1 In the beginninga was the Word,b and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.c 2 He was with God in the beginning.d 3 All things were createde through him,f and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. 4 In him was life,A,g and that life was the lighth of men. 5 That light shinesi in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome* it.j
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John.k 7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him.C 8 He was not the light, but he came to testifyl about the light.
9 The true lightm that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.D,n
10 He was in the world, and the world was createdo through him, and yet the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receivep him,q he gave them the rightr to beE childrens of God,t to those who believeu in his name,v 13 who were born,w not of natural descent,F or of the willx of the flesh,y or of the will of man,G but of God.z
14 The Wordaa became fleshab and dweltH among us. We observed his glory,ac the glory as the one and onlyad SonI from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John testified concerning him and exclaimed, “This was the one of whom I said, ‘The one coming after meae ranks ahead of me,af because he existed before me.’ ”)ag 16 Indeed, we have all received graceah uponJ grace from his fullness, 17 for the law was given through Moses;ai grace and truthaj came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. The one and onlyak Son, who is himself God and is at the Father’sal sideK—he has revealed him.am
19 This was John’s testimony when the Jews from Jerusaleman sent priestsao and Levitesap to ask him, “Who are you?”
20 He didn’t deny it but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.”aq
21 “What then?” they asked him. “Are you Elijah?”ar
“I am not,” he said.
“Are you the Prophet?”as
“No,” he answered.
22 “Who are you, then?” they asked. “We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What can you tell us about yourself?”
23 He said, “I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the LordL,at—just as Isaiahau the prophet said.”
Other punctuation is possible: … not one thing was created. What was created in him was life
Or it (the light)
Or The true light who comes into the world gives light to everyone, or The true light enlightens everyone coming into the world.
Or not of human lineage, or of human capacity, or of human volition
Or and dwelt in a tent; lit and tabernacled
Son is implied from the reference to the Father and from Gk usage.
Or in place of
Other mss read The one and only Son, who is at the Father’s side