And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
This world has never been given over to the unchallenged reign of darkness: there have always been souls wherein the life has been kindled, and through whom it has shot its rays into the world's gloom — God's candles lighted and placed according to His own will. In this respect the Father of lights has never been left without witness.
(J. Culross, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.