1In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2He existed in the beginning with God.
3God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
4The Word gave life to everything that was created,*
and his life brought light to everyone.
5The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it.*
Read for yourself from John 1