Jesus Christ Is The Word
Christ Comes to the World
1 Before the world began, the Word20 was there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was there with God in the beginning. 3 Everything was made through him, and nothing was made without him. 4 In him there was life, and that life was a light for the people of the world. 5 The light21 shines in the darkness,22 and the darkness has not defeated23 it.
201:1 Word The Greek word is “logos,” meaning any kind of communication. It could be translated “message.” Here, it means Christ—the way God told the world about himself. Also in verses 10, 14, 16.
211:5 light Meaning Christ, the Word, who brought to the world understanding about God. Also in verse 7.
22 darkness A symbol for the kinds of things that describe Satan’s kingdom, such as sin and evil.
231:5 defeated Or “understood.”