The Word Made Flesh
1 1 In the beginning was the Word , and the Word was with God , and the Word was God . 2 He was in the beginning with God . 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing e came into being that has come into being . 4 In Him was life , and the life was the Light of men .
5 The Light shines in the darkness , and the darkness did not comprehend it. 6 There came a man sent from God , whose name was John . 7 He came  as a witness , to testify about the Light , so that all might believe through him. 8  He was not the Light , but he came to testify about the Light . 9 There was the true Light which , coming into the world , enlightens every man . 10 He was in the world , and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His 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 children of God , even to those who believe in His name , 13 who were born , not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man , but of God . 14 And the Word became flesh , and  dwelt among us, and we saw His glory , glory as of the only begotten from the Father , full of grace and truth .
15 John testified about Him and cried out, saying , "This was He of whom I said , ' He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.' " 16 For of His fullness we have all received , and grace upon grace . 17 For the Law was given through Moses ; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ . 18 No one has seen God at any time ; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father , He has explained Him.
The Testimony of John the Baptist
19 This is the testimony of John , when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?" 20 And he confessed and did not deny , but confessed , " I am not the Christ ." 21 They asked him, "What then ? Are you Elijah ?" And he said , "I am not." "Are you the Prophet ?" And he answered , "No ." 22 Then they said to him, "Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself ?" 23 He said , "I am A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS , 'MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF THE Lord ,' as Isaiah the prophet said ." 24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees . 25 They asked him, and said to him, "Why then are you baptizing , if you are not the Christ , nor Elijah , nor the Prophet ?" 26 John answered them saying , " I baptize in water , but among you stands One whom you do not know . 27 "It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie ." 28 These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan , where John was baptizing .
1:2 Lit "This one"
1:5 Or "overpower"
1:6 Or "came into being"
1:7 Lit "This one"
1:7 Lit "for testimony"
1:8 Lit "That one"
1:9 Or "which enlightens every person coming into the world"
1:11 Or "own things, possessions, domain"
1:13 Or "begotten"
1:13 Lit "bloods"
1:14 Or "tabernacled;" i.e. lived temporarily
1:14 Or "unique, only one of His kind"
1:15 Lit "has become before me"
1:16 Lit "we all received"
1:16 Lit "grace for grace"
1:17 Lit "came to be"
1:20 I.e. the Messiah
1:25 I.e. Messiah
1:26 The Gr here can be translated "in, with" or "by"