In the beginning: John 1

In the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made that have been made. Without Him nothing was made that has been made.

(In Him was life and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not understood it.

There came a man who was sent from God. His name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to that light. The true light that gives light to everyman was coming into the world.)

He came into the world and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came into that which was his own and his own received him not. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed Him, he gave the right to be called children of God– (children not born of natural descent nor of human will nor of a husband’s will, but born of God.

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John testifies concerning him. He cries out, “This is the light of men. He it is of whom I said, he who comes after me surpasses me because he was before me.”

This is only John 1:1-14…