The Lamb of God. There it was—the true Light [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] which, coming into the world, enlightens everyone. 2 He was present originally with God. 1 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the [promised] Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”, the voice of one shouting in the wilderness. This man came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe [in Christ, the Light] through him. You will do well to [assist them and] send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! You shall be called Cephas. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. The Deity of Jesus Christ. John was not the Light, but came to testify about the Light. AMPC 2 John 1 1 THE ELDERLY elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the elect (chosen) lady (Cyria) and her children, whom I truly love–and not only I but also all who are [progressively] learning to recognize and know and understand the Truth– 2 Because of the Truth which lives and stays on in our hearts and will be with us forever: Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. 5 The Light shines on in the [c]darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it]. 2 He was present originally with God. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631, All rights reserved. John 1:6 The births of both John the Baptist and Jesus were foretold by the angel, Gabriel (Luke 1:5-80). And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten. . 1 EVERYONE WHO believes (adheres to, trusts, and relies on the fact) that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah) is a born-again child of God; and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him (His offspring). 4 In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. Last Week's Top Questions . The concept of “follow” can represent three separate possibilities: in the early stages of His ministry (1) walking with Him physically (literally), that is merely being in His presence regardless of personal belief or commitment; (2) accepting and identifying with the salvation He offered; and later on (3) being identified with Him by being subject to the scorn and rejection of unbelievers because of personal belief and commitment to Him. darkness, and the darkness did not understand it, The births of both John the Baptist and Jesus were foretold by the angel, Gabriel (Luke 1:5-80). John 1:5 I.e. 1 [WE ARE writing] about the Word of Life [ in] Him Who existed from the beginning, Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands. John 1:6 The births of both John the Baptist and Jesus were foretold by the angel, Gabriel (Luke 1:5-80). 25 They asked him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize [only] [g]in water, but among you there stands One whom you do not recognize and of whom you know nothing. 5 Beloved, you are acting faithfully in what you are providing for the brothers, and especially when they are strangers; 6 and they have testified before the church of your love and friendship. He was [continually existing] in the beginning [co-eternally] with God. Update. John 1 John 1. 4 In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men. The concept of “follow” can represent three separate possibilities: in the early stages of His ministry (1) walking with Him physically (literally), that is merely being in His presence regardless of personal belief or commitment; (2) accepting and identifying with the salvation He offered; and later on (3) being identified with Him by being subject to the scorn and rejection of unbelievers because of personal belief and commitment to Him. 24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Look! In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men. He and his brother James (also an apostle) were the sons of Zebedee and Salome. 1 In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([] Christ), and the Word was with God, and [] the Word was God Himself. Here John the writer uses the Greek perfect tense (“has cried out”), emphasizing the truth and continuing importance of John the Baptist’s testimony. John 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth. 1 In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([a]Christ), and the Word was with God, and [b]the Word was God Himself. Footnotes. 12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the right [the authority, the privilege] to become children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name— 13 who were born, not of blood [natural conception], nor of the will of the flesh [physical impulse], nor of the will of man [that of a natural father], but of God [that is, a divine and supernatural birth—they are born of God—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified]. 3. 1 THE ELDERLY elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the elect (chosen) lady (Cyria) and her children, whom I truly love--and not only I but also all who are [progressively] learning to recognize and know and understand the Truth--2 Because of the Truth which lives and stays on in our hearts and will be with us forever:. Here, either time is possible, though the Roman reckoning may be more likely because if it were 4:00 p.m. the disciples might have felt compelled to go home before evening set in. 38 And Jesus turned and saw them following Him, and asked them, “What do you want?” They answered Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went [with Him] and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the [o]tenth hour. The Word of Life. John 1:16 Amplified Bible (AMP) 16 For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor, and gift heaped upon gift]. The Word Made Flesh. Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.. 2 He was present originally with God. (1) 2. The Jews reckoned daytime from sunrise (about 6:00 a.m.), so in their system the tenth hour would be 4:00 p.m. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. John the Baptist is considered to be the last of the OT prophets, and is not to be confused with John the Apostle who wrote this Gospel, three brief letters. 41 He first looked for and found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the [p]Messiah” (which translated means the Christ). I.e. . In this phrase, “God” appears first in the Greek word order, emphasizing the fact that “the Word” (Christ) was God—so “God Himself.”. found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the, The words “Messiah” and “Christ” are not personal names, but titles derived respectively from Hebrew and Greek verbs meaning “to anoint.”. One of the two who heard what John said and [as a result] followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 1 The [] oracle (a burdensome message—a pronouncement from God) concerning [] Nineveh [the capital city of Assyria]. Elizabeth was related to Mary the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:36). 2 He was [continually existing] in the beginning [co-eternally] with God. 1 John 1:1 is a prime example because it is a written epistle (letter) from the apostle John TO the churches and in this introduction he speaks of Jesus as the embodiment of the logos, or news that had been widely circulated amongst Jews in Palestine, all of which were anticipating the coming of the Christ. 6 There came a man commissioned and sent from God, whose name was [d]John. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! He was with God in the beginning. 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. 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