He is the divine self-expression of all that God is, contains, and reveals in incarnated flesh. Brian Simmons
Word. Logos. Message. Blueprint. Light. Life. Living Expression…
John 1 King James Version (KJV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
John 1 The Message (MSG)
1 1-2 The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
in readiness for God from day one.
3-5 Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.
John 1 The Passion Translation (TPT)
The Living Expression
And the Living Expression was with God, yet fully God.[c]
2 They were together—face-to-face,[d]in the very beginning.[e]
3 And through his creative inspiration
this Living Expression made all things,[f]
for nothing has existence apart from him!
4 Life came into being[g] because of him,
for his life is light for all humanity.[h]
5 And this Living Expression is the Light that bursts through gloom[i]—
the Light that darkness could not diminish![j]