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George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
John 1:3

Everything came to be by his hand; and without him not even one thing came to be of what was created.

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- Clarke Commentary;   A.W. Pinks's Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Coffman Commentaries;   Barne's Notes;   Box's Commentaries on Selected Books;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Calvin's Commentary;   Cambridge Greek Testament;   Lapide's Commentary;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Daily Study Bible;   Darby's Synopsis;   Ellicott's Commentary;   Expositor's Greek Testament;   Family Bible New Testament;   Hole's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Golden Chain Commentary;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Godbey's NT Commentary;   Everett's Study Notes;   Geneva Study Bible;   Alford's Commentary;   Haydock's Catholic Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Mahan's Commentary;   The Bible Study New Testament;   Ironside's Notes;   Bengel's Gnomon;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   Gray's Commentary;   The People's Bible;   Sutcliffe's Commentary;   Trapp's Commentary;   Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible;   Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures;   Grant's Commentary;   Wells of Living Water;   MacLaren's Expositions;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Poole's Annotations;   Pett's Bible Commentary;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   People's New Testament;   Benson's Commentary;   Robertson's Word Pictures;   Ryle's Exposiory Thougths;   Sermon Bible;   Schaff's New Testament Commentary;   Spurgeon's Verse Expositions;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Expositor's Bible;   Fourfold Gospel;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Vincent's Studies;   Burkitt's Notes;   Wesley's Notes;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Earth;   Jesus, the Christ;   Jesus Continued;   Power;   Scofield Reference Index - Faith;   Holy Spirit;   Life;   Thompson Chain Reference - Christ;   Creator;   Names;   Titles and Names;   The Topic Concordance - Belief;   Creation;   Giving and Gifts;   Jesus Christ;   Life;   Light;   Power;   Rebirth/being Born Again;   Receiving;   Word of God;   World;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Christ Is God;   Creation;   Excellency and Glory of Christ, the;   Man;   Power of Christ, the;   Trinity, the;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Creation;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - John, gospel of;   Trinity;   Truth;   Word;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Anthropomorphism;   Israel;   Life;   Miracle;   Old Testament in the New Testament, the;   Time;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Christianity;   Universalists;   CARM Theological Dictionary - Christ;   Hypostatic union;   Trinity;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Creation;   Sabbath;   Son of God;   Word, the;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - God;   Jesus Christ;   Revelation of John, the;   Son of God;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Christ, Christology;   Creation;   Incarnation;   Jesus Christ;   Jesus, Life and Ministry of;   John, the Gospel of;   John, the Letters of;   King, Christ as;   Trinity;   Word;   World, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Dualism;   Ethics;   Hebrews, Epistle to;   John, Gospel of;   Life;   Logos;   Trinity;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Assumption of Moses;   Atonement (2);   Attributes of Christ;   Communion (2);   Creation;   Creator (Christ as);   Eschatology;   Fall (2);   Gnosticism;   Gospel (2);   Headship;   Immanence ;   Light;   Logos;   Man (2);   Manuscripts;   Messiah;   Odes of Solomon;   Philo;   Pleasure;   Pre-Existence;   Providence;   Stone;   Union with God;   Unity;   Wisdom of Christ;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Beginning;   Creator;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Face;   Fellowship;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Genealogy;   God;   Jesus christ;   Names titles and offices of christ;   Scripture;   Word;   Smith Bible Dictionary - John, Gospel of;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Word;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Creation;   Law of Moses, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Christ, Offices of;   Comparative, Religion;   Heavenly;   Image;   Johannine Theology, the;   John, Gospel of;   Logos;   Make;   Ostraca;   Person of Christ;   Prologue;   Providence;   Regeneration;   Sabbath;   World (Cosmological);  

Devotionals:

- Every Day Light - Devotion for November 30;  

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.

The Complete Jewish Bible
All things came to be through him, and without him nothing made had being.

American Standard Version
All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made.

Bible in Basic English
All things came into existence through him, and without him nothing was.

English Revised Version
All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made.

Contemporary English Version
And with this Word, God created all things. Nothing was made without the Word. Everything that was created

English Standard Version
All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Easy-to-Read Version
All things were made through him (the Word). Nothing was made without him.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
All things were made by it, and without it was made nothing that was made.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
All thynges were made by it: and without it, was made nothyng that was made.

Darby's Translation
All things received being through him, and without him not one [thing] received being which has received being.

King James Version (1611)
All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

New Revised Standard
All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being

Douay-Rheims Bible
All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.

New Century Version
All things were made by him, and nothing was made without him.

James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta
Every thing was by his hand; and without him, was not any thing whatever that existed.

Good News Translation
Through him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him.

Holman Christian Standard
All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
All thinges were made by the same, and without the same was made nothinge that was made.

Mace New Testament (1729)
all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.

New King James
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

New Living Translation
He created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn't make.

New International Version
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

King James Version
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

New Life Version
He made all things. Nothing was made without Him making it.

Hebrew Names Version
All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made.

International Standard Version
Through him all things were made, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made.

John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta
Every thing by his hand was made; and without him also was not one thing made that was made.

New American Standard Version
All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

The Emphasised Bible
All things, through him, came into existence, and, without him, came into existence, not even one thing: that which hath come into existence,

Revised Standard Version
all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.

Tyndale Bible
All thinges were made by it and with out it was made nothinge that was made.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that has been made.

The Webster Bible
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

World English Bible
All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made.

Wesley's New Testament (1755)
All things were made by him, and without him was not one single thing made that was made.

Weymouth New Testament
All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing that exists came into being.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
Alle thingis weren maad bi hym, and withouten hym was maad no thing, that thing that was maad.

Young's Literal Translation
all things through him did happen, and without him happened not even one thing that hath happened.

The Message
Everything was created through him; nothing--not one thing!- came into being without him.

Lexham English Bible
All things came into being through him, and apart from him not one thing came into being that has come into being.

Contextual Overview

1THE Word was in the beginning, and that very Word was with God, and God was that Word. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3Everything came to be by his hand; and without him not even one thing came to be of what was created. 4The life was in him, and the life is the light of men.

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
A. M. 1. B.C. 4004
10; 5:17-19; Genesis 1:1,26; Psalms 33:6; 102:25; Isaiah 45:12,18; Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16,17; Hebrews 1:2,3,10-12; 3:3,4; Revelation 4:11

Cross-References

Job 36:30
Behold, he spreads his light upon it, and covers the bottom of the sea.

Job 38:19
Where is the dwelling place of light, and where is the place of darkness?

Psalms 33:6
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalms 33:9
For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalms 97:11
Light shone for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalms 104:2
Thou coverest thyself with light as with a garment; who stretcheth out the heavens like a curtain,

Psalms 118:27
O LORD, our God, enlighten us; bind our festival processions as an unbroken chain, even to the horns of the altar.

Psalms 148:5
Let them praise the name of the LORD; for he spoke and they were made, he commanded and they were created.

Isaiah 45:7
I form light and create darkness; I make peace and create hardship; I the LORD do all these things.

Isaiah 60:19
The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you; for the LORD shall be to you an everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

All things were made by him,.... Which is a proof at once of all that is said before; as that he was in the beginning; and that he was with God the Father in the beginning; and that he was God; otherwise all things could not have been made by him, had either of these been untrue: which is to be understood, not of the new creation; for this would be a restraining "all" things to a "few" persons only; nor is it any where said, that all things are new made, but made; and it is false, that all were converted, that have been converted, by the ministry of Christ, as man: all men are not renewed, regenerated, nor reformed; and the greater part of those that were renewed, were renewed before Christ existed, as man; and therefore could not be renewed by him, as such: though indeed, could this sense be established, it would not answer the end for which it is coined; namely, to destroy the proof of Christ's deity, and of his existence before his incarnation; for in all ages, from the beginning of the world, some have been renewed; and the new creation is a work of God, and of almighty power, equally with the old; for who can create spiritual light, infuse a principle of spiritual life, take away the heart of stone, and give an heart of flesh, or produce faith, but God? Regeneration is denied to be of man, and is always ascribed to God; nor would Christ's being the author of the new creation, be any contradiction to his being the author of the old creation, which is intended here: by "all things", are meant the heaven, and all its created inhabitants, the airy, starry, and third heavens, and the earth, and all therein, the sea, and every thing that is in that; and the word, or Son of God, is the efficient cause of all these, not a bare instrument of the formation of them; for the preposition by does not always denote an instrument, but sometimes an efficient, as in 1 Corinthians 1:9 and so here, though not to the exclusion of the Father, and of the Spirit:

and without him was not any thing made that was made: in which may be observed the conjunct operation of the word, or Son, with the Father, and Spirit, in creation; and the extent of his concern in it to every thing that is made; for without him there was not one single thing in the whole compass of the creation made; and the limitation of it to things that are made; and so excludes the uncreated being, Father, Son, and Spirit; and sin also, which is not a principle made by God, and which has no efficient, but a deficient cause. So the Jews ascribe the creation of all things to the word. The Targumists attribute the creation of man, in particular, to the word of God: it is said in Genesis 1:27. "God created man in his own image": the Jerusalem Targum of it is,

"and the word of the Lord created man in his likeness.

And Genesis 3:22 "and the Lord God said, behold the man is become as one of us", the same Targum paraphrases thus,

"and the word of the Lord God said, behold the man whom I have created, is the only one in the world.

Also in the same writings, the creation of all things in general is ascribed to the word: the passage in Deuteronomy 33:27 "the eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms", is paraphrased by Onkelos,

"the eternal God is an habitation, by whose word the world was made.

In Isaiah 48:13 it is said, "mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth". The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziah on it is,

"yea, by my word I have founded the earth:

which agrees with what is said in Hebrews 11:3, and the same says Philo the Jew, who not only calls him the archetype, and exemplar of the world, but the power that made it: he often ascribes the creation of the heavens, and the earth unto him, and likewise the creation of man after whose image, he says, he was made. The Ethiopic version adds, at the end of this verse, "and also that which is made is for himself",

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

All things - The universe. The expression cannot be limited to any part of the universe. It appropriately expresses everything which exists - all the vast masses of material worlds, and all the animals and things, great or small, that compose those worlds. See Revelation 4:11; Hebrews 1:2; Colossians 1:16.

Were made - The original word is from the verb “to be,” and signifies “were” by him; but it expresses the idea of creation here. It does not alter the sense whether it is said “‹were‘ by him,” or “were ‹created‘ by him.” The word is often used in the sense of “creating,” or forming from nothing. See James 3:9; and Genesis 2:4; Isaiah 48:7; in the Septuagint.

By him - In this place it is affirmed that “creation” was effected by “the Word,” or the Son of God. In Genesis 1:1, it is said that the Being who created the heavens and the earth was God. In Psalm 102:25-28, this work is ascribed to Yahweh. The “Word,” or the Son of God, is therefore appropriately called “God.” The work of “creation” is uniformly ascribed in the Scriptures to the Second Person of the Trinity. See Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2, Hebrews 1:10. By this is meant, evidently, that he was the agent, or the efficient cause, by which the universe was made. There is no higher proof of omnipotence than the work of creation; and, hence, God often appeals to that work to prove that he is the true God, in opposition to idols. See Isaiah 40:18-28; Jeremiah 10:3-16; Psalm 24:2; Psalm 39:11; Proverbs 3:19. It is absurd to say that God can invest a creature with omnipotence. If He can make a creature omnipotent, He can make him omniscient, and can in the same way make him omnipresent, and infinitely wise and good; that is, He can invest a creature with all His own attributes, or make another being like Himself, or, which is the same thing, there could be two Gods, or as many Gods as He should choose to make. But this is absurd! The Being, therefore, that “created” all things must be divine; and, since this work is ascribed to Jesus Christ, and as it is uniformly in the Scriptures declared to be the work of God, Jesus Christ is therefore equal with the Father.

Without him - Without his agency; his notice; the exertion of his power. Compare Matthew 10:29. This is a strong way of speaking, designed to confirm, beyond the possibility of doubt, what he had just said. He says, therefore, in general, that all things were made by Christ. In this part of the verse he shuts out all doubt, and affirms that there was “no exception;” that there was not a single thing, however minute or unimportant, which was not made by him. In this way, he confirms what he said in the first verse. Christ was not merely called God, but he did the works of God, and therefore the name is used in its proper sense as implying supreme divinity. To this same test Jesus himself appealed as proving that he was divine. John 10:37, “if I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.” John 5:17, “my Father worketh hitherto, and I work.”

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

All things were made by him - That is, by this Logos. In Genesis 1:1, God is said to have created all things: in this verse, Christ is said to have created all things: the same unerring Spirit spoke in Moses and in the evangelists: therefore Christ and the Father are One. To say that Christ made all things by a delegated power from God is absurd; because the thing is impossible. Creation means causing that to exist that had no previous being: this is evidently a work which can be effected only by omnipotence. Now, God cannot delegate his omnipotence to another: were this possible, he to whom this omnipotence was delegated would, in consequence, become God; and he from whom it was delegated would cease to be such: for it is impossible that there should be two omnipotent beings.

On these important passages I find that many eminently learned men differ from me: it seems they cannot be of my opinion, and I feel I cannot be of theirs. May He, who is the Light and the Truth, guide them and me into all truth!


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Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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