John 1:1-9 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"