1 John 1:1-6 DBY

1 That which was from [the] beginning, that which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes; that which we contemplated, and our hands handled, concerning the word of life;
2 (and the life has been manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and report to you the eternal life, which a was with the Father, and has been manifested to us:)

References for 1 John 1:2

    • b 1:2 - Hostis: as Matt. 7.24. The character, not merely the statement of the fact, 'which was such a one as that.'
      3 that which we have seen and heard we report b to you, that *ye* also may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship c [is] indeed with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

      References for 1 John 1:3

        • a 1:3 - 'Bring back the report of,' from something we have learnt.
        • c 1:3 - Koinonia: see Heb. 2.14.
          4 And these things write we to you that your joy may be full.
          5 And this is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to 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 practise the truth.