The Witness John the Baptist

A man [a]came, one sent from God, and his name was (A)John. [b]He came [c](B)as a witness, to testify about the Light, (C)so that all might believe through him. [d](D)He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

[e]This was (E)the true Light [f]that, coming into the world, enlightens every person. 10 He was in the world, and (F)the world came into being through Him, and yet the world did not [g]know Him. 11 He came to His [h]own, and His own people did not [i]accept Him. 12 But [j]as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become (G)children of God, (H)to those who [k]believe in His name, 13 (I)who were [l]born, not of [m]blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God.

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  1. John 1:6 Or came into being
  2. John 1:7 Lit This one
  3. John 1:7 Lit for testimony
  4. John 1:8 Lit That one; i.e., John
  5. John 1:9 I.e., the Word, Christ
  6. John 1:9 Or that enlightens every person coming into the world
  7. John 1:10 Or acknowledge
  8. John 1:11 Or own things, possessions, domain
  9. John 1:11 Or receive
  10. John 1:12 Or all who received
  11. John 1:12 Or trust in
  12. John 1:13 Or fathered
  13. John 1:13 Lit bloods

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