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

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  1. John 1:5 Or overcome

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

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

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  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.”
  3. John 1:5 I.e. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth.

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

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  1. John 1:5 Or understood

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.

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

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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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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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But if we (A)walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and (B)the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

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but if we (A)walk in the Light as (B)He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and (C)the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

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but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].

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But if we walk in the light,(A) as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[a] sin.(B)

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  1. 1 John 1:7 Or every

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

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36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become (A)sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and (B)was hidden from them.

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