John 1:1-14 New American Standard Bible

The Word Made Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word , and the Word was with God , and the Word was God . 2  [1]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 [2]comprehend it. 6  There [3]came a man sent from God , whose name was John . 7  [4]He came [5] as a witness , to testify about the Light , so that all might believe through him. 8  [6] He was not the Light , but he came to testify about the Light . 9  There was the true Light [7]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 [8]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 [9]born , not of [10]blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man , but of God . 14  And the Word became flesh , and [11] dwelt among us, and we saw His glory , glory as of [12]the only begotten from the Father , full of grace and truth .


[1] 1:2 Lit "This one"

[2] 1:5 Or "overpower"

[3] 1:6 Or "came into being"

[4] 1:7 Lit "This one"

[5] 1:7 Lit "for testimony"

[6] 1:8 Lit "That one"

[7] 1:9 Or "which enlightens every person coming into the world"

[8] 1:11 Or "own things, possessions, domain"

[9] 1:13 Or "begotten"

[10] 1:13 Lit "bloods"

[11] 1:14 Or "tabernacled;" i.e. lived temporarily

[12] 1:14 Or "unique, only one of His kind"

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