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John 1:5-7 New King James Version (NKJV)

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it.

John’s Witness: The True Light

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.

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 1:5-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it.

The Witness John

There [b]came a man sent from God, whose name was John. [c]He came [d]as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or overpower
  2. John 1:6 Or came into being
  3. John 1:7 Lit This one
  4. John 1:7 Lit for testimony
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John 1:5-7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

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].

The Witness of John the Baptist

There came a man commissioned and sent from God, whose name was [b]John. This man came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe [in Christ, the Light] through him.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 I.e. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth.
  2. John 1:6 The births of both John the Baptist and Jesus were foretold by the angel, Gabriel (Luke 1:5-80). This passage is about John the Baptist, the son of Zacharias the priest and his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was related to Mary the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:36). John the Baptist is considered to be the last of the OT prophets, and is not to be confused with John the Apostle who wrote this Gospel, three brief letters (1 John, 2 John, 3 John) and Revelation.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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John 1:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.

Footnotes:

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

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John 1:5-7 King James Version (KJV)

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

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

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

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