1In him was life, and 2the life was the light of men.
3The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man 4sent from God, whose name was 5John.
He came as a 6witness, to bear witness about the light, 7that all might believe through him.
8He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
9The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet 10the world did not know him.
He came to 11his own, and 12his own people13 did not receive him.
But to all who did receive him, 14who believed in his name, 15he gave the right 16to become 17children of God,
who 18were born, 19not of blood 20nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
And 21the Word 22became flesh and 23dwelt among us, 24and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of 25grace and 26truth.