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John 1:2-12 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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2 He was in the beginning with God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 He created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn't make. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 Life itself was in him, and this life gives light to everyone. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5 The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
6 God sent John the Baptist 6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
7 to tell everyone about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
8 John himself was not the light; he was only a witness to the light. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was going to come into the world. 9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
10 But although the world was made through him, the world didn't recognize him when he came. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
11 Even in his own land and among his own people, he was not accepted. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right 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--