IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The earth was [became] without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, “Let there be Light! and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.
In Him was Life; and the Life was the light of men.
And the Light shines in the darkness; and the darkness cannot overcome it.
THAT which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life;
(For the Life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that Eternal Life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;)
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son, Jesus Christ.
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
For God, Who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:1-5; John 1:1-5; 1 John 1:1-4; II Corinthians 4:6
As it was in the beginning, it is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen, Amen.