1 John 1:3

“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That which wee haue seene and heard, declare we vnto you, that ye also may haue felowship with vs; and truely our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Sonne Iesus Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have fellowship with us: yea, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ:
- American Standard Version (1901)

We give you word of all we have seen and everything which has come to our ears, so that you may be united with us; and we are united with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ:
- Basic English Bible

that which we have seen and heard we report to you, that *ye* also may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship [is] indeed with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
- Darby Bible

That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

that which we have seen and listened to we now announce to you also, in order that you also may have fellowship in it with us, and this fellowship with us is fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us. Yes, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

Therfor `we tellen to you that thing, that we seyn, and herden, that also ye haue felowschipe with vs, and oure felowschip be with the fadir, and with his sone Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

that which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that ye also may have fellowship with us, and our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:3


1:3 That which we have seen and heard - Of him and from him. Declare we to you - For this end. That ye also may have fellowship with us - May enjoy the same fellowship which we enjoy. And truly our fellowship - Whereby he is in us and we in him. Is with the Father and with the son - Of the Holy Ghost he speaks afterwards.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:3


1Jo 1:3 That ye also may have fellowship. To declare what they had seen and heard was simply to preach the gospel. This knowledge communicated to others brought those who accepted it into a fellowship of knowledge and hope. Those are in fellowship who are partakers of the same faith, hopes, and privileges. With us. All the saints entered into fellowship with the apostles, but the apostles were in fellowship with the Father. This grand fellowship, that of the saints with the Father and the Son, is simply a guarantee that no good thing will be withheld from us; that "all things are ours". There is a fellowship of peace, of concord, of eternal life and glory.

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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