John 1:4-14 NLT

4 The Word gave life to everything that was created,a and his life brought light to everyone.

References for John 1:4

    • 1:4 - Or and nothing that was created was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything.
      5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.b

      References for John 1:5

        • 1:5 - Or and the darkness has not understood it.
          6 God sent a man, John the Baptist,c

          References for John 1:6

            • 1:6 - Greek a man named John.
              7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.
              8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light.
              9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
              10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.
              11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.
              12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
              13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
              14 So the Word became humand and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.e And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

              References for John 1:14

                • 1:14 - Greek became flesh.
                • 1:14 - Or grace and truth; also in John 1:17.