1:1 From the start, what we heard, saw with our eyes, and touched with our hands concerning the Wisdom of life:
1:2 And this life became manifest. We have seen, testified and proclaimed to you the everlasting life that has been with the Creator and became manifest to us.
1:3 We are reporting to you what we have seen and heard, so that you too may become friends with us, as we are friends with the Creator and with His Representative, Jesus the Anointed of God [Messiah, Christ].
1:4 We are writing these things so that you become filled with joy.
1:5 And this is the message we have heard from Him and report to you: God is radiant; and in Him exists no darkness.
1:6 If we say we are friends with Him and yet we walk in the darkness, we are being deceitful and not dwelling in the Truth.
1:7 But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light: We share friendship with each other, then the essence of Jesus, His Representative, purifies us of our transgressions.
1:8 If we claim to be without transgression, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not within us.
1:9 If we admit our transgressions, He is merciful and righteous, and will forgive our transgressions and cleanse us of our wickedness.
1:10 If we claim we have not made transgressions, we deem Him false and His wisdom is not within us.