The Eternal Word(A)

In the beginning (B)was the Word, and the (C)Word was (D)with God, and the Word was (E)God.

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(A)In the beginning was (B)the Word, and the Word was (C)with God, and (D)the Word was God.

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The Deity of Jesus Christ

In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([a]Christ), and the Word was with God, and [b]the Word was God Himself.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:1 In John the Apostle’s vision (Rev 19), he sees Christ returning as Warrior-Messiah-King, and “...His name is called The Word of God...and LORD OF LORDS.” (Rev 19:13, 16).
  2. John 1:1 In this phrase, “God” appears first in the Greek word order, emphasizing the fact that “the Word” (Christ) was God—so “God Himself.”

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word,(A) and the Word was with God,(B) and the Word was God.(C)

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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(A)In Him was life, and (B)the life was the light of men.

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(A)In Him was life, and the life was (B)the Light of mankind.

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In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men.

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In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

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This man came for a (A)witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might (B)believe.

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[a]He came [b](A)as a witness, to testify about the Light, (B)so that all might believe through him.

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:7 Lit This one
  2. John 1:7 Lit for testimony

This man came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe [in Christ, the Light] through him.

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He came as a witness to testify(A) concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.(B)

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The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

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(A)That[a] was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:9 Or That was the true Light which, coming into the world, gives light to every man.

[a]This was (A)the true Light [b]that, coming into the world, enlightens every person.

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:9 I.e., the Word, Christ
  2. John 1:9 Or that enlightens every person coming into the world

There it was—the true Light [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] which, coming into the world, enlightens everyone.(A)

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The true light(A) that gives light to everyone(B) was coming into the world.

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That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

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But what does it say? (A)“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):

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But what does it say? “(A)The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,

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