5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Darkness and light — parallel with Genesis 1 and the entrance of God’s Word.
comprehended — overcame, apprehended, laid hold of — implies a conscious effort to thwart the light and a lack of understanding of it.
darkness — unregenerate humanity
Ephesians 5:8 — For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.
2 Corinthians 4:4 — In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
1 John 1:5 — This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.
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