That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we gazed upon, and our hands handled, concerning the Word of Life
Then He saith to Thomas, "Reach hither your finger, and see My hands; and reach hither your hand, and press it into My side; and be not faithless, but believing."
See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; handle Me, and see; because a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as ye behold Me having."
And we have beheld, and testify, that the Father hath sent the Son, as Savior of the world.
For, as the Father hath life in Himself, so also He gave to the Son to have life in Himself;
even as those who from the beginning were eye-witnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us;
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he says what is true, that ye also may believe.
to whom He also presented Himself alive, after He suffered, by many proofs; being seen by them during forty days, and speaking the things concerning the Kingdom of God.
For, not as having followed after cunningly-devised stories, did we make known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but as having been made spectators of His majesty.
(and the Life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you The Eternal Life; Who, indeed, was with the Father, and was manifested to us);
I write to you, fathers, because ye have known Him Who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye have conquered the evil one. I wrote to you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
And the Spirit is He Who beareth witness, because the Spirit is the Truth:
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," saith the Lord God, Who is, and Who was, and Who is coming, the Almighty.
saying, "What you see, write in a book, and send it to the seven assemblies; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
And, when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead! And He laid His right hand on me, saying, "Fear not; I am the First and the Last,
"And to the angel of the assembly in Smyrna write these things," saith the First and the Last, Who became dead, and lived:
and He is clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood; and His name is called "THE WORD OF GOD."