New Living Translation
This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English Bible
This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Young's Literal Translation
And this is the message that we have heard from Him, and announce to you, that God is light, and darkness in Him is not at all;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:5 And this is the sum of the message which we have heard of him - The Son of God. That God is light - The light of wisdom, love, holiness, glory. What light is to the natural eye, that God is to the spiritual eye. And in him is no darkness at all - No contrary principle. He is pure, unmixed light.
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1 JOHN i. 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! What do we mean, when we speak of the Life everlasting? Do we mean that men's souls are immortal, and will live for ever after death, either in happiness or misery? We must mean more than that. At least we ought to mean more than that, if we be Christian men. For the Bible tells us, that Christ brought life and immortality to …
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but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.
Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD!
He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though he is surrounded by light.
This was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, "Who are you?"
1 Timothy 6:16
He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen.
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
1 John 3:11
This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
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