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John 1:1-4 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Eternal Word

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 nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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John 1:1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Deity of Jesus Christ

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [a]He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:2 Lit This one
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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John 1:1-4 Amplified Bible (AMP)

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. He was [continually existing] in the beginning [co-eternally] with God. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him not even one thing was made that has come into being. In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men.

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.”
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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John 1:1-4 New International Version (NIV)

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

New International Version (NIV)

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John 1:1-4 King James Version (KJV)

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

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

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

John 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

John 1:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:7 Lit This one
  2. John 1:7 Lit for testimony
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John 1:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

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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John 1:7 New International Version (NIV)

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

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John 1:7 King James Version (KJV)

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

John 1:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:9 Or That was the true Light which, coming into the world, gives light to every man.
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

John 1:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

There was the true Light [a]which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:9 Or which enlightens every person coming into the world
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John 1:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)

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

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John 1:9 New International Version (NIV)

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.

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John 1:9 King James Version (KJV)

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

John 1:5 New King James Version (NKJV)

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or overcome
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

John 1:5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or overpower
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John 1:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Light shines on in the [a]darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 I.e. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth.
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John 1:5 New International Version (NIV)

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or understood
New International Version (NIV)

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John 1:5 King James Version (KJV)

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

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