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. (F)He was in the beginning with God. (G)All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (H)In Him was life, and (I)the life was the light of men.

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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. [a]He was in the beginning with God. (E)All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him [b]not even one thing came into being that has come into being. (F)In Him was life, and the life was (G)the Light of mankind.

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:2 Lit This one
  2. John 1:3 One early ms nothing came into

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) 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.

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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) He was with God in the beginning.(D) Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.(E) In him was life,(F) and that life was the light(G) of all mankind.

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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.

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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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  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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  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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  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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13 (A)He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called (B)The Word of God. 14 (C)And the armies in heaven, (D)clothed in [a]fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now (E)out of His mouth goes a [b]sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And (F)He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. (G)He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And (H)He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

(I)KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.

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  1. Revelation 19:14 NU, M pure white linen
  2. Revelation 19:15 M sharp two-edged

13 He is clothed with a (A)robe dipped in blood, and His name is called (B)The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in (C)fine linen, (D)white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 (E)From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that (F)with it He may strike down the nations, and He will [a](G)rule them with a rod of iron; and (H)He treads the [b]wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has (I)a name written: “(J)KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

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  1. Revelation 19:15 Or shepherd
  2. Revelation 19:15 Lit wine press of the wine of the wrath of God’s anger

13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in [a]blood, and His name is called The Word of God.(A) 14 And the armies of heaven, dressed in fine linen, [dazzling] white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword (His word) with which He may strike down the nations, and He will [b]rule them with a rod of iron; and He will tread the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty [in judgment of the rebellious world].(B) 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name inscribed, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”(C)

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  1. Revelation 19:13 Christ was once dipped in His own blood for mankind’s redemption (1:5; 5:9, etc.), but now in the blood of the wicked for mankind’s judgment.
  2. Revelation 19:15 Or shepherd.

13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood,(A) and his name is the Word of God.(B) 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen,(C) white(D) and clean. 15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword(E) with which to strike down(F) the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”[a](G) He treads the winepress(H) of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:(I)

king of kings and lord of lords.(J)

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  1. Revelation 19:15 Psalm 2:9

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

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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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