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In the Beginning Was the Word

Text: John 1:1-5

Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word

In the beginning the Word already existed.
    The Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
    and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,[1]
    and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it.[2]

Footnotes:

  1. 1:3-4 Or and nothing that was created was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything.
  2. 1:5 Or and the darkness has not understood it.

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