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John 1:4–5

fIn him was life,1 and gthe life was the light of men. hThe light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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John 1:4–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:4–5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:4–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Word gave life to everything that was created,

and his life brought light to everyone.

The light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness can never extinguish it.

John 1:4–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John 1:4–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

In him there was life, and that life was the light of all people. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.

John 1:4–5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.

John 1:4–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

And the light appears in darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.

John 1:4–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

He was the source of life, and that life was the light for humanity. 

The light shines in the dark, and the dark has never extinguished it. 

John 1:4–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Life was in Him,

and that life was the light of men.

That light shines in the darkness,

yet the darkness did not overcome it.

John 1:4–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

John 1:4–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

In him was life, and the life was the light of humanity. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

John 1:4–5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Life was in him, and that life was the light for all people. The light shines in the darkness. But the darkness has not understood it.

John 1:4–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.