The Modern Literal Version (New Testament), 2014 Edition.

The Modern Literal Version

The Modern Literal Version

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John 1

 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. 1:3 All things became through him, and without him nothing became that has become into being. 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 1:5And the light is appearing in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake {Or: comprehend} it.

 1:6 It happened that a man came, having been sent from God, and his name was John. 1:7 The same came to be a witness, that* he might testify concerning the light, that* all might believe through him. 1:8 He was not the light, but came that* he might testify concerning the light. 1:9 There was the true light, the light which illuminates every man, coming into the world. 1:10 He was in the world and the world became through him and the world did not know him. 1:11 He came to his own and those who were his own did not receive him. 1:12 But as many as received him, he gave the authority to become children of God to them, to those who believe in his name, 1:13 who were born, not from bloods, nor from the will of the flesh, nor from the will of man, but from God. 1:14 And the Word became flesh and resided among us (and we saw his glory, glory like that of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth. 1:15 John testifies concerning him and has cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He who is coming after me, has become in front of me, because he was before me. 1:16 And we all received out of his fullness and grace in exchange-for grace. 1:17 Because the law was given through Moses; the grace and the truth came* through Jesus Christ. 1:18 No one has seen God at anytime; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has described him.

 1:19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem that* they might ask him, Who are you?

1:20 And he confessed and did not deny, and he confessed, I am not the Christ.

John 3

 3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, Are you the teacher of Israel and do not know these things?3:11Assuredly, assuredly, I say to you, We speak what we know, and testify of what we have seen, and you* do not receive our testimony.3:12If I told you* earthly things and you* do not believe, how will you* believe, if I tell you* heavenly things?3:13And no one has ascended into heaven, except he who came down from heaven, that isthe Son of Man, who is in heaven. 3:14And just-as Moses who exalted the serpent in the wilderness, so it is essential for the Son of Man to also be exalted; 3:15in order that everyone who believes in him might not perish but may have everlasting life.

 3:16 For* God so loved* the world, that he gave his Son, the only begotten, in order that everyone who believes in him might not perish, but may have everlasting life.3:17For* God did not send the Son into the world in order that he might judge the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.3:18 He who believes in him is not judged. He who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

3:19Now this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world and men loved*the darkness rather than the light; for* their works were evil.3:20For* everyone who is practicing evil, hates the light, and is not coming to the light, in order that his works should not convict him.3:21But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that* his works might be manifest, that they have been worked in God.