John 1:1-14 The Passion Translation (TPT)
The Living Expression
1 In the beginning the Living Expression was already there.
And the Living Expression was with God, yet fully God.
2 They were together—face-to-face, in the very beginning.
3 And through his creative inspiration
this Living Expression made all things,
for nothing has existence apart from him!
4 A fountain of life was in him,
for his life is light for all humanity.
5 And this Light never fails to shine through darkness—
Light that darkness could not overcome!
6 Suddenly a man appeared who was sent from God,
a messenger named John.
7 For he came as a witness, to point the way to the Light of Life,
and to help everyone believe.
8 John was not that Light but he came to show who is.
For he was merely a messenger to speak the truth about the Light.
9 For the perfect Light of Truth was coming into the world
and shine upon everyone.
10 He entered into the world he created,
yet the world was unaware.
11 He came to the people he created—
to those who should have received him,
but they did not recognize him.
12 But those who embraced him and took hold of his name
he gave authority to become
the children of God!
13 He was not born by the joining of human parents
or from natural means, or by a man’s desire,
but he was born of God.
14 And so the Living Expression
became a man and lived among us!
We gazed upon his glory,
the glory of the One and Only
who came from the Father overflowing
with tender mercy and truth!
John 1:1-14 New International Version (NIV)
The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
New International Version (NIV)
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