John 1:1-16 (English Standard Version)

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The Word Became Flesh

1 1In the beginning was 2the Word, and 3the Word was with God, and 4the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 5All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 6In him was life,a and 7the life was the light of men. 5 8The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man 9sent from God, whose name was 10John. 7 He came as a 11witness, to bear witness about the light, 12that all might believe through him. 8 13He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. 9 14The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet 15the world did not know him. 11 He came to 16his own,b and 17his own peoplec18 did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, 19who believed in his name, 20he gave the right 21to become 22children of God, 13 who 23were born, 24not of blood 25nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And 26the Word 27became flesh and 28dwelt among us, 29and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of 30grace and 31truth. 15 (32John bore witness about him, and cried out, "This was he of whom I said, 33'He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.'") 16 And from 34his fullness we have all received, 35grace upon grace.
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