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Christ Comes to the World

Before the world began, there was the Word.[a] The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were made through him. Nothing was made without him. In him there was life. That life was light for the people of the world. The Light shines in the darkness. And the darkness has not overpowered[b] the Light.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:1 Word The Greek word is “logos,” meaning any kind of communication. It could be translated “message.” Here, it means Christ. Christ was the way God told people about himself.
  2. 1:5 overpowered This can also be translated, “understood.”

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