John 1:1-10 NIV

The Word Became Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word,1 and the Word was with God,2 and the Word was God.3

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2 He was with God in the beginning.4

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3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.5

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4 In him was life,6 and that life was the light7 of men.

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5 The light shines in the darkness,8 but the darkness has not understooda it.9

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    • a 1:5 - Or "darkness, and the darkness has not overcome"
      6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.10

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      7 He came as a witness to testify11 concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.12

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          8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
          9 The true light13 that gives light to every man14 was coming into the world.b

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            • b 1:9 - Or "This was the true light that gives light to every man who comes into the world"
              10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him,15 the world did not recognize him.

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