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1 In [a]the [b]beginning [c]was [d]that Word, and that Word was [e]with God, and that [f]Word was God.

2 This same was in the beginning with God.

3 [g]All [h]things were made by it, and [i]without it [j]was made nothing that was made.

4 [k]In it [l]was life, and that life was [m]the light of men.

5 [n]And that light shineth in the wilderness, and the darkness [o]comprehendeth it not.

6 ¶ [p]There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 This same came for a witness, to bear witness of that light, that all men [q]through him might believe.

8 He was not [r]that light, but was sent to bear witness of that light.

9 [s]This was [t]that true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 [u]He was in the world, and the world was made by him: and the world knew him not.

11 He came [v]unto his own, and his own received him not.

12 [w]But as many as received him, to them he gave [x]prerogative to be the sons of God, even to them that believe in his Name,

13 Which are born not of blood, nor of the [y]will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 [z]And that Word was made [aa]flesh, and [ab]dwelt among us, (and we saw the [ac]glory thereof, [ad]as the glory of the only begotten Son of the Father) [ae]full of grace and truth.

15 ¶ [af]John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh [ag]after me, was [ah]before me: for he was better than I.

16 [ai]And of his fullness have all we received, and [aj]grace for grace.

17 For the Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18 [ak]No man hath seen God at any time: that only begotten Son, which is in the [al]bosom of the Father, he hath [am]declared him.

19 ¶ [an]Then this is the record of John, when the Jews sent Priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

20 And he [ao]confessed and [ap]denied not, and said plainly, I am not that Christ.

21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he said, [aq]I am not. Art thou [ar]that Prophet? And he answered, No.

22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou, that we may give an answer to them that sent us? What sayest thou of thyself?

23 He said, I am the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the Prophet Isaiah.

24 [as]Now they which were sent, were of the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, and said unto him, [at]Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, neither Elijah, nor that Prophet?


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