John 1:1-6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 This Word was from the first in relation with God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 All things came into existence through him, and without him nothing was. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 What came into existence 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 And the light goes on shining in the dark; it is not overcome by the dark. 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.