1 In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 He existed in the beginning with God.
3 God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
4 The Word gave life to everything that was created,*
and his life brought light to everyone.
5 The light shines in the darkness,
the darkness can never extinguish it.
12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
the Word became human
and made his home among us.
He was full of
unfailing love and faithfulness.
And we have seen his glory,
of the Father's one and only Son.