That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcomea it.
There was a man named John who was sent from God.
He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him.b8
He was not the light, but he came to testify about the light.
The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.c10
He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him.
He came to His own,d and His own peoplee did not receive Him.
But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to bef children of God, to those who believe in His name,
who were born, not of blood,g or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man,h but of God.
The Word became fleshi and took up residencej among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Sonk from the Father, full of grace and truth.
(John testified concerning Him and exclaimed, "This was the One of whom I said, 'The One coming after me has surpassed me, because He existed before me.' ")