New American Standard Bible
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 [b]not even one thing came into being that has come into being. 4 (F)In Him was life, and the life was (G)the Light of mankind. 5 And (H)the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [c]grasp it.
The Witness John the Baptist
6 A man [d]came, one sent from God, and his name was (I)John. 7 [e]He came [f](J)as a witness, to testify about the Light, (K)so that all might believe through him. 8 [g](L)He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.
9 [h]This was (M)the true Light [i]that, coming into the world, enlightens every person. 10 He was in the world, and (N)the world came into being through Him, and yet the world did not [j]know Him. 11 He came to His [k]own, and His own people did not [l]accept Him. 12 But [m]as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become (O)children of God, (P)to those who [n]believe in His name, 13 (Q)who were [o]born, not of [p]blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God.
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- John 1:2 Lit This one
- John 1:3 One early ms nothing came into
- 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; i.e., John
- John 1:9 I.e., the Word, Christ
- John 1:9 Or that enlightens every person coming into the world
- John 1:10 Or acknowledge
- John 1:11 Or own things, possessions, domain
- John 1:11 Or receive
- John 1:12 Or all who received
- John 1:12 Or trust in
- John 1:13 Or fathered
- John 1:13 Lit bloods