2 He was in the beginning with God. English Standard Version Update. 2 He was in the beginning with God. m My hour has not yet come." 4 f In him was life , 1 and g the life was the light of men . 1 John 4 - Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 a The elder to the elect lady and her children, b whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who c know d the truth, 2 e because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 f Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father … Cancel. 4 In him was life, [] and the life was the light of men. 2:29 whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. Footnotes. John 1 English Standard Version (ESV) The Word Became Flesh. It is not said that the Word was light, but that the life was the light. John 1:4-5 English Standard Version (ESV). Two words for life are employed in the New Testament: βίος and ζωὴ. 5 h The light shines in the darkness , and the darkness has not overcome it . John 14:1-4 - ESV: "Let not your hearts be troubled. 2 John 1:4 - ESV: I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. Compare John 9:5. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 4 In him was life, [] and the life was the light of men. 14 He will # See ch. Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light to the people... Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light. English Standard Version (ESV). 3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 8 m He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. But John elevates the phrase from its reference to a point of time, the beginning of creation, to the time of absolute pre-existence before any creation, which is not mentioned until John 1:3. Ζωὴ occurs in the lower sense of life, considered principally or wholly as existence (1 Peter 3:10; Acts 8:33; Acts 17:25; Hebrews 7:3). 1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. John The Word Became Flesh 1 a In the beginning was b the Word , and c the Word was with God , and d the Word was God . English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. English Standard Version Update. 1 John 1:1-4. The Word becomes light through the medium of life, of spiritual life, just as sight is a function of physical life. Read verse in English Standard Version Of men, as a class, and not of individuals only. Note the Greek order: greater joy than this have Inot. 1 John 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show to you that eternal life, which was with the Father... 1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Font Size. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. The Word Became Flesh. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." John 1:4 Or was not any thing made. 7 He came as a k witness, to bear witness about the light, l that all might believe through him. 15:15] whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 4 And Jesus said to her, k "Woman, l what does this have to do with me? 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. English Standard Version Update. Walk (περιπατοῦντα) Rev., rightly, walking. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me. John 1:4–13 4 f In ... 6 There was a man i sent from God, whose name was j John. 1 a In the beginning was b the Word, and c the Word was with God, and d the Word was God. 13 When # See ch. 7 Beloved, # ch. John 1:4. 4 f In him was life, 1 and g the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4 ESV. John 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 1 John 4:4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. John 1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1-18 English Standard Version (ESV) The Word Became Flesh. The Word Became Flesh. 1 a In the beginning was b the Word, and c the Word was with God, and d the Word was God. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. 1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 John Greeting. 2 He was in the beginning with God . See John 3:29; John 7:8; John 8:38; John 15:11; 2 John 1:12; Revelation 6:11. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 3 e All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In whatever mode of manifestation the Word is in the world, He is the light of the world; in His works, in the dawn of creation; in the happy conditions of Eden; in the Patriarchs, in the Law and the Prophets, in His incarnation, and in the subsequent history of the Church. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come on you... Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. John 1:8,9 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light... John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness... John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. ESV ® Text Edition: 2016. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 7 He came as a k witness, to bear witness about the light, l that all might believe through him. Hence βίος is originally the higher word, being used of men, while ζωὴ is used of animals (ζῶα). Bible Language English. 1 a The elder to the elect lady and her children, b whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who c know d the truth, 2 e because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 f Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father … It expresses the sum of mortal and eternal blessedness (Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 11:25; Acts 2:28; Romans 5:17; Romans 6:4), and that not only in respect of men, but also of God and Christ. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 25:5] guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but # [ch. Was the Light of men (ἦν τὸ φῶς τῶν ἀνθρώπων), Passing from the thought of creation in general to that of mankind, who, in the whole range of created things, had a special capacity for receiving the divine. This beginning had no beginning (compare John 1:3; John 17:5; 1 John 1:1; Ephesians 1:4; Proverbs 8:23; Psalm 90:2). John 5:21,26 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so the Son vivifies whom he will... John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me. Revelation 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the New Testament, βίος means either living, i.e., means of subsistence (Mark 12:44; Luke 8:43), or course of life, life regarded as an economy (Luke 8:14; 1 Timothy 2:2; 2 Timothy 2:4). So here. 2 He was in the beginning with God. "Whatever truly lives, does so because sin has never found place in it, or, having found place for a time, has since been overcome and expelled" (Trench). John The Word Became Flesh. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. Read full chapter. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Luke 1:78,79 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us... Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel. This change is due to the gospel revelation of the essential connection of sin with death, and consequently, of life with holiness. John 1:4 Parallel Commentaries. 1:17; 14:6; Ps. My children (τὰ ἐμὰ τέκνα) Lit., mine own children. 1 On h the third day there was a wedding at i Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . 2 John Greeting. Believe in God; believe also in me. 5 h The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man i sent from God, whose name was j John. The texts vary; some reading χάριν grace or favor from God, on which see 2 John 1:3. But throughout the New Testament ζωὴ is the nobler word, seeming to have changed places with βίος. John 2:1-4 The Wedding at Cana. Compare John 5:26; John 14:6; 1 John 1:2. 4 In him was life, [] and the life was the light of men. 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. Test the Spirits. ESV Vest Pocket New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs (Cloth over Board, Polka Dots), ESV Large Print Thinline Bible (TruTone, Turquoise, Emblem Design), ESV Student Study Bible, TruTone, Sky Blue with Ivy Design, ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Chestnut. Font Size. 13:11; [ch. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1-4. John 12:35,46 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. See John 11:25; John 14:6; John 8:12; 1 John 1:2; 1 John 5:20; John 6:35, John 6:48; John 6:63; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:1, Revelation 22:17; Revelation 7:17; John 4:14; Revelation 2:7; Revelation 22:2, Revelation 22:14, Revelation 22:19; John 12:50; John 17:3; John 20:31; John 5:26; John 6:53, John 6:54; John 5:40; John 3:15, John 3:16, John 3:36; John 10:10; John 5:24; John 12:25; John 6:27; John 4:36; 1 John 5:12, 1 John 5:16; John 6:51. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with j his disciples. 14:17 the Spirit of truth comes, # See ch. 2 John Greeting. Animals have the vital principle in common with men, but men lead lives controlled by intellect and will, and directed to moral and intellectual ends. 1 a The elder to the elect lady and her children, b whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who c know d the truth, 2 e because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 f Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father … 4 # 3 John 3, 4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. In my Father's house are many rooms. Isaiah 35:4,5 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense... Isaiah 42:6,7,16 I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people... Psalm 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; Psalm 60:1-3 O God, you have cast us off, you have scattered us, you have been displeased; O turn yourself to us again... Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth... Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. The ESV ® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version ®) copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. We speak therefore of the discussion of the life and habits of animals as zoology; and of accounts of men's lives as biography. 3 e All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 f In him was life, 1 and g the life was the light of men. 16; 2 Cor. 1:5; John 4:24] God is love. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 1 a In the beginning was b the Word, and c the Word was with God, and d the Word was God. 8 # ch. John 5:21,26 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so the Son vivifies whom he will.... John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:. 4 (A)In him was life,[a] and (B)the life was the light of men. There seems to be a significance in the use of the word in Luke 16:25 : "Thou in thy lifetime (ἐν τῇ ζωῇ σου) receivedst thy good things;" the intimation being that the rich man's life had been little better than mere existence, and not life at all in the true sense. 3:11 let us love one another, for love is from God, and # ch. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The participle expresses something habitual. 1 John 1:4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 3:10 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because # ver. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 5 And now I ask you, dear lady— # 1 John 2:7 not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning— # See 1 John 3:11 that we love one another. Ζωὴ is a favorite word with John. Read verse in English Standard Version 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 2 He was in the beginning with God. He was the fountain of life - physical, moral, and eternal - its principle and source. 14:26 he will # Acts 8:31; [ch. 4 f In him was life, 1 and g the life was the light of men. Compare John 14:6, where Christ becomes the life through being the truth; and Matthew 5:8, where the pure heart is the medium through which God is beheld. John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whoever believes on me should not abide in darkness. Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. The ESV ® text has been reproduced in cooperation with and by permission of Good News Publishers John 1:1-4 English Standard Version (ESV) The Word Became Flesh. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! 4 In him was life, [] and the life was the light of men. Read verse in English Standard Version 3 e All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:1-4 The Word Became Flesh. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. The primary distinction is that ζωὴ means existence as contrasted with death, and βίος, the period, means, or manner of existence. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. him. Version. The Word of Life. Font Size. 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