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1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The Word was with God in the beginning.
He was in the beginning with God.
3 Everything came into being through the Word, and without the Word nothing came into being. What came into being
All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being
4 through the Word was life, and the life was the light for all people.
in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn't extinguish the light.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
6 A man named John was sent from God.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 He came as a witness to testify concerning the light, so that through him everyone would believe in the light.
He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.
8 He himself wasn't the light, but his mission was to testify concerning the light.
He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.
9 The true light that shines on all people was coming into the world.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
10 The light was in the world, and the world came into being through the light, but the world didn't recognize the light.
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him.
11 The light came to his own people, and his own people didn't welcome him.
He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him.
12 But those who did welcome him, those who believed in his name, he authorized to become God's children,
But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God,
13 born not from blood nor from human desire or passion, but born from God.
who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his home among us. We have seen his glory, glory like that of a father's only son, full of grace and truth.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth.
15 John testified about him, crying out, "This is the one of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is greater than me because he existed before me.'"
(John testified to him and cried out, "This was he of whom I said, "He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.' ")
16 From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace;
From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
17 as the Law was given through Moses, so grace and truth came into being through Jesus Christ.
The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has ever seen God. God the only Son, who is at the Father's side, has made God known.
No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known.
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