1 John 1:2
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New International Version
The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.

New Living Translation
This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us.

English Standard Version
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—

Berean Study Bible
And this is the life that was revealed; we have seen it and testified to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us.

Berean Literal Bible
and the life was made manifest, and we have seen and bear witness, and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was revealed to us--

New American Standard Bible
and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us--

King James Bible
(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;)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
that life was revealed, and we have seen it and we testify and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us--

International Standard Version
This life was revealed to us, and we have seen it and testify about it. We declare to you this eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us.

NET Bible
and the life was revealed, and we have seen and testify and announce to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us).

New Heart English Bible
(and the life was revealed, and we have seen, and testify, and declare to you the life, the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was revealed to us);

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Life was revealed and we perceived and we testify and we proclaim to you the Life Eternal, that which was with The Father and was revealed to us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This life was revealed to us. We have seen it, and we testify about it. We are reporting to you about this eternal life that was in the presence of the Father and was revealed to us.

New American Standard 1977
and the life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us—

Jubilee Bible 2000
(for the life is manifested, and we also saw it and bear witness and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father and appeared unto us);

King James 2000 Bible
(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

American King James Version
(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show to you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;)

American Standard Version
(and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare unto you the life, the eternal life , which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us);

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the life was manifested; and we have seen and do bear witness, and declare unto you the life eternal, which was with the Father, and hath appeared to us:

Darby Bible Translation
(and the life has been manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and report to you the eternal life, which was with the Father, and has been manifested to us:)

English Revised Version
(and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare unto you the life, the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us);

Webster's Bible Translation
(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and testify, and show to you that eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;)

Weymouth New Testament
the Life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness, and we declare unto you the Life of the Ages which was with the Father and was manifested to us--

World English Bible
(and the life was revealed, and we have seen, and testify, and declare to you the life, the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was revealed to us);

Young's Literal Translation
and the Life was manifested, and we have seen, and do testify, and declare to you the Life, the age-during, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-4 That essential Good, that uncreated Excellence, which had been from the beginning, from eternity, as equal with the Father, and which at length appeared in human nature for the salvation of sinners, was the great subject concerning which the apostle wrote to his brethren. The apostles had seen Him while they witnessed his wisdom and holiness, his miracles, and love and mercy, during some years, till they saw him crucified for sinners, and afterwards risen from the dead. They touched him, so as to have full proof of his resurrection. This Divine Person, the Word of life, the Word of God, appeared in human nature, that he might be the Author and Giver of eternal life to mankind, through the redemption of his blood, and the influence of his new-creating Spirit. The apostles declared what they had seen and heard, that believers might share their comforts and everlasting advantages. They had free access to God the Father. They had a happy experience of the truth in their souls, and showed its excellence in their lives. This communion of believers with the Father and the Son, is begun and kept up by the influences of the Holy Spirit. The benefits Christ bestows, are not like the scanty possessions of the world, causing jealousies in others; but the joy and happiness of communion with God is all-sufficient, so that any number may partake of it; and all who are warranted to say, that truly their fellowship is with the Father, will desire to lead others to partake of the same blessedness.
Study Bible
The Word of Life
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have gazed upon and touched with our own hands—this is the Word of life. 2And this is the life that was revealed; we have seen it and testified to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us. 3We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And this fellowship of ours is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.…
Cross References
John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:4
In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

John 10:28
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand.

John 15:27
And you also must testify, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

John 17:3
Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.

John 19:35
The one who saw it has testified to this, and his testimony is true. He knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.

1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have gazed upon and touched with our own hands--this is the Word of life.

1 John 2:25
And this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life.

1 John 3:5
But you know that Christ appeared to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin.

1 John 3:8
The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the very start. This is why the Son of God was revealed, to destroy the works of the devil.
Treasury of Scripture

(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show to you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;)

the life.

1 John 5:11,20 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and …

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

was manifested.

1 John 3:5,8 And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in …

Romans 16:25,26 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, …

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before …

and bear.

John 15:27 And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from …

John 21:14 This is now the third time that Jesus showed himself to his disciples, …

Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, to that same day that he was …

Acts 2:32 This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; …

Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy …

Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before God, even to …

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and …

shew.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, …

that eternal. See on

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true …

which was.

Proverbs 8:22-30 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old…

John 1:1,2,18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the …

John 3:13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from …

John 7:29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me.

John 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which …

John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, …

John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory …

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, …

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, …

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