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John 1:4-14 NIV

4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

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5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcomea it.

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    • a 1:5 - Or "understood"
      6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John.

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

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

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          10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

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              11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

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              12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

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              13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

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              14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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              • a 1:5 - Or "understood"
              • b 1:18 - Some manuscripts "but the only Son, who"
              • c 1:19 - The Greek term traditionally translated "the Jews" ("hoi Ioudaioi" ) refers here and elsewhere in John’s Gospel to those Jewish leaders who opposed Jesus; also in 5:10, 15, 16; 7:1, 11, 13; 9:22; 18:14, 28, 36; 19:7, 12, 31, 38.
              • d 1:23 - Isaiah 40:3
              • e 1:26 - Or "in" ; also in verses 31 and 33 (twice)
              • f 1:34 - See Isaiah 42:1; many manuscripts "is the Son of God" .
              • g 1:42 - "Cephas" (Aramaic) and "Peter" (Greek) both mean "rock" .
              • h 1:50 - Or "Do you believe … ?"
              • i 1:51 - The Greek is plural.
              • j 1:51 - The Greek is plural.
              • k 1:51 - Gen. 28:12