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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 John 1

Introduction
1He describes the person of Christ, in whom we have eternal life, by a communion with God;
5to which we must adjoin holiness of life, to testify the truth of that our communion and profession of faith, as also to assure us of the forgiveness of our sins by Christ's death.

Verse 1
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, of the Word of life;
That which
2:13; Proverbs 8:22-31; Isaiah 41:4; Micah 5:2; John 1:1,2-18; 8:58; Revelation 1:8,11,17,18; 2:8
which we have heard
4:14; Luke 1:2; John 1:14; Acts 1:3; 4:20; 2 Peter 1:16-18
and our
Luke 24:39; John 20:27
the Word
5:7; John 1:14; 5:26; Revelation 19:13

Verse 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;)
the life
5:11,20; John 1:4; 11:25,26; 14:6
was manifested
3:5,8; Romans 16:25,26; 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 1:2
and bear
John 15:27; 21:14; Acts 1:22; 2:32; 3:15; 5:32; 10:41; 1 Peter 5:1
shew
5:20
that eternal
John 17:3
which was
Proverbs 8:22-30; John 1:1,2,18; 3:13; 7:29; 8:38; 16:28; 17:5; Romans 8:3; Galatians 4:4

Verse 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.
which
1; Acts 4:20
declare
5; Psalms 2:7; 22:22; Isaiah 66:19; John 17:25; Acts 13:32,41; 20:27; 1 Corinthians 15:1; Hebrews 2:12
ye also
Acts 2:42; Romans 15:27; Ephesians 3:6; Philippians 1:7; 2:1; 1 Timothy 6:2; Hebrews 3:1; 1 Peter 5:1; *Gr:
our fellowship
7; 2:23,24; John 14:20-23; 17:3,11,21; 1 Corinthians 1:9,30; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 2:1; 3:10; Hebrews 3:14
with his
5:10,11; Colossians 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:10

Verse 4
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
that
Isaiah 61:10; Habakkuk 3:17,18; John 15:11; 16:24; 2 Corinthians 1:24; Ephesians 3:19; Philippians 1:25,26; 2 John 1:12

Verse 5
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
the message
3:11; 1 Corinthians 11:23
that God
Psalms 27:1; 36:9; 84:11; Isaiah 60:19; John 1:4,9; 8:12; 9:5; 12:35,36; 1 Timothy 6:16; James 1:17; Revelation 21:23; 22:5

Verse 6
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
If
8,10; 2:4; 4:20; Matthew 7:22; James 2:14,16,18; Revelation 3:17,18
fellowship
3; Psalms 5:4-6; 94:20; 2 Corinthians 6:14-16
walk
2:9-11; Psalms 82:5; Proverbs 2:13; 4:18,19; John 3:19,20; 11:10; 12:35,46
we lie
10; 4:20; John 8:44,45; 1 Timothy 4:2
do not
John 3:21

Verse 7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
If we
2:9,10; Psalms 56:13; 89:15; 97:11; Isaiah 2:5; John 12:35; Romans 13:12; Ephesians 5:8; 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:4
as
5; Psalms 104:2; 1 Timothy 6:16; James 1:17
we have
3; Amos 3:3
and the
2:1,2; 5:6,8; Zechariah 13:1; John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 1:19; Revelation 1:5; 7:14

Verse 8
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
say
6,10; 3:5,6; 1 Kings 8:46; 2 Chronicles 6:36; Job 9:2; 14:4; 15:14; 25:4; Psalms 143:2; Proverbs 20:9; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 53:6; 64:6; Jeremiah 2:22,23; Romans 3:23; James 3:2
we deceive
1 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 6:3; 2 Timothy 3:13; James 1:22,26; 2 Peter 2:13
the truth
2:4; 1 Timothy 6:5; 2 John 1:2; 3 John 1:3

Verse 9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
we confess
Leviticus 26:40-42; 1 Kings 8:47; 2 Chronicles 6:37,38; Nehemiah 1:6; 9:2-37; Job 33:27,28; Psalms 32:5; 51:2-5; Proverbs 28:13; Daniel 9:4-20; Matthew 3:6; Mark 1:5; Acts 19:18
he is
Deuteronomy 7:9; Lamentations 3:23; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Timothy 1:15; Hebrews 10:23; 11:11
just
Isaiah 45:21; Zechariah 9:9; Romans 3:26; Hebrews 6:10; Revelation 15:3
and to
7; Psalms 19:12; 51:2; Jeremiah 33:8; Ezekiel 36:25; 37:23; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 5:26; Titus 2:14

Verse 10
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
we say
8; Psalms 130:3
we make
5:10; Job 24:25
his word
8; 2:4; 4:4; Colossians 3:16; 2 John 1:2

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 John 1:1". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". "http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/view.cgi?book=1jo&chapter=001".

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