1 John 4:14
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English Standard Version
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

King James Bible
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

American Standard Version
And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father hath sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world.

English Revised Version
And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

Webster's Bible Translation
And we have seen and do testify, that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

Weymouth New Testament
And we have seen and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

1 John 4:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

We have seen (πεθεάμεθα)

Have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated. Compare 1 John 1:1, and see on John 1:14.

Do testify (μαρτυροῦμεν)

Rev., bear witness. See on John 1:7.

Sent

See on 1 John 4:9.

The Savior of the world

See the same phrase, John 4:42, and compare John 3:17. Σωτήρ Savior, occurs in John only here and John 4:42. Elsewhere it is applied both to God (1 Timothy 1:1; 1 Timothy 2:3; Titus 1:3; Titus 2:10; Titus 3:4; Jde 1:25), and to Christ (Luke 2:11; Acts 5:31; Acts 13:23; 2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 1:4, etc.). The title is found in Paul's Epistles of the Captivity (Ephesians 5:23; Philippians 3:20), and in the Pastorals (see above), but not in Corinthians, Romans, Galatians, or Thessalonians. In classical writings the term is applied to many deities, especially to Zeus (Jupiter); also to Hermes (Mercury), Apollo, Hercules, and even to female deities, as Fortune and Aphrodite (Venus). "Zeus Soter" (Zeus Savior) was used as a formula in drinking at banquets. The third cup was dedicated to him. Compare Plato: "Then, by way of a third libation to the savior Zeus, let us sum up and reassert what has been said" ("Philebus," 66). The drinking of this cup was a symbol of good fortune, and the third time came to mean the lucky time. "Twice then has the just man overthrown the unjust; and now comes the third trial, which, after Olympic fashion, is sacred to Zeus the savior,... and surely this will prove the greatest and most decisive of falls" (Plato, "Republic," 583). Hence the proverb, τὸ τρίτον τῳ σωτῆρι, lit., the third to the savior; i.e., the third or lucky time. The name was also given later to princes or public benefactors. The kindred noun σωτηρία salvation, does not occur in John's Epistles, and appears only once in the Gospel (John 4:22). It is found thrice in Revelation (Revelation 7:10; Revelation 12:10; Revelation 19:1). Σώζειν to save occurs six times in John's Gospel, and once in Revelation (Revelation 21:24). It does not appear in the Epistles.

1 John 4:14 Parallel Commentaries

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we have.

1 John 1:1-3 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked on...

1 John 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory...

John 3:11,32 Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and you receive not our witness...

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

John 15:26,27 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father...

Acts 18:5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

1 Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother to you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting...

the Father. See on ver.

1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

John 3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him.

John 5:36,37 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do...

John 10:36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?

the Saviour.

1 John 2:1,2 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

John 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.

John 3:16,17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish...

John 4:42 And said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of your saying: for we have heard him ourselves...

John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

Cross References
John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 4:42
They said to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world."

John 15:27
And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life--

1 John 1:2
the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us--

1 John 2:2
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

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