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John 1:4-5 New King James Version (NKJV)

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or overcome
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

John 1:4-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind. And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]grasp it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or overpower
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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John 1:4-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)

In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines on in the [a]darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 I.e. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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John 1:4-5 New International Version (NIV)

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or understood
New International Version (NIV)

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John 1:4-5 King James Version (KJV)

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV)

This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

John 1:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

[a]He came [b]as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:7 Lit This one
  2. John 1:7 Lit for testimony
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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John 1:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

This man came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe [in Christ, the Light] through him.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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John 1:7 New International Version (NIV)

He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.

New International Version (NIV)

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John 1:7 King James Version (KJV)

The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

John 1:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

That[a] was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:9 Or That was the true Light which, coming into the world, gives light to every man.
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

John 1:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

[a]This was the true Light [b]that, coming into the world, enlightens every person.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:9 I.e., the Word, Christ
  2. John 1:9 Or that enlightens every person coming into the world
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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John 1:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)

There it was—the true Light [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] which, coming into the world, enlightens everyone.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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John 1:9 New International Version (NIV)

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.

New International Version (NIV)

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John 1:9 King James Version (KJV)

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John 8:12 New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

John 8:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Jesus Is the Light of the World

12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, I am the Light of the world; the one who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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John 8:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Jesus Is the Light of the World

12 Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, [a]I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

Footnotes:

  1. John 8:12 The second of the memorable “I am” statements. See note 6:35.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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John 8:12 New International Version (NIV)

Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

New International Version (NIV)

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John 8:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

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