In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. In him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.
He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.