Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, came to dwell with us.

BibleGateway: John 1:1-14

ESV Text: John 1:1-14

John 1:1–14 (Listen)

The Word Became Flesh

1:1 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 were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life,1 and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own,2 and his own people3 did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son4 from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Footnotes

[1] 1:4 Or was not any thing made. That which has been made was life in him

[2] 1:11 Greek to his own things; that is, to his own domain, or to his own people

[3] 1:11 People is implied in Greek

[4] 1:14 Or only One, or unique One

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1

     1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

     5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 80:
All Praise to Thee, Eternal God

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. All praise to Thee, eternal God, 
Who, clothed in garb of flesh and blood, 
Dost take a manger for Thy throne, 
While worlds on worlds are Thine alone. 
Hallelujah! 

2. Once did the skies before Thee bow; 
A virgin’s arms contain Thee now, 
While angels, who in Thee rejoice, 
Now listen for Thine infant voice. 
Hallelujah! 

3. A little Child, Thou art our Guest 
That weary ones in Thee may rest; 
Forlorn and lowly is Thy birth 
That we may rise to heaven from earth. 
Hallelujah! 

4. Thou comest in the darksome night 
To make us children of the light, 
To make us in the realms divine, 
Like Thine own angels, round Thee shine. 
Hallelujah! 

5. All this for us Thy love hath done; 
By This to Thee our love is won; 
For this our joyful songs we raise 
And shout our thanks in ceaseless praise. 
Hallelujah! 


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