As we read through this text, we can learn a whole lot about יְהוֹשׁוּעַ Yahushua (Jesus).
- (4) In the beginning was (Eimi = I am, exist, be) the Word
- the Word was with God
- the Word was God;
- in the beginning with God
- all things through him did happen, and without him happened not even one thing that hath happened.
- In him was life,
- the life was the light of men
- the light in the darkness did shine
- the darkness did not perceive (katalamano = perceive, comprehended, seize gight hold of, arrest, catch, capture, appropriate, overtake) it.
- He was the true Light, which doth enlighten every man,
- coming to the world; (5) the world through him was made
- the world did not know him
- to his own things he came, and his own people did not receive (egno = Know understand) him;
- but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God —
to those believing in his name, who –not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but — of God were begotten.
- the Word became flesh,
- did tabernacle among us,
- we beheld his glory,
- glory as of an only begotten of a father,
- full of grace (charis = gift, blessing brought to man by Jesus) and truth.
- out of his fulness did we all receive, and grace over-against grace; the grace and the truth through Jesus
- the Christ did come; (18) the only begotten Son,)
- who is on the bosom of the Father
We also learn a little bit about ourselves, as receivers and believers.
… but as many as did receive him to them he
- gave authority to become sons of God
- to those believing in his name, who –not of blood nor of a will (thelematos = will, wishes, desires) of flesh, nor of a will of man (aner = man; husband, a male human being, gentlemen) but — of God were begotten (monogenes = begotten, of children, only born; one and only)
And of God
- no one hath ever seen;
- the only begotten Son, he did declare.