New American Standard Bible
The Deity of Jesus Christ
1 (A)In the beginning was (B)the Word, and the Word was (C)with God, and (D)the Word was God. 2 [a]He was in the beginning with God. 3 (E)All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 (F)In Him was life, and the life was (G)the Light of men. 5 (H)The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [b]comprehend it.
The Witness John
6 There [c]came a man sent from God, whose name was (I)John. 7 [d]He came [e](J)as a witness, to testify about the Light, (K)so that all might believe through him. 8 [f](L)He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.
9 There was (M)the true Light [g]which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10 He was in the world, and (N)the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His [h]own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become (O)children of God, even (P)to those who believe in His name, 13 (Q)who were [i]born, not of [j]blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
The Word Made Flesh
14 And (R)the Word (S)became flesh, and [k](T)dwelt among us, and (U)we saw His glory, glory as of [l]the only begotten from the Father, full of (V)grace and (W)truth. 15 John *(X)testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘(Y)He who comes after me [m]has a higher rank than I, (Z)for He existed before me.’” 16 For of His (AA)fullness [n]we have all received, and [o]grace upon grace. 17 For (AB)the Law was given through Moses; (AC)grace and (AD)truth [p]were realized through Jesus Christ. 18 (AE)No one has seen God at any time; (AF)the only begotten God who is (AG)in the bosom of the Father, (AH)He has explained Him.Read full chapter
- John 1:2 Lit This one
- John 1:5 Or overpower
- John 1:6 Or came into being
- John 1:7 Lit This one
- John 1:7 Lit for testimony
- John 1:8 Lit That one
- John 1:9 Or which enlightens every person coming into the world
- John 1:11 Or own things, possessions, domain
- John 1:13 Or begotten
- John 1:13 Lit bloods
- John 1:14 Or tabernacled; i.e. lived temporarily
- John 1:14 Or unique, only one of His kind
- John 1:15 Lit has become before me
- John 1:16 Lit we all received
- John 1:16 Lit grace for grace
- John 1:17 Lit came to be