Everything came into being through the Word, and without the Word nothing came into being. What came into being
through the Word was life, and the life was the light for all people.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn't extinguish the light.
A man named John was sent from God.
He came as a witness to testify concerning the light, so that through him everyone would believe in the light.
He himself wasn't the light, but his mission was to testify concerning the light.
The true light that shines on all people was coming into the world.
The light was in the world, and the world came into being through the light, but the world didn't recognize the light.
The light came to his own people, and his own people didn't welcome him.
But those who did welcome him, those who believed in his name, he authorized to become God's children,
born not from blood nor from human desire or passion, but born from God.