John 1:5-15 NIV

5 The light shines in the darkness,1 but the darkness has not understooda it.2

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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.3

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      7 He came as a witness to testify4 concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.5

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          8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
          9 The true light6 that gives light to every man7 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,8 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.9

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                  12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed10 in his name,11 he gave the right to become children of God12--

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

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                  14 The Word became flesh14 and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,15 the glory of the One and Only,d who came from the Father, full of grace16 and truth.17

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                    • d 1:14 - Or "the Only Begotten"
                      15 John testifies18 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.' "19

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