1All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
2In him was life, and 3the life was the light of men.
4The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man 5sent from God, whose name was 6John.
He came as a 7witness, to bear witness about the light, 8that all might believe through him.
9He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
10The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet 11the world did not know him.
He came to 12his own, and 13his own people14 did not receive him.
But to all who did receive him, 15who believed in his name, 16he gave the right 17to become 18children of God,
who 19were born, 20not of blood 21nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.