That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes
1 Ὸ̔ ἦν ἀπ ̓ ἀρχῆς, ὃ ἀκηκόαμεν, ὃ ἑωράκαμεν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν, ὃ ἐθεασάμεθα,
, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life
καὶ αἱ χεῖρες ἡμῶν ἐψηλάφησαν, περὶ τοῦ λόγου τῆς ζωῆς
the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you
2 (καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἐφανερώθη, καὶ ἑωράκαμεν, καὶ μαρτυροῦμεν, καὶ ἀπαγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν
that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us —
τὴν ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον, ἥτις ἦν πρὸς τὸν πατέρα, καὶ ἐφανερώθη ἡμῖν)·
that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship
3 ὃ ἑωράκαμεν καὶ ἀκηκόαμεν, ἀπαγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν, ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς κοινωνίαν ἔχητε
with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son
μεθ ̓ ἡμῶν· καὶ ἡ κοινωνία δὲ ἡ ἡμετέρα μετὰ τοῦ πατρὸς καὶ μετὰ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ
And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.
4 καὶ ταῦτα γράφομεν ὑμῖν, ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ὑμῶν ᾖ πεπληρωμένη.
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that
5 Καὶ ἔστιν αὕτη ἡ ἀγγελία ἣν ἀκηκόαμεν ἀπ ̓ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀναγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν, ὅτι ὁ
God is light and in Him I s no darkness at all.
Θεὸς φῶς ἐστι, καὶ σκοτία ἐν αὐτῷ οὐκ ἔστιν οὐδεμία.
If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness,
6 ἐὰν εἴπωμεν ὅτι κοινωνίαν ἔχομεν μετ ̓ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐν τῷ σκότει περιπατῶμεν,
we lie and do not practice the truth.
ψευδόμεθα, καὶ οὐ ποιοῦμεν τὴν ἀλήθειαν·
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with
7 ἐὰν δὲ ἐν τῷ φωτὶ περιπατῶμεν, ὡς αὐτός ἐστιν ἐν τῷ φωτί, κοινωνίαν ἔχομεν μετ ̓
one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all
ἀλλήλων, καὶ τὸ αἷμα Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ καθαρίζει ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης
sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth
ἁμαρτίας. 8 ἐὰν εἴπωμεν ὅτι ἁμαρτίαν οὐκ ἔχομεν, ἑαυτοὺς πλανῶμεν, καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια
is not in us.
οὐκ ἔστιν ἐν ἡμῖν.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our
9 ἐὰν ὁμολογῶμεν τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἡμῶν, πιστός ἐστι καὶ δίκαιος ἵνα ἀφῇ ἡμῖν τὰς
sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
ἁμαρτίας, καὶ καθαρίσῃ ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης ἀδικίας.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word
10 ἐὰν εἴπωμεν ὅτι οὐχ ἡμαρτήκαμεν, ψεύστην ποιοῦμεν αὐτὸν, καὶ ὁ λόγος αὐτοῦ
is not in us.
οὐκ ἔστιν ἐν ἡμῖν.
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins,
1 Τεκνία μου, ταῦτα γράφω ὑμῖν, ἵνα μὴ ἁμάρτητε. καὶ ἐάν τις ἁμάρτῃ, παράκλητον
we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
ἔχομεν πρὸς τὸν πατέρα, Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν δίκαιον·
And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only
2 καὶ αὐτὸς ἱλασμός ἐστι περὶ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῶν· οὐ περὶ τῶν ἡμετέρων δὲ μόνον,
but also for the whole world.
ἀλλὰ καὶ περὶ ὅλου τοῦ κόσμου.
Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
3 Καὶ ἐν τούτῳ γινώσκομεν ὅτι ἐγνώκαμεν αὐτόν, ἐὰν τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ τηρῶμεν.
He who says, I know Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the
4 ὁ λέγων Έ̓γνωκα αὐτόν, καὶ τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ μὴ τηρῶν, ψεύστης ἐστί, καὶ ἐν τούτῳ
truth is not in him.
ἡ ἀλήθεια οὐκ ἔστιν·
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By
5 ὃς δ ̓ ἂν τηρῇ αὐτοῦ τὸν λόγον, ἀληθῶς ἐν τούτῳ ἡ ἀγάπη τοῦ Θεοῦ τετελείωται. ἐν
this we know that we are in Him.
τούτῳ γινώσκομεν ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐσμεν·
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He
6 ὁ λέγων ἐν αὐτῷ μένειν ὀφείλει, καθὼς ἐκεῖνος περιεπάτησε, καὶ αὐτὸς οὕτω