1 In the beginninga was the Word,b and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created.c
4 Life was in Him,d and that life was the light of men.
5 That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcomee it.
6 There was a man named John who was sent from God.
7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him.f
8 He was not the light, but he came to testify about the light.
9 The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.g
10 He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him.
11 He came to His own,h and His own peoplei did not receive Him.
12 But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to bej children of God, to those who believe in His name,