It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. (FZ) 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. (EA), 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. The First Epistle of John, often referred to as First John and written 1 John or I John, is the first of the Johannine epistles of the New Testament, and the fourth of the catholic epistles.There is no scholarly consensus as to the authorship of the Johannine works.The author of the First Epistle is termed John the Evangelist, who most scholars believe is not the same as John the Apostle. (CO) 2 Dear friends,(CP) now we are children of God,(CQ) and what we will be has not yet been made known. (DX) 15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister(DY) is a murderer,(DZ) and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. A primary pronoun of the first person I. Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural. 1 That which was from the beginning, ... 4 We write this to make our 1:4 Some manuscripts your joy complete. (BX) 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also. (CC) 27 As for you, the anointing(CD) you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. 2 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. But perfect love drives out fear,(GF) because fear has to do with punishment. The beautiful prologue (1 John 1:1-4) is like the one in John's gospel, having the profoundest dimensions and embryonically stating the theme as: "God manifested in Jesus Christ, that man may have fellowship with the Father through the Son. Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural. 1 John 1:1-10. 1 John 5:13 , answers. 1-john 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. (AV) They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them. Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario (Oregon) teaches through the Bible from the book of 1 John. Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Feminine Singular. 18 Dear children, this is the last hour;(BO) and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,(BP) even now many antichrists have come. (GG) 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister(GH) is a liar. (DU) 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters,[i] if the world hates you. 13 This is how we know(FU) that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. [g](BV) 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it(BW) and because no lie comes from the truth. A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe. 1 John 1:1-4. (GI) For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen,(GJ) cannot love God, whom they have not seen. (AR) 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister[e] lives in the light,(AS) and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 3. He calls this person "The Word of Life." (W), 2 My dear children,(X) I write this to you so that you will not sin. Everyone who loves has been born of God(FI) and knows God. And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full. 1 John 1:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 1:4, NIV: "We write this to make our joy complete." 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 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;) (FM) 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us(FN) and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. S Lk 24:48; Jn 1:14; 19:35; Ac 4:20; 2Pe 1:16; 1Jn 4:14, Jn 1:1-4; 11:25; 14:6; 1Ti 3:16; 1Pe 1:20; 1Jn 3:5, 8, Jn 3:19-21; 8:12; 2Co 6:14; Eph 5:8; 1Jn 2:11, ver 12, 13, 28; 1Jn 3:7, 18; 4:4; 5:21; S 1Th 2:11, ver 11; Lev 19:17; 1Jn 3:10, 15, 16; 4:20, 21, Jn 13:34, 35; 15:12; 1Jn 4:7, 11, 21; 2Jn 5, S Lk 24:47; Jn 1:12; 3:18; 20:31; 1Co 6:11; 1Jn 5:13, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. (CW) 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. (CA) 25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life. A new command from Christ. 1Jn 2:7,13,24; 3:11 2. (FE) This is how we recognize the Spirit[j] of truth(FF) and the spirit of falsehood. 1 John 2:1-6. Which was "from the beginning" a. John may have reference to the creation of the world - cf. Or he may have reference to the beginning of the gospel - cf. 2. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate(Y) with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. The testimony of the apostle concerning the reality of the person and doctrine of Christ; and the end for which he bears this testimony, 1 John 1:1-4.God is light, and none can have fellowship with him who do not walk in the light; those who walk in the light are cleansed from all unrighteousness by the blood of Christ, 1 John 1:5-7. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist. The Word of life. (CJ), 29 If you know that he is righteous,(CK) you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him. God is *light and we should walk in the *light. God is love. because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. John and Peter and Paul all have different ministries, as I have suggested. From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. (DT) And why did he murder him? 4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; … (T) 10 If we claim we have not sinned,(U) we make him out to be a liar(V) and his word is not in us. Most people understand that the important things in life are not things at all – they are the relationships we have. JOHN'S FIRST LETTER. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural. We must test spiritual experiences and spiritual phenomenon to see if they are in fact from God.i. Why is Jesus called "the Word"? John 1:4, ESV: "In him was life, and the life was the light of men." * [1:1–4] There is a striking parallel to the prologue of the gospel of John (Jn 1:1–18), but the emphasis here is not on the preexistent Word but rather on the apostles’ witness to the incarnation of life by their experience of the historical Jesus. (EU) 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh(EV) is from God,(EW) 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness. 18 There is no fear in love. 1-john 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. (BD)I write to you, young men, because you are strong,(BE) and the word of God(BF) lives in you,(BG) and you have overcome the evil one.(BH). Commentary on 1 John 1:1-4 (Read 1 John 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 … God has put a desire for relationship in every one of us, a desire He intended to be met with relationships with other people, but most of all, to be met by a relationship with Him. Calm delight. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. 1 John 1:4, NASB: "These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete." 21 Dear friends,(EH) if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God(EI) 22 and receive from him anything we ask,(EJ) because we keep his commands(EK) and do what pleases him. Anyone who does not love remains in death. John 1:4, NASB: "In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind." ὁ Λόγος ἡ ζωή φανερόω μαρτυρέω ζωὴ αἰώνιος η΅ν πρός ἡ χαρὰ η΅ι πεπληρωμένη, Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural. (BQ) This is how we know it is the last hour. John 1:4, KJV: "In him was life; and the life was the light of men." 6. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. (1 John 1:1-4 RSV) Three things are highlighted for us in this introduction: A relationship, a fellowship, and a joy that follows. And these things we write, so that our joy might be complete. Ταῦτα , these things ) From the emphatic singular he comes to the plural, for the sake of greater convenience of expression. (AJ), 7 Dear friends,(AK) I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. From pleres; to make replete, i.e. Joy, gladness, a source of joy. (AP), 9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister[d](AQ) is still in the darkness. There's nothing artificial about genuine Christianity." Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. (DB), 7 Dear children,(DC) do not let anyone lead you astray. (P), 8 If we claim to be without sin,(Q) we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard,(G) so that you also may have fellowship with us. All rights reserved worldwide. 8 Yet I am writing you a new command;(AM) its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing(AN) and the true light(AO) is already shining. (CF), 28 And now, dear children,(CG) continue in him, so that when he appears(CH) we may be confident(CI) and unashamed before him at his coming. John was one of the 3 most intimate associates of Jesus (along with Peter and James; compare Matt. We write these things so that our joy may be complete. (EG), 19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. (FJ) 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 1 - NIV: That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. For there are many false prophets in the world. because you know him who is from the beginning. CONCERNS THE "WORD OF LIFE" (1) 1. In John 1:1-2 and John 1:14 Jesus is called "the Word". But as his anointing teaches you about all things(CE) and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him. The children of God do the right things. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. (BB), 14 I write to you, dear children,(BC) because you know the Father.I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. (DR) 12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one(DS) and murdered his brother. (GB) 17 This is how love is made complete(GC) among us so that we will have confidence(GD) on the day of judgment:(GE) In this world we are like Jesus. 1 John 1:5-10. 1 John chapter 4 KJV (King James Version) 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:. Jn 1:1 b. New International Version (NIV). (AY)13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. The Incarnation of the Word of Life. I, the first-person pronoun. 4. 17:1; 26:37), being an eyewitness to and participant in Jesus’ earthly ministry (1:1-4). The one who fears is not made perfect in love. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.a. Do not believe every spirit: John warned against believing every spirit; that is, we are never to assume every spiritual experience or every demonstration of spiritual power is from God. 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. As John continues his introduction of Jesus, he focuses on the pair of words: Light and life. (DE) 8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil,(DF) because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. This is the spirit of the antichrist,(EX) which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 1:4 In him was life . (AD) 4 Whoever says, “I know him,”(AE) but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. In 1 John 1:1-4, John is saying, "Christianity is real. 1 John 5:1-4 Some time ago I read of a man who spent a few months in India. NT Letters: 1 John 1:4 And we write these things to you (1J iJ 1Jn i jn 1 jo). Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that. In Jesus we have the embodiment of both life and light. (AL) This old command is the message you have heard. (AH) This is how we know(AI) we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. (CX) And in him is no sin. (CY) 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. (AF) 5 But if anyone obeys his word,(AG) love for God[c] is truly made complete in them. Verse 1. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. (CN) And that is what we are! 19 We love because he first loved us. (EB) And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. (CL), 3 See what great love(CM) the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of John taught by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. (N) 7 But if we walk in the light,(O) as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin. 1 John 1:1-4. 1 John 1:4, ESV: "And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete." (BJ) 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh,(BK) the lust of the eyes,(BL) and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins,(Z) and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us. 1 John 2:7-17. In order that, so that. 1. Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular. (CV), 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 1 John 2:18-29. Christ speaks for us and we should obey God. (GA) Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. (AA), 3 We know(AB) that we have come to know him(AC) if we keep his commands. Introduction. (FV) 14 And we have seen and testify(FW) that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. (FX) 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,(FY) God lives in them and they in God. The reason the Son of God(DG) appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. (R) 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins(S) and purify us from all unrighteousness. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. (AT) 11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister(AU) is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. I am, exist. John reminds us at the end of this verse that reality is in a person. John 1:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 1:4, NIV: "In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind." (ER), 4 Dear friends,(ES) do not believe every spirit,(ET) but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (EL) 23 And this is his command: to believe(EM) in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,(EN) and to love one another as he commanded us. 10 This is how we know who the children of God(DL) are and who the children of the devil(DM) are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love(DN) their brother and sister. (FK) 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son(FL) into the world that we might live through him. But it must all begin with this matter of relationship, for John is concerned first about the family of God. (GK) 21 And he has given us this command:(GL) Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.(GM). The prime way that He did that is in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ, who is the eternal God in human flesh. 5. REALITY WAS SEEN - Vs. 1. (AZ)I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome(BA) the evil one. 1. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. (AW), 12 I am writing to you, dear children,(AX) because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. 19 They went out from us,(BR) but they did not really belong to us. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it" (John 1:4-5 NIV). (BY), 24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning(BZ) remains in you. 22 Who is the liar? (EC) 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them,(ED) how can the love of God be in that person? 1 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. But we know that when Christ appears,[h](CR) we shall be like him,(CS) for we shall see him as he is. Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. 17 The world and its desires pass away,(BM) but whoever does the will of God(BN) lives forever. 1 John 1:4, KJV: "And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full." John wrote, "In him was life, and that life was the light of men. True Christianity is Jesus Christ revealed. (H) 4 We write this(I) to make our[a] joy complete. 1 John 4 - NIV: Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (FR) 12 No one has ever seen God;(FS) but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.(FT). (EO) 24 The one who keeps God’s commands(EP) lives in him,(EQ) and he in them. (FO) 11 Dear friends,(FP) since God so loved us,(FQ) we also ought to love one another. (BS), 20 But you have an anointing(BT) from the Holy One,(BU) and all of you know the truth. John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. When he came back, he was discussing India at the home of some of his friends, and the talk drifted to missions, and this man, out of his wide experience, about five months in India, said, "I have no use for missions and missionaries. While the spiritual, eternal dimension of life is not absent from this verse, John is here writing primarily of physical life. (CZ) No one who continues to sin has either seen him(DA) or known him. The main foundation of Christianity is not the speculations of men about God, but rather that God has chosen to reveal Himself to us. These things , and no other: 2 Corinthians 1:13 , much less, smaller and more trifling things, as the defenders of traditions say.— γράφομεν ὑμῖν , we write to you ) To this present the past, I have written , ch. JOHN'S AIM IN WRITING THIS EPISTLE (1:1-4) A. (J), 5 This is the message we have heard(K) from him and declare to you: God is light;(L) in him there is no darkness at all. (FG), 7 Dear friends, let us love one another,(FH) for love comes from God. 2 The life appeared;(D) we have seen it and testify to it,(E) and we proclaim to you the eternal life,(F) which was with the Father and has appeared to us. (DO), 11 For this is the message you heard(DP) from the beginning:(DQ) We should love one another. 1 John 1:4. 1-john 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Habakkuk 3:17,18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: …. 1 That which was from the beginning,(A) which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes,(B) which we have looked at and our hands have touched(C)—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. (DH) 9 No one who is born of God(DI) will continue to sin,(DJ) because God’s seed(DK) remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. (EY), 4 You, dear children,(EZ) are from God and have overcome them,(FA) because the one who is in you(FB) is greater than the one who is in the world. (DD) The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us. (DV) 14 We know that we have passed from death to life,(DW) because we love each other. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 1 John 1 – Fellowship with God. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness,(M) we lie and do not live out the truth. (BI) If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[f] is not in them. (FC) 5 They are from the world(FD) and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. (EE) 18 Dear children,(EF) let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (CT) 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves,(CU) just as he is pure. 1 John 1:4 Some manuscripts your; 1 John 1:7 Or every; 1 John 2:5 Or word, God’s love; 1 John 2:9 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in verse 11; and in 3:15, 17; 4:20; 5:16. Throughout his Gospel John presents Jesus Christ as the one in whom spiritual, eternal life is to be found. John warns about false *Christs. (CB), 26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 1 John 4:1-4 New King James Version (NKJV) Love for God and One Another. Like Cain, who belonged to the evil one ( DS ) and his! 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