 Whoever naysays the Son does not have the Father.
24 Let, therefore, abide in y'all that same thing that y'all heard at the beginning. If what y'all heard at the beginning shall stay in you, then y'all shall go on in the Son also, and in the Father.
25 And this is the oath that He has sworn us, even everlasting life.
26 These things I have written unto y'all, as toward them that mislead y'all.
27 And the yoting which y'all have numb from Him dwells in y'all. And y'all do need not for anyone to teach y'all: but as the yoting teaches y'all everything, and is true, and is no lie: and as it taught y'all, even so dwell therein.
28 And now noobs, abide in Him, so that when He shows up, we will have sureness and not be made ashamed of Him when He comes.
29 If y'all know that He is rightwise, know also that all who work rightwisness are born of Him.