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

  • George Medina
    The bible is the living word of God, 1 John and the rest of the bible shows God love for us. But we must begin at the beginning. Repent, turn to God, ask for forgiveness, ask him to give us his holy Spirit and begin to live like a person who has repented of his former lifestyle. For God so loved you he gave his only begotten Son to be crucified for you that you believing might be saved. God is lov
  • Irene123
    To Bruce - Thank-you for taking the time to answer my query about "..... you will know; impossible not to know." I've known for2 1/2 yrs.; I'm just sorry you couldn't help me more (had I not already been saved) by giving me salvation scripture - such as Matt.28:19 and Acts 2:37-38.
  • Steve morrow
    Robert --- proverbs 6:20 my son keep thy fathers commandment and forsake not the law of thy mother 21 bind them continually upon thine heart and tie them around thy neck 22when thou goest it shall lead thee when thou sleepest it shall keep thee and when thou awakest it shall talk with thee 23 for the commandment is a lamp and the law is light and reproofs of instruction are the way of life
  • Bruce
    Only you can answer that question. If you feel in your heart he's calling you letting you know you're wrong you need salvation. Call on him while he is near just say Lord I'm sorry,forgive me just like 1st John 1:9. If he enters your heart you will be changed! 2 Corinthians5:17
  • ROBERT
    I HAVE BEEN READING JOHN 1 PAST 3 MORNINGS DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT BIBLE IS GOD SPEEKING TO ME
  • Isaac
    It is beautifully expressed by John how even though we are saved by accepting the Bible truths, we have a way of keeping track of our spiritual condition of heart. Even Peter admitted his sin of denial of Jesus. The blood of Jesus keeps us continually clean as far as eternal security, though we wash our feet daily as we move from glory to glory.

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