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But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:12 power. “Power” here is the word for “authority” or “right.”

1:12 believe. Note also that “receiving Him” is here defined as “believing on His name,” with all that the latter implies (see the first note on John 1:1).

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