In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through him, and without him was not
any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life
was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and
the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He
came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all
might believe through him. He was not the light, but came
to bear witness about the light.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into
the world. He was in the world, and the world was made
through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his
own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who
did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right
to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor
of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we
have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the
Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about
him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who
comes after me ranks before me, because he was before
me.’”) And from his fullness we have all received, grace
upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace
and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen
God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made