John 1:5
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New International Version
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

New Living Translation
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

English Standard Version
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Berean Study Bible
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Berean Literal Bible
And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

New American Standard Bible
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

King James Bible
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.

International Standard Version
And the light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out.

NET Bible
And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.

New Heart English Bible
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn't overcome it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Light is shining in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The light shines in the dark, and the dark has never extinguished it.

New American Standard 1977
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.

King James 2000 Bible
And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness overcame it not.

American King James Version
And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

American Standard Version
And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Darby Bible Translation
And the light appears in darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.

English Revised Version
And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Weymouth New Testament
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.

World English Bible
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn't overcome it.

Young's Literal Translation
and the light in the darkness did shine, and the darkness did not perceive it.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-5 The plainest reason why the Son of God is called the Word, seems to be, that as our words explain our minds to others, so was the Son of God sent in order to reveal his Father's mind to the world. What the evangelist says of Christ proves that he is God. He asserts, His existence in the beginning; His coexistence with the Father. The Word was with God. All things were made by him, and not as an instrument. Without him was not any thing made that was made, from the highest angel to the meanest worm. This shows how well qualified he was for the work of our redemption and salvation. The light of reason, as well as the life of sense, is derived from him, and depends upon him. This eternal Word, this true Light shines, but the darkness comprehends it not. Let us pray without ceasing, that our eyes may be opened to behold this Light, that we may walk in it; and thus be made wise unto salvation, by faith in Jesus Christ.
Study Bible
The Beginning
4In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6There came a man who was sent from God. His name was John.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

John 3:19
And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness more than light, because their deeds were evil.

Acts 26:18
to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those sanctified by faith in Me.'
Treasury of Scripture

And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

John 3:19,20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

John 12:36-40 While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children …

Job 24:13-17 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the …

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Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: …

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