John 1:14-24 CSB

14 The Word became flesha and took up residenceb among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Sonc from the Father, full of grace and truth.

References for John 1:14

    • m 1:14 - The eternally existent Word (vv. 1-2) took on full humanity, but without sin; Heb 4:15.
    • n 1:14 - Lit and tabernacled, or and dwelt in a tent; this word occurs only here in John. A related word, referring to the Festival of Tabernacles, occurs only in 7:2; Ex 40:34-38.
    • o 1:14 - Son is implied from the reference to the Father and from Gk usage.
      15 (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.' ")
      16 Indeed, we have all received grace after grace from His fullness,
      17 for although the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
      18 No one has ever seen God.d The One and Only Sone- the One who is at the Father's sidef- He has revealed Him.

      References for John 1:18

        • p 1:18 - Since God is an infinite being, no one can see Him in His absolute essential nature; Ex 33:18-23.
        • q 1:18 - Other mss read God
        • r 1:18 - Lit is in the bosom of the Father

          John the Baptist's Testimony

          19 This is John's testimony when the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?"

          References for John 1:19

              20 He did not refuse to answer, but he declared: "I am not the Messiah."
              21 "What then?" they asked him. "Are you Elijah?" "I am not," he said. "Are you the Prophet?"g "No," he answered.

              References for John 1:21

                • s 1:21 - Probably the Prophet in Dt 18:15
                  22 "Who are you, then?" they asked. "We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What can you tell us about yourself?"
                  23 He said, "I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord h-just as Isaiah the prophet said."

                  References for John 1:23

                    • t 1:23 - Isaiah 40:3
                      24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.