And the light appears in darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.
There was a man sent from 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 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, and his own received him not;
but as many as received him, to them gave he [the] right to be children of God, to those that believe on 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 among us (and we have contemplated his glory, a glory as of an only-begotten with 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;)