1 In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
and nothing was created except through him.
4 The Word gave life to everything that was created,*
and his life brought light to everyone.
and the darkness can never extinguish it.*
6 God sent a man, John the Baptist,* 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light.