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

The Message (MSG) New International Version (NIV)
1 The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 in readiness for God from day one. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Everything was created through him; nothing - not one thing! - came into being without him. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5 The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn't put it out. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
6 There once was a man, his name John, sent by God 6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.