John 1:1-18 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God; 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
7 He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. 9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
11 He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--
13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'") 15 John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' "
16 And from his fulness have we all received, grace upon grace. 16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known. 18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.