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The Birth, Early Life, and Baptism of Jesus.

'In the beginning was the Word, and 1Johni. 1—18. the Word was with God, and the Word

was God.
The same was in the begin-
ning with God. All things were made
by him; and without him was not any-
thing made that was made. In him was
life; and the life was the light of men.
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. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.





That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not: but as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them which believe on his name; which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me; for he was before me. of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the Law was given by Moses, but Jesus Christ.

grace and truth came by

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

2Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the

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