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NASB: And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Phillips: So the word of God became a human being and lived among us. We saw his splendor (the splendor as of a father's only son), full of grace and truth.
Wuest: And the Word, entering a new mode of existence, became flesh, and lived in a tent [His physical body] among us. And we gazed with attentive and careful regard and spiritual perception at His glory, a glory such as that of a uniquely-begotten Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Young's Literal: And the Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth.
The Message: The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.
The word, glory, comes from the Greek word dóxa which means “to think” or “to give a proper opinion or estimate of something.” The glory of God expresses all that He is in His Being and in His nature, character, power and acts.
Heavenly Father, I praise you for revealing yourself in your Son, Jesus--your love song to us.. Wipe off the lens of my heart that I might see you accurately and love you more each day. Thank you for your Word, which reveals your love and your purpose for my life. Thank you for Jesus, who has made it possible for me to have clear vision with which to see you, my Heavenly Father, my Abba Daddy. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Look In—as you meditate on John 1:14 pray to see how you might apply it to your life.
Look Out—as you meditate on John 1:14 pray to see how you might apply it to your relationships with others.