Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament1 John 1:5
- And (kai).
- Mutual fellowship depends on mutual knowledge (Westcott).
- Message (aggelia).
- Old word (from aggelov, messenger), in N.T. only here and 3:11, and note ap' autou (from God like apaggellw in verse 3) and anaggellomen, to announce, to disclose, here as in John 4:25.
- God is light (o teov pwv estin).
- Precisely so the Logov is light (John 1:4-9) and what Jesus claimed to be (John 8:12). John repeats it in negative form as he often does (John 1:3).