Τοὺς τρεῖς χρόνους περιείληφεν ὁ ‹Λ›όγος. Τοῦτο ἐπιστάμενος ὁ θεολόγος Ἰωάννης ἐνταῦθα φησὶν ὅτι ὁ σωτήρ ἐστιν ὁ ὢν καὶ ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενο‹ς›. Τὸ ὢν ἐπὶ τὸν ἐνεστῶτα ἀναφέρει, τὸ ἦν ἐπὶ τὸν παρεληλυθότα, τὸ ἐρχόμενος ἐπὶ τὸν μέλλοντα. τοιαῦτα περὶ τοῦ ‹Λ›όγου νοήσας, Χριστὸν αὐτὸν ἐπιστάμενος‹,› ὁ ἀπόστολός φησιν· Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς χθές καὶ σήμερον ὁ αὐτὸς καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας·τὸ χθὲς ἀναφέρων ἐπὶ τὸ παρεληλυθ‹ό›ς, τὸ σήμερον ἐπὶ τὸ ἐνεστηκ‹ό›ς,9 τὸ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας ἐπὶ τὸ μέλλ‹ο›ν.
The Logos has encompassed the three parts of time. Being aware of this, John the Theologian says at this point that the Saviour is He who is, and who was, and who is to come. He applies the [expression] who is, to the present time, the who was, to the past, the who is to come, to the future. Having thus comprehended the teaching about the Logos, and recognizing Him as Christ himself, the Apostle says, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever, applying the [term] yesterday to past time, the [term] today to current time and the [term] forever to the future.