In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word. 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 appeareth in the darkness, but the darkness comprehended it not. And the Word was made ﬂesh and dwelt within us and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (i. 1 — 5, Few know what is here meant by the Word. That it is the Lord, is evident from the several particulars; but the internal sense teaches that it is the Lord as to His Divine Human that is meant by the Word, for it is said the Word was made flesh and dwelt within us, and we beheld His glory. And because the Divine Human is meant by the Word, all that Truth also is meant which relates to Him, and is from Him, in His kingdom in the heavens, and in His church on the earth. Hence it is said that in Him was life, and the life was the light of men, and the light appeareth in the dark ness. And because Truth is meant by the Word, all reve lation is meant, and thus also the Word itself or Holy Scripture.