What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life--
Then He said to Thomas, "Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing."
"See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."
We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
"For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself;
"The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.
"Who has performed and accomplished it, Calling forth the generations from the beginning? 'I, the LORD, am the first, and with the last I am He.'"
"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity."
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am."
And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.
To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.
For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
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--
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.
For there are three that testify:
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
saying, "Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man And He placed His right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this:
He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.