In the beginning was the Word,1 and the Word was with God,2 and the Word was God.3
He was with God in the beginning.4
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.5
In him was life,6 and that life was the light7 of all people.
The light shines in the darkness,8 and the darkness has not overcome it.9
There was a man sent from God whose name was John.10
He came as a witness to testify11 concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.12