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Word Became Flesh (John 1:1-18)

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Description

One of the most important verses in gospel of John is John 1:18. It says: "No one has ever seen God: only begotten God who is at the bosom of the Father, He made Him fully known." (translation from Greek).

This is how the gospel begins and Jesus is right when He answers Philip, that who ever sees Jesus, sees the Father himself (John 14:8-9).

Jesus is not only perfect Saviour, but also the fullest expression of God himself. If we would to know what God is like, we need to look at Jesus.

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Word Meaning
ὁ, ἡ, τό the
καί and
αὐτός, ή, ὁ he; self
εἰμί I am; be, exist
γίνομαι become; be born
θεός, οῦ, ὁ God; god
ἐν in (with D)
φῶς, φωτός, τό light
διά through (with G); for, therefore (with A)
οὐ, οὐκ, οὐχ no
εἰς to; in (with A)
ἐκ, ἐξ from (with G)
λόγος, ου, ὁ word
πᾶς, πᾶσα, πᾶν all
ὅς, ἥ, ὅ who, which

Biblical text

1:1Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν Λόγος, καὶ Λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν Θεόν, καὶ Θεὸς ἦν Λόγος.2Οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν Θεόν.3πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ χωρὶς αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο οὐδὲ ἕν γέγονεν.4ἐν αὐτῷ ζωὴ ἦν, καὶ ζωὴ ἦν τὸ φῶς τῶν ἀνθρώπων.5καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει, καὶ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν.6Ἐγένετο ἄνθρωπος, ἀπεσταλμένος παρὰ Θεοῦ, ὄνομα αὐτῷ Ἰωάνης·7οὗτος ἦλθεν εἰς μαρτυρίαν, ἵνα μαρτυρήσῃ περὶ τοῦ φωτός, ἵνα πάντες πιστεύσωσιν δι’ αὐτοῦ.8οὐκ ἦν ἐκεῖνος τὸ φῶς, ἀλλ’ ἵνα μαρτυρήσῃ περὶ τοῦ φωτός.9Ἦν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινὸν, φωτίζει πάντα ἄνθρωπον, ἐρχόμενον εἰς τὸν κόσμον.10ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἦν, καὶ κόσμος δι’ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ κόσμος αὐτὸν οὐκ ἔγνω.11εἰς τὰ ἴδια ἦλθεν, καὶ οἱ ἴδιοι αὐτὸν οὐ παρέλαβον.12ὅσοι δὲ ἔλαβον αὐτόν, ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ἐξουσίαν τέκνα Θεοῦ γενέσθαι, τοῖς πιστεύουσιν εἰς τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ,13οἳ οὐκ ἐξ αἱμάτων οὐδὲ ἐκ θελήματος σαρκὸς οὐδὲ ἐκ θελήματος ἀνδρὸς ἀλλ’ ἐκ Θεοῦ ἐγεννήθησαν.14Καὶ Λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν, καὶ ἐθεασάμεθα τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, δόξαν ὡς μονογενοῦς παρὰ Πατρός, πλήρης χάριτος καὶ ἀληθείας.15Ἰωάνης μαρτυρεῖ περὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ κέκραγεν λέγων Οὗτος ἦν ὃν εἶπον ὀπίσω μου ἐρχόμενος ἔμπροσθέν μου γέγονεν, ὅτι πρῶτός μου ἦν.16ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ πληρώματος αὐτοῦ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἐλάβομεν, καὶ χάριν ἀντὶ χάριτος·17ὅτι νόμος διὰ Μωϋσέως ἐδόθη, χάρις καὶ ἀλήθεια διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐγένετο.18Θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε· μονογενὴς Θεὸς ὢν εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ Πατρὸς, ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο.