Christmas, Gospel

John   1: 1-18

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word.

1:2 He was with God in the beginning.

1:3 All things were made through Him, and nothing that was made was made without Him.

1:4 Life was in Him, and Life was the light of men.

1:5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

1:6 There was a man sent by God, whose name was John.

1:7 He arrived as a witness to offer testimony about the Light, so that all would believe through him.

1:8 He was not the Light, but he was to offer testimony about the Light.

1:9 The true Light, which illuminates every man, was coming into this world.

1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world did not recognize him.

1:11 He went to his own, and his own did not accept him.

1:12 Yet whoever did accept him, those who believed in his name, he gave them the power to become the sons of God.

1:13 These are born, not of blood, nor of the will of flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

1:14 And the Word became flesh, and he lived among us, and we saw his glory, glory like that of an only-begotten son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

1:15 John offers testimony about him, and he cries out, saying: “This is the one about whom I said: ‘He who is to come after me, has been placed ahead of me, because he existed before me.’ ”

1:16 And from his fullness, we all have received, even grace for grace.

1:17 For the law was given though Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

1:18 No one ever saw God; the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he himself has described him. 


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