1In the beginning was 2the Word, and the Word was 3with God, and 4the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
5All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
6In Him was life, and the life was 7the Light of men.
8The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
There came a man sent from God, whose name was 9John.
He came 10as a witness, to testify about the Light, 11so that all might believe through him.
12He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.
There was 13the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
He was in the world, and 14the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
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,
17who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
And 18the Word 19became flesh, and 20dwelt among us, and 21we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of 22grace and 23truth.
John 24testified about Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, '25He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, 26for He existed before me.' "
For of His 27fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
For 28the Law was given through Moses; 29grace and 30truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
31No one has seen God at any time; 32the only begotten God who is 33in the bosom of the Father, 34He has explained Him.
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