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John 1:5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or overpower
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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John 1:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)

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

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 I.e. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

John 1:5 New Living Translation (NLT)

The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 1:5 Or and the darkness has not understood it.
New Living Translation (NLT)

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


John 1:5 International Standard Version (ISV)

And the light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or understood it
International Standard Version (ISV)

Copyright © 1995-2014 by ISV Foundation. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY. Used by permission of Davidson Press, LLC.

John 1:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

That light shines in the darkness,
yet the darkness did not overcome[a] it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or grasp, or comprehend, or overtake; Jn 12:35
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