Bible: John 1:4-18

1:4 In him was life, 1  and the life was the light of mankind. 2  1:5 And the light shines on 3  in the darkness, 4  but 5  the darkness has not mastered it. 6 

1:6 A man came, sent from God, whose name was John. 7  1:7 He came as a witness 8  to testify 9  about the light, so that everyone 10  might believe through him. 1:8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify 11  about the light. 1:9 The true light, who gives light to everyone, 12  was coming into the world. 13  1:10 He was in the world, and the world was created 14  by him, but 15  the world did not recognize 16  him. 1:11 He came to what was his own, 17  but 18  his own people 19  did not receive him. 20  1:12 But to all who have received him – those who believe in his name 21 he has given the right to become God’s children 1:13 – children not born 22  by human parents 23  or by human desire 24  or a husband’s 25  decision, 26  but by God.

1:14 Now 27  the Word became flesh 28  and took up residence 29  among us. We 30  saw his glory – the glory of the one and only, 31  full of grace and truth, who came from the Father. 1:15 John 32  testified 33  about him and shouted out, 34 This one was the one about whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is greater than I am, 35  because he existed before me.’ 1:16 For we have all received from his fullness one gracious gift after another. 36  1:17 For the law was given through Moses, but 37  grace and truth came about through Jesus Christ. 1:18 No one has ever seen God. The only one, 38  himself God, who is in closest fellowship with 39  the Father, has made God 40  known. 41 

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