We have beheld (teqeameqa). Perfect middle of qeaomai as in verse John 12 , though the aorist in John 1:1 ; John 1:14 (eqeasameqa). John is qualified to bear witness (marturoumen as in John 1:2 ) as Jesus had charged the disciples to do ( Acts 1:8 ). Hath sent (apestalken). As in verse 1 John 4:9 , though apesteilen in verse 1 John 10 . To be the Saviour of the world (swthra tou kosmou). Predicate accusative of swthr (Saviour), like ilasmon in verse 1 John 10 . This very phrase occurs elsewhere only in John 4:42 as the confession of the Samaritans, but the idea is in John 3:17 .