(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. And (H)the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [c]grasp it.

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:2 Lit This one
  2. John 1:3 One early ms nothing came into
  3. John 1:5 Or overpower

Why This Gospel Was Written

30 (A)So then, many other [a](B)signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written (C)so that you may believe that Jesus is the [b]Christ, (D)the Son of God; and that by (E)believing you may have life in His name.

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Footnotes

  1. John 20:30 I.e., confirming miracles
  2. John 20:31 I.e., Messiah