1 John 1:1

The Word of Life

1 1That which was 2from the beginning, 3which we have heard, 4which we have seen with our eyes, 5which we looked upon and 6have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life--

1 John 1:1 In-Context

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life--
2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us--
3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Cross References 6

  • 1. See John 1:1
  • 2. [1 John 2:13, 14]
  • 3. Acts 4:20
  • 4. John 19:35
  • 5. 1 John 4:14; John 1:14; 2 Peter 1:16
  • 6. Luke 24:39; John 20:27
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