In him was life,1 and that life was the light2 of men.
The light shines in the darkness,3 but the darkness has not understood it.4
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.5
He came as a witness to testify6 concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.7
He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
The true light8 that gives light to every man9 was coming into the world.