The Word

John 1:1–10

Works of art by Unknown French artist (Tours), Unknown Byzantine artist, and Unknown Coptic artist
Commentaries by Jacopo Gnisci

John 1:1–10

Bible passage (Revised Standard Version)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God; 3all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. 4In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. 8He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.

9 The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not.