In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through hthe Word, and without the Word not one thing came into being. What has come into being in the Word was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. The Word was in the world, and the world came into being through the Word; yet the world did not know the Word. The Word came to what was the Word's own, and the Word's own people did not accept the Word. But to all who received the Word who believed in the Word's name, the Word gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of human will, but of God. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen the Word's glory, the glory as of a God's only child, full of grace and truth.