John 1:1-18 NAS

The Deity of Jesus Christ

1 1In the beginning was 2the Word, and the Word was 3with God, and 4the Word was God.
2 aHe was in the beginning with God.

References for John 1:2

    • a 1:2 - Lit "This one"
      3 5All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

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      4 6In Him was life, and the life was 7the Light of men.

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      5 8The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not bcomprehend it.

      References for John 1:5

        • b 1:5 - Or "overpower"

          The Witness John

          6 There ccame a man sent from God, whose name was 9John.

          References for John 1:6

            • c 1:6 - Or "came into being"
              7 dHe came e10as a witness, to testify about the Light, 11so that all might believe through him.

              References for John 1:7

                • d 1:7 - Lit "This one"
                • e 1:7 - Lit "for testimony"
                  8 f12He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

                  References for John 1:8

                    • f 1:8 - Lit "That one"
                      9 There was 13the true Light gwhich, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

                      References for John 1:9

                        • g 1:9 - Or "which enlightens every person coming into the world"
                          10 He was in the world, and 14the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

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                          11 He came to His hown, and those who were His own did not receive Him.

                          References for John 1:11

                            • h 1:11 - Or "own things, possessions, domain"
                              12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become 15children of God, even 16to those who believe in His name,

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                              13 17who were iborn, not of jblood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

                              References for John 1:13

                                • i 1:13 - Or "begotten"
                                • j 1:13 - Lit "bloods"

                                  The Word Made Flesh

                                  14 And 18the Word 19became flesh, and k20dwelt among us, and 21we saw His glory, glory as of lthe only begotten from the Father, full of 22grace and 23truth.

                                  References for John 1:14

                                    • k 1:14 - Or "tabernacled;" i.e. lived temporarily
                                    • l 1:14 - Or "unique, only one of His kind"
                                      15 John 24testified about Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, '25He who comes after me mhas a higher rank than I, 26for He existed before me.' "

                                      References for John 1:15

                                        • m 1:15 - Lit "has become before me"
                                          16 For of His 27fullness nwe have all received, and ograce upon grace.

                                          References for John 1:16

                                            • n 1:16 - Lit "we all received"
                                            • o 1:16 - Lit "grace for grace"
                                              17 For 28the Law was given through Moses; 29grace and 30truth pwere realized through Jesus Christ.

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                                              18 31No one has seen God at any time; 32the only begotten God who is 33in the bosom of the Father, 34He has explained Him.