John 1:1-18 TNIV

The Word Became Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word,1 and the Word was with God,2 and the Word was God.3

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2 He was with God in the beginning.4

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3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.5

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4 In him was life,6 and that life was the light7 of all people.

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5 The light shines in the darkness,8 and the darkness has not overcomea it.9

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    • a 1:5 - Or "understood"
      6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John.10

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      7 He came as a witness to testify11 concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.12

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          8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
          9 The true light13 that gives light to everyone14 was coming into the world.

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          10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him,15 the world did not recognize him.

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              11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.16

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              12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed17 in his name,18 he gave the right to become children of God19--

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              13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.20

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              14 The Word became flesh21 and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,22 the glory of the one and only [Son], who came from the Father, full of grace23 and truth.24

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              15 (John testified25 concerning him. He cried out, saying, "This is he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' ")26

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                  16 Out of his fullness27 we have all received grace28 in place of grace already given.

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                  17 For the law was given through Moses;29 grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.30

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                  18 No one has ever seen God,31 but the one and only [Son], who is himself God andb32 is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

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                    • b 1:18 - Some manuscripts "but the only Son, who"