St John’s Gospel – Prologue
Translated by Miles Coverdale 
1 In the begynnynge was the worde, and the worde was with God, and God was ye worde. 2 The same was in the begynnynge wt God. 3 All thinges were made by the same, and without the same was made nothinge that was made. 4 In him was the life, and the life was the light of men: 5 and the light shyneth in the darknesse, and the darknesse comprehended it not. 6 There was sent from God a man, whose name was Ihon. 7 The same came for a witnesse, to beare wytnesse of ye light, that thorow him they all might beleue. 8 He was not that light, but that he might beare witnesse of ye light. 9 That was the true light, which lighteth all men, that come in to this worlde. 10 He was in the worlde, and the worlde was made by him, and ye worlde knewe him not. 11 He came in to his awne, and his awne receaued him not. 12 But as many as receaued him, to them gaue he power to be the children of God: euen soch as beleue in his name. 13 Which are not borne of bloude, ner of the wyl of the ﬂesh, ner of the wyl of man, but of God. 14 And the worde became ﬂesh, and dwelt amonge vs: and we sawe his glory, a glory as of the onely begotte sonne of the father, full of grace and trueth.