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.
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