Folks, I have always used a KJV, I love the flow, the prose, and the language. The Holy Spirit is my guide. I found salvation in Christ as a teenager in the 1960s in the Gospel of John. Ok, that stated, I looked at an ESV for the first time....I always compare John 1 and this is one major difference I found. ESV John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. KJV John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. Not overcoming and not comprehending DO NOT mean the same thing to me. I am sorry....but someone better try to make sense of this to me, or I will have to lump this version in with the other transliterations that have disappointed me and left me dry.