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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 John 1



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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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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 John 1:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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