1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:2The same was in the beginning with God.
1:3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
1:4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
1:5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
1:6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
1:7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
1:8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
1:9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
1:10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
1:11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
1:12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
1:13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
1:14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
1:15John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
1:16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
1:17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
1:18No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.