1 Quod fuit ab initio, quod audi vimus, quod vidimus oculis no stris, quod perspeximus, et manus nostrae contrectaverunt de verbo vitae
2 - et vita apparuit, et vidimus et testamur et annuntiamus vobis vitam aeternam, quae erat coram Patre et apparuit nobis -
3 quod vidimus et audivimus, annuntiamus et vobis, ut et vos communionem habeatis nobiscum. Communio autem nostra est cum Patre et cum Filio eius Iesu Christo.
4 Et haec scribimus nos, ut gaudium nostrum sit plenum.
5 Et haec est annuntiatio, quam audivimus ab eo et annuntiamus vobis, quoniam Deus lux est, et tenebrae in eo non sunt ullae.
6 Si dixerimus quoniam communionem habemus cum eo, et in tenebris ambulamus, mentimur et non facimus veritatem;
7 si autem in luce ambulemus, sicut ipse est in luce, communionem habemus ad invicem, et sanguis Iesu Filii eius mundat nos ab omni peccato.
8 Si dixerimus quoniam peccatum non habemus, nosmetipsos seducimus, et veritas in nobis non est.
9 Si confiteamur peccata nostra, fidelis est et iustus, ut remittat nobis peccata et emundet nos ab omni iniustitia.
10 Si dixerimus quoniam non peccavimus, mendacem facimus eum, et verbum eius non est in nobis.
King James Version
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.