There was a man sent from a God, his name John.
He came for witness, that he might witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him.
*He* was not the light, but that he might witness concerning the light.
The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens b every man.
He was in the world, and the world had [its] being through him, and the world knew him not.
He came to his own, c and his own received him not;
but as many as received him, to them gave he [the] right d to be children e of God, to those that believe on f his name;
who have been born, not of blood, nor of flesh's will, nor of man's will, but of God.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt g among us (and we have contemplated his glory, a glory as of an only-begotten with h a father), full of grace and truth;
(John bears witness of him, and he has cried, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that comes after me is preferred before me, for he was before me;)
for of his fulness we all have received, and grace upon grace.