That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have contemplated, and our very hands have felt concerning the Word of life,
Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands, and reach hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not incredulous, but believing.
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
For as the Father hath life in Himself, so hath He given also to the Son to have life in Himself.
as they delivered them to us, who were from the beginning eye-witnesses of them, and ministers of the word;
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And he that saw it testifieth it, and his testimony is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye may believe.
to whom also He presented Himself alive, after He had suffered, by many certain proofs; being seen among them for forty days, and speaking of the things relating to the kingdom of God.
For we did not follow artfully devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.
(for this Life was manifested, and we saw it; and we testify and declare unto you that eternal Life, which was with the Father,
I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning: and I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. Yea I have written to you, little children, because ye have known the Father:
Yea there are three that bear witness, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood:
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
saying, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last; and, What thou seest write in a book, and send it to the seven churches in Asia, to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, 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 upon me, and said to me, "Fear not,
And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, These things saith the First and the Last, who was dead and is alive;
And He was clothed with a vesture dipt in blood: and his name is called, "The Word of God."