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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 John 1

Verse 1

from the beginning . Greek. ap ' ( App-104 .) arches. See John 8:44 . Occurs nine times in this epistle.

seen . App-133 .

have . Omit.

looked upon . App-133 .

handled . Greek. pselaphao. See Acts 17:27 .

Word . App-121 . Figure of speech Anabasis. App-6 .

life . App-170 . Compare John 1:4 .

Verse 2

For = And.

manifested . App-106 .

bear witness . See John 1:7 , and p. 1511.

shew = report. Greek. apangello. See Acts 4:23 .

unto = to.

eternal . App-151 . "Eternal life" Occurs in this epistle six times.

with . App-104 .

Father . App-98 .

Verse 3

declare . Same as "shew", 1 John 1:2 .

that = in order that. Greek. hina .

fellowship . See 1 Corinthians 1:9 .

Son . App-108 .

Jesus Christ . App-98 .

Verse 4

full = fulfilled or filled full. App-125 . Compare John 15:11 ; John 16:24 .

Verse 5

This then = And this.

message . Greek. angelia. Only here and 1 John 3:11 .

of = from. App-104 . as 1 John 1:1 .

declare . Greek. anangello. See Acts 20:27 .

God . App-98 .

light . App-130 .

no . . . at all. Greek. ou oudeis. A double negative. This is the Figure of speech Pleonasm ( App-6 ), as in 1 John 1:8 .

Verse 6

If . App-118 .

truth . See p. 1511 and App-175 .

Verse 7

as He . This refers to the Father. Compare 1 John 2:6 .

one with another = with one another. Not with fellow-believers, but with the Father and the Son.

Jesus Christ . The texts read "Jesus".

sin . App-128 . Here is the Figure of speech Metalepsis. App-6 .

Verse 8

no = not (1 John 1:6 ).

Verse 9

faithful . App-150 .

just . App-191 .

to . Greek. hina, as in 1 John 1:3 . Literally in order that He might forgive.

forgive . App-174 .

unrighteousness . App-128 .

Verse 10

sinned . App-128 .

liar . See 1 John 5:10 . John 8:44 .

word . App-121 .

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 John 1". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-john-1.html. 1909-1922.