John 1:5

“And the light shineth in darknesse, and the darknesse comprehended it not.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the light goes on shining in the dark; it is not overcome by the dark.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.
- Weymouth Bible

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

and derknessis comprehendiden not it.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the light in the darkness did shine, and the darkness did not perceive it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:5


1:5 And the light shineth in darkness - Shines even on fallen man; but the darkness - Dark, sinful man, perceiveth it not.


Discussion for John 1

  • Ivy Johnson
    V40: Andrew is mentioned: other man name not mention: Jesus the Lamb of God: not respond to John’s words: Name would have been mentioned: What a loss. We could have been reading about him throughout the Centuries, and learn so much from him like the rest of Disciples: suffering like their Master: So many of us today are in his category, missing out on things of God. Deaf ears: Doing our own thing
  • Jessica
    Amen! , Thank you Jesus! . What a good word!
  • Ivy Johnson
    Verse 14: The Word(Jesus) made Flesh(Jesus): dwelt among us, and we beheld His Glory, the Glory as iof the Only Begotten of the Father(Jesus), full of Grace and Truth. Jesus is the LIVING WORD: The Holy Scriptures are the Written Word. Jesus Spoke the World into being, using the HOLY SCRIPTURES. There is Power in the Words of the Holy Scriptures. He made the world, yet the world knew Him not.
  • Jacob John Tucci
    I was named after the King 👑 James Version
  • Anonymous
    Moses is the powerful man, but our Jesus Christ is the way and the truth
  • Lilian
    Amen thank you for your word Jesus i love you loving Father

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