1 In [the] beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 *He* was in the beginning with God.
3 All things received being through him, and without him not one [thing] received being which has received being.
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. a
5 And the light appears in darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from b God, his name John.
7 He came for witness, that he might witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him.
8 *He* was not the light, but that he might witness concerning the light.
9 The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens c every man.
10 He was in the world, and the world had [its] being through him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came to his own, d and his own received him not;
12 but as many as received him, to them gave he [the] right e to be children f of God, to those that believe on g his name;
13 who have been born, not of blood, nor of flesh's will, nor of man's will, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt h among us (and we have contemplated his glory, a glory as of an only-begotten with i a father), full of grace and truth;
15 (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;)
16 for of his fulness we all have received, and grace upon grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth subsists j through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has seen God at any time; the only-begotten Son, who is in k the bosom of the Father, *he* hath declared [him].