Parallel Verses

Godbey New Testament

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have beheld, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of the life;

New American Standard Bible

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—

King James Version

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;

Holman Bible

What was from the beginning,
what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we have observed
and have touched with our hands,
concerning the Word of life—

International Standard Version

What existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we observed and touched with our own hands this is the Word of life!

A Conservative Version

What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon, and our hands touched, concerning the Word of life

American Standard Version

That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands handled, concerning the Word of life

Amplified

[I am writing about] what existed 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 [the One who existed even before the beginning of the world, Christ]—

An Understandable Version

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

Anderson New Testament

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 concerning the Word of life;

Bible in Basic English

That which was from the first, which has come to our ears, and which we have seen with our eyes, looking on it and touching it with our hands, about the Word of life

Common New Testament

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 touched, concerning the Word of life,

Daniel Mace New Testament

Concerning the Logos, the author of Life, we declare what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have consider'd, and what has been the object of our touch.

Darby Translation

That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes; that which we contemplated, and our hands handled, concerning the word of life;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have contemplated, and our hands have handled, concerning the living Word-

Goodspeed New Testament

It is what existed from the beginning, that we announce; what we have heard, what we have seen with our own eyes, what we have beheld, and touched with our hands; it is the very message of life??2 for life has been revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it and announce to you that eternal life that was with the Father and has been revealed to us??3 it is what we have seen and heard that we announce to you also, so that you may share our fellowship, for our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ,

John Wesley New Testament

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have beheld, and our hands have handled of the word of life:

Julia Smith Translation

What was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we beheld, and our own hands felt, concerning the word of life;

King James 2000

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;

Lexham Expanded Bible

What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched, concerning the word of life--

Modern King James verseion

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, concerning the Word of Life,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That which was from the beginning, declare we unto you; 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.

Moffatt New Testament

It is of what existed from the very beginning, of what we heard, of what we saw, of what we witnessed and touched with our own hands, it is of the Logos of Life

Montgomery New Testament

It is of what has existed from the beginning, of what we have listened to, of what we have seen with our own eyes, of what we have witnessed and touched with our own heads, it is concerning the Logos of Life that we are now writing.

NET Bible

This is what we proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched (concerning the word of life --

New Heart English Bible

That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we saw, and our hands touched, concerning the Word of life

Noyes New Testament

That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we looked upon, and our hands handled, concerning the word of life,

Sawyer New Testament

THAT which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld and our hands felt, concerning the Word of life,??2 and the life was made manifest, and we have seen, and testify, and declare to you the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us,??3 that which we have seen and heard, we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

The Emphasized Bible

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we for ourselves gazed upon, and our hands did handle, concerning the Word of Life, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

THAT which was from the beginning, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have gazed upon, and our hands have handled of the word of life;

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is of what has been in existence from the Beginning, of what we have heard, of what we have seen with our eyes, of what we watched reverently and touched with our hands--it is about the Word who is the Life that we are now writing.

Webster

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;

Weymouth New Testament

That which was from the beginning, which we have listened to, which we have seen with our own eyes, and our own hands have handled concerning the Word of Life--

Williams New Testament

It is what existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our own eyes, what we have beheld, what our own hands have touched, about the very message of life --

World English Bible

That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we saw, and our hands touched, concerning the Word of life

Worrell New Testament

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

Worsley New Testament

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,

Youngs Literal Translation

That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we did behold, and our hands did handle, concerning the Word of the Life --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

was
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

the beginning
ἀρχή 
Arche 
Usage: 42

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980
Usage: 980
Usage: 980

we have heard
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

we have seen with
ὁράω 
Horao 
see, take heed, behold, perceive, not tr
Usage: 36

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388
Usage: 388

ὀφθαλμός 
Ophthalmos 
Usage: 57

θεάομαι 
theaomai 
Usage: 18

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

χείρ 
Cheir 
hand, not tr
Usage: 149

ψηλαφάω 
Pselaphao 
Usage: 3

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

the Word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 1:1

Images 1 John 1:1

Prayers for 1 John 1:1

Context Readings

Prologue

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have beheld, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of the life; 2 and the life was made manifest, and we have seen, and we testify, and we proclaim to you the life which is eternal, which was with the Father, and has been made manifest unto us;


Cross References

John 20:27

Then He says to Thomas, Bring hither your finger, and see my hands, and bring your hand, and cast it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

Luke 24:39

See my hands and my feet, that I am He: feel me; and see, because a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me having.

Acts 4:20

for we are not able not to speak those things which we have seen and heard.

1 John 4:14

And we have seen and we testify that the Father has sent forth his Son the Saviour of the world.

John 5:26

For as the Father hath life in Himself, so also He has given to His Son to have life also in Himself.

Luke 1:2

as those being eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word have delivered unto us;

John 1:1-18

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 8:58

Jesus said unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

John 19:35

And He having seen hath testified, and his testimony is true: and he knows that he speaks the truth, that you also may believe.

Acts 1:3

To whom He also, after He suffered, manifested Himself alive in many testimonials, being seen by them forty days, and speaking the things concerning the kingdom of God:

2 Peter 1:16-18

For not having followed cunningly devised fables, have we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but having been eyewitnesses of his majesty.

1 John 1:2-3

and the life was made manifest, and we have seen, and we testify, and we proclaim to you the life which is eternal, which was with the Father, and has been made manifest unto us;

1 John 2:13-14

I write unto you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because you have conquered the wicked one. I have written unto you, little children, because you have known the Father.

1 John 5:7

Because there are three who are bearing witness,

Revelation 1:8

I am Alpha and Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was, and who is coming, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:11

saying, Write what you are seeing in a book, and send it to the seven churches; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamum, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

Revelation 1:17-18

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man; and he laid his right hand on me, saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

Revelation 2:8

And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write; The first and the last, who was dead, and is alive, says these things:

Revelation 19:13

and being clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name has been called, The Word of God.

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