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)

There was a man sent from God whose name was John.(J) He came as a witness to testify(K) concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.(L) He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

The true light(M) that gives light to everyone(N) was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him,(O) the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.(P) 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed(Q) in his name,(R) he gave the right to become children of God(S) 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.(T)

14 The Word became flesh(U) and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,(V) the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace(W) and truth.(X)

15 (John testified(Y) concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”)(Z) 16 Out of his fullness(AA) we have all received grace(AB) in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses;(AC) grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.(AD) 18 No one has ever seen God,(AE) but the one and only Son, who is himself God and[b](AF) is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

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  2. John 1:18 Some manuscripts but the only Son, who

10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me?(A) The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority.(B) Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.(C) 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes(D) in me will do the works I have been doing,(E) and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask(F) in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 “If you love me, keep my commands.(G) 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate(H) to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth.(I) The world cannot accept him,(J) because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[a] in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans;(K) I will come to you.(L) 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me.(M) Because I live, you also will live.(N) 20 On that day(O) you will realize that I am in my Father,(P) and you are in me, and I am in you.(Q) 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.(R) The one who loves me will be loved by my Father,(S) and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

22 Then Judas(T) (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”(U)

23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.(V) My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.(W) 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.(X)

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate,(Y) the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,(Z) will teach you all things(AA) and will remind you of everything I have said to you.(AB) 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.(AC) I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled(AD) and do not be afraid.

28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’(AE) If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father,(AF) for the Father is greater than I.(AG) 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.(AH) 30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world(AI) is coming. He has no hold over me,

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  1. John 14:17 Some early manuscripts and is

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