John 1:1-16 ESV

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.

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4 6In him was life,a and 7the life was the light of men.

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    • a 1:4 - Or was not any thing made. That which has been made was life in him
      5 8The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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      6 There was a man 9sent from God, whose name was 10John.

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      7 He came as a 11witness, to bear witness about the light, 12that all might believe through him.

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      8 13He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

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        • 13 1:8 - ver. 20
          9 14The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

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          10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet 15the world did not know him.

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          11 He came to 16his own,b and 17his own peoplec18 did not receive him.

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            • b 1:11 - Greek to his own things; that is, to his own domain, or to his own people
            • c 1:11 - People is implied in Greek
              12 But to all who did receive him, 19who believed in his name, 20he gave the right 21to become 22children of God,

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              13 who 23were born, 24not of blood 25nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

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              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.

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              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.'")

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                  16 And from 34his fullness we have all received, 35grace upon grace.

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