Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

New American Standard Bible

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

King James Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].

An Understandable Version

And [His] light continued to shine, [even] in the darkness [of the world], and that darkness did not overcome Him [or, did not fully understand Him].

Anderson New Testament

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not.

Bible in Basic English

And the light goes on shining in the dark; it is not overcome by the dark.

Common New Testament

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and the Light shineth in darkness, but the darkness did not receive it.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.

Goodspeed New Testament

The light is still shining in the darkness, for the darkness has never put it out.

John Wesley New Testament

And the light shineth in darkness, but the darkness perceived it not.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

Modern King James verseion

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the light shineth in the darkness, but the darkness comprehended it not.

Moffatt New Testament

amid the darkness the Light shone, but the darkness did not master it.

Montgomery New Testament

And the light is shining in the darkness, and the darkness has not overwhelmed it

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.

Noyes New Testament

And the light hath been shining in the darkness; and the darkness received it not.

Sawyer New Testament

and the light shone in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.

The Emphasized Bible

And, the light, in the darkness, shineth; and, the darkness, thereof, laid not hold.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness never overpowered it.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

So the light continues to shine in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

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

Worsley New Testament

And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness attained it not.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the light in the darkness did shine, and the darkness did not perceive it.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the light
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

φαίνω 
Phaino 
Usage: 22

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

σκοτία 
Skotia 
Usage: 10

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the darkness
σκοτία 
Skotia 
Usage: 10

καταλαμβάνω 
Katalambano 
Usage: 14

it

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 1:5

Images John 1:5

Context Readings

The Prologue To John's Gospel

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And light shines in darkness; and darkness comprehended it not. 6 A man was sent from God, the name to him John.


Cross References

Job 24:13-17

They were among the rebels of light; they knew not his ways, and they dwelt not in his beaten paths.

Proverbs 1:22

How long, ye simple, will ye love simplicity? and mockers delight to mock for them, and the foolish hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:29-30

For that they hated knowledge, and chose not the fear of Jehovah:

John 1:10

He was in the world, and the world was by him, and the world knew him not.

John 3:19-20

And this is the judgment, that light has come into the world, and men rather loved darkness than light, for their works were evil.

John 12:36-40

While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye might be the sons of light. These things spake Jesus, and having departed, he was hid from them.

Romans 1:28

And as they chose not to have God in knowledge, God delivered them to an adulterated purpose, to do things not fitting;

1 Corinthians 2:14

And the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: and he cannot know, for they are spiritually examined.

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