John 1:1-8

The Word Became Flesh

1 a In the beginning was b the Word, and c the Word was with God, and d the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 e All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 f In him was life, 1 and g the life was the light of men. 5 h The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

6 There was a man i sent from God, whose name was j John. 7 He came as a k witness, to bear witness about the light, l that all might believe through him. 8 m He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 1:1
    In the beginning, God created the heavens and t...
    Colossians 1:17
    And he is before all things, and in him all thi...
    1 John 1:1
    That which was from the beginning, which we hav...
    Revelation 1:4
    John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Gr...
    Revelation 1:8
    "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord G...
    Revelation 1:17
    When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though de...
    Revelation 3:14
    And to the angel of the church in Laodicea writ...
    Revelation 21:6
    And he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha ...
    Revelation 22:13
    I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the...
  2. Cross References
    Revelation 19:13
    He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.
    Hebrews 4:12
    For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
    1 John 1:1
    That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life -
  3. Cross References
    1 John 1:2
    The life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us -
    John 17:5
    And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
  4. Cross References
    Philippians 2:6
    Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped.
  5. Cross References
    John 1:10
    He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.
    Psalms 33:6
    By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
    1 Corinthians 8:6
    Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
    Colossians 1:16
    For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things were created through him and for him.
    Hebrews 1:2
    But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
  6. Cross References
    John 5:26
    For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
    John 11:25
    Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.
    1 John 1:2
    The life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us -
    1 John 5:11
    And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
  7. Cross References
    John 8:12
    Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
    John 9:5
    As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
    John 12:46
    I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.
  8. Cross References
    John 3:19
    And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
  9. Cross References
    John 1:33
    I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.
    John 3:28
    You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.
    Malachi 3:1
    Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 3:1
    In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea.
    Mark 1:4
    John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
    Luke 3:2
    During the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.
  11. Cross References
    John 3:26
    And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness - look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.
    John 5:33
    You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth.
  12. Cross References
    Acts 19:4
    And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.
  13. Cross References
    John 1:20
    He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ.
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