John 1:1-9Amplified Bible (AMP)
2 He was [continually existing] in the beginning [co-eternally] with God.
3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and
without Him not even one thing was made that has come into being.
4 In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men.
5 The Light shines on in the [c]darkness, and the darkness did not understand it
or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].
6 There came a man commissioned and sent from God, whose name was [d]John.
7 This man came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe
[in Christ, the Light] through him.
8 John was not the Light, but came to testify about the Light.
9 There it was—the true Light [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] which,
coming into the world, enlightens everyone.
12 Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, “[a]I am the Light of the world.
He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
20 Everyone who does evil hates the light.
They will not come to the light, because the light will show
all the bad things they have done.
21 But anyone who follows the true way comes to the light.
Then the light will show that whatever they have done was done through God
1 Peter 2:9New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people,
[a] in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him
who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
James 1:22 New King James Version (NKJV)
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
5 Examine and test and evaluat
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
Galatians 6:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
1 Corinthians 8:2 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
Luke 10:26-28 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”