John testifies1 concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' "2
From the fullness3 of his grace4 we have all received one blessing after another.
For the law was given through Moses;5 grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.6
No one has ever seen God,7 but God the One and Only8, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.
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