John 1:3-13 DBY

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

References for John 1:4

    • a 1:4 - This latter is a reciprocal proposition, i.e. it can also he read 'the light of men was the life.'
      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.

      References for John 1:6

        • b 1:6 - Para, with genitive, 'from with,' see v. 14, Note d.
          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.

          References for John 1:9

            • c 1:9 - Or 'is light to every man.' Not 'enlightens,' but 'sheds its light upon.'
              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;

              References for John 1:11

                • d 1:11 - Or, 'what was his own,' but the neuter is used by John in the most general way for persons.
                  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;

                  References for John 1:12

                    • e 1:12 - Exousia: 'right to take that place:' see Matt. 10.1.
                    • f 1:12 - Teknon: see Note, Mark 7.27.
                    • g 1:12 - Eis: see Note. 2Tim. 1.12.
                      13 who have been born, not of blood, nor of flesh's will, nor of man's will, but of God.