John 1:1-7 LEB

The Prologue to John’s Gospel

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

References for John 1:1

      2 This one was in the beginning with God.
      3 All [things] came into being through him, and apart from him not one [thing] came into being thata has come into being.

      References for John 1:3

        • a 1:3 - Or "came into being. What ...," beginning a new sentence connected with the following verse. A major punctuation problem is involved, since the earliest manuscripts have no punctuation, but some important later ones place the punctuation before this phrase, effectively connecting it to v. 4: "What has come into being was life in him"
          4 In him was life, and the life was the light of humanity.b

          References for John 1:4

            • b 1:4 - Or "humankind"
              5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcomec it.

              References for John 1:5

                • c 1:5 - Or "comprehend" (if primarily referring to people in the world)
                  6 A man came, sent from God, {whose name was}d John.

                  References for John 1:6

                    • d 1:6 - Literally "the name to him"
                      7 This one came for a witness, in order that he could testify about the light, so that all would believe through him.