The Word became a human being and lived with us, and we saw his Sh'khinah, the Sh'khinah of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth.
Yochanan witnessed concerning him when he cried out, "This is the man I was talking about when I said, `The one coming after me has come to rank ahead of me, because he existed before me.'"
We have all received from his fullness, yes, grace upon grace.
For the Torah was given through Moshe; grace and truth came through Yeshua the Messiah.
No one has ever seen God; but the only and unique Son, who is identical with God and is at the Father's side -- he has made him known.
Here is Yochanan's testimony: when the Judeans sent cohanim and L'vi'im from Yerushalayim to ask him, "Who are you?"
he was very straightforward and stated clearly, "I am not the Messiah."
"Then who are you?" they asked him. "Are you Eliyahu?" "No, I am not," he said. "Are you `the prophet,' the one we're expecting?" "No," he replied.
So they said to him, "Who are you? -- so that we can give an answer to the people who sent us. What do you have to say about yourself?"
He answered in the words of Yesha`yahu the prophet, "I am The voice of someone crying out: `In the desert make the way of ADONAI straight!'"
Some of those who had been sent were P'rushim.