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1 John 1:1-2 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Word that gives life
    was from the beginning,
and this is the one
    our message is about.

Our ears have heard,
    our own eyes have seen,
and our hands touched
    this Word.

The one who gives life appeared! We saw it happen, and we are witnesses to what we have seen. Now we are telling you about this eternal life that was with the Father and appeared to us.

1 John 1:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

The Incarnation of the Word of Life

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.

New International Version (NIV)

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