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

  • Yacob
    I believe that the Jesus most people worship in America is as Paul stated to the Corinthians "another Jesus." who is in reality a Deist, a racist, a sexist and a leader of the cause against antisemitism. A political and economical strategist. His kingdom is a corpratocracy. He conquerors the world by way of bloodshed. He is indeed an Antichrist, and is greed is his creed.

  • Julia Peterson
    v6:If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: Although I've read this many times, I always tried to justify my sins. Thank God for another chance. I choose Jesus , I have surrendered ALL! Hallelujah! Once we have given our lives to Christ sin has to go. It's either we love Jesus or we love our sin. Help us Lord.
  • Brother James
    Hello Vanessa. Peace of Christ... Are you baptized in the Name of Jesus?? Do you believe in the trinity? do you keep the Holy Sabbath-Day....Brother James....
  • Bruce
    Adam died as soon as he listened to Eve.
  • A disciple
    "That which was from the beginning...of the Word of life" For most reading the story of the beginning, it is hard to understand that when God said to the man, "..For in the day you eat thereof you shall surely die;" and then after he did eat of the tree that he was commanded not to eat, he was still allowed more than 900 years before he died. The mercy extended to us all is on account of Christ.
  • Love
    WORD: it is true that we should not believe in man. However, the bible in Ephisians 4:11 teaches that God gave apostles, preachers, teachers, some pastors for the perfecting of the saints, the work of the ministry and the edifying of the body of Christ. Yes we must be aware that some may come in sheep's clothing but one must study God's word and ask for the holy spirit to guide us in all truths

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