1 John 1

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1 John 1
End of 2 Peter and Beginning of 1 John in Alexandrinus.JPG
The end part of the Second Epistle of Peter (3:16-18) and the beginning of the First Epistle of John (1:1-2:9) on the same page of Codex Alexandrinus (AD 400-440).
Book First Epistle of John
Bible part New Testament
Order in the Bible part 23
Category General epistles

1 John 1 is the first chapter of the First Epistle of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.[1][2] The epistle is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle.[3][4]



This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

Verse 1[edit]

New King James Version

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—[5]

Verse 2[edit]

New King James Version

the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us—[6]

Verse 3[edit]

New King James Version

that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.[7]

Verse 7[edit]

New King James Version

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.[8]

Verse 9[edit]

New King James Version

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook: an abbreviated Bible commentary. 23rd edition. Zondervan Publishing House. 1962.
  2. ^ Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
  3. ^ Davids, Peter H (1982). I Howard Marshall and W Ward Gasque, ed. New International Greek Testament Commentary: The Epistle of James (Repr. ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans. ISBN 0802823882.
  4. ^ Evans, Craig A (2005). Craig A Evans, ed. Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: John, Hebrews-Revelation. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Victor. ISBN 0781442281.
  5. ^ 1 John 1:1
  6. ^ 1 John 1:2
  7. ^ 1 John 1:3
  8. ^ 1 John 1:7
  9. ^ 1 John 1:9

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gill, John. Exposition of the Entire Bible (1746-1763).

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