1 John 1:2

“(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;)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(For the life was manifested, and we haue seene it, and beare witnes, and shew vnto you that eternall life which was with the Father, and was manifested vnto vs.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare unto you the life, the eternal `life', which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us);
- American Standard Version (1901)

(And the life was made clear to us, and we have seen it and are witnessing to it and giving you word of that eternal life which was with the Father and was seen by us);
- Basic English Bible

(and the life has been manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and report to you the eternal life, which was with the Father, and has been manifested to us:)
- Darby Bible

(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and testify, and show to you that eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;)
- Webster's Bible

the Life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness, and we declare unto you the Life of the Ages which was with the Father and was manifested to us--
- Weymouth Bible

(and the life was revealed, and we have seen, and testify, and declare to you the life, the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was revealed to us);
- World English Bible

And we sayn, and we witnessen, and tellen to you the euerlastynge lijf, that was anentis the fadir, and apperide to vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the Life was manifested, and we have seen, and do testify, and declare to you the Life, the age-during, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:2


1:2 For the life - The living Word. Was manifested - In the flesh, to our very senses. And we testify and declare - We testify by declaring, by preaching, and writing, #1Jo 1:3|,4. Preaching lays the foundation, #1Jo 1:5 |- 10: writing builds there on. To you - Who have not seen. The eternal life - Which always was, and afterward appeared to us. This is mentioned in the beginning of the epistle. In the end of it is mentioned the same eternal life, which we shall always enjoy.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:2


1Jo 1:2 For the life was manifested. The office of the apostle, having seen and known the Eternal Life as he lived on earth, was to bear witness of him to the world.

Discussion for 1 John 1

  • BSP
    All of us are born with sin due to the fact that we have inherited sin from Adam and Eve. One may say we weren't born with sin but that one would be deceiving themselves as the verse brings out.
  • Baabolu Joshua
    The Lord is so righteous a judge: therefore,He will not allow me to remain a sinner. since he made his son sin,that I might become his righteousness I have dominion over the power of sin.Besides, he plainly said,you are welcome to the Heavenly Jeruselem in companium with unnumerable Eagles This is not a place of sin! But of righteousness.
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is the word of God he who loves him will keep his commandments we are saved by his Grace and we are pardoned. All he needs from us is obedience to his words. Jesus is enough to have everything ..Amen
  • Ulysses McCall
    When we fulfill Jesus's commandment our lives is so much better. So when we walk in light our Savior and Lord is well please with us.
  • John madden
    If we claim to walk with god ..but walk in darkness we dont have truth in us..if we walk in light we have tge benifits of fellowship and relationship..cleansed from sin..believers live in the light.were not suppose to be in the dark.have no fellowship with the things of darkness
  • Victor Thompson
    God is good. I find John's writing to be so refreshing, concise and encouraging. God is good!

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