The Word1In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and [4God 3was 1the 2word]. 2This one was in the beginning with God. 3All through him existed, and apart from him existed not even one thing which exists. 4In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5And the light in the darkness appears, and the darkness [2it 3not 1overtook].
John the Baptist6There existed a man being sent by God, the name to him -- John. 7This one came for a witness that he should witness concerning the light, that all should believe through him. 8[2was not 1That one] the light, but that he should witness concerning the light. 9[4was 1The 3light 2true] which lightens every man coming into the world. 10[2in 3the 4world 1He was], and the world by him existed, and the world [2him 3not 1knew]. 11Unto his own he came, and his own [2him 3not 1received]. 12But as many as received him, he gave to them authority [2children 3of God 1to become], to the ones believing in his name; 13the ones who not from blood, nor from will of flesh, nor from will of man, but from God were born.
The Word Became Flesh14And the word [2flesh 1became], and tented among us, and we saw his glory, glory as an only child of the father, full of favor and truth. 15John witnessed concerning him, and cried out, saying, This was whom I said, The one [2after 3me 1coming] [2before 3me 1was], for [2foremost over 3me 1he was]. 16And from out of his fullness we all received, even favor upon favor. 17For the law [2through 3Moses 1was given]; the favor and the truth [2through 3Jesus 4Christ 1came]. 18[3God 1No one 2has seen] at any time; the only born son, the one being in the bosom of the father, that one described him. 19And this is the witness of John, when [3sent 1the 2Jews] from Jerusalem priests and Levites, that they should ask him, [3you 1Who 2are]? 20And he acknowledged, and did not deny; and acknowledged that, [2not 1I am] the Christ. 21And they asked him, What then? [3Elijah 1Are 2you]? And he says, I am not. [3the 4prophet 1Are 2you]? And he answered, No. 22They said then to him, Who are you? that an answer we should give to the ones having sent us; what say you concerning yourself? 23He said, I am a voice yelling in the wilderness, Straighten the way of the lord! as said Isaiah the prophet. 24And the ones being sent were of the Pharisees. 25And they asked him, and said to him, Why then do you immerse, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet? 26[2answered 3to them 1John], saying, I immerse in water; but in the midst of you stands whom you know not. 27He is the one [2after 3me 1coming], who [2before 3me 1exists], of whom I am not worthy that I should untie his strap of the sandal. 28These things in Bethany took place on the other side of the Jordan, where John was immersing.
The Lamb of God29The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and he says, See the lamb of God! the one carrying the sin of the world. 30This is concerning of whom I said, After me comes a man, who [2before 3me 1was], for [2foremost over 3me 1he was]. 31And I did not know him; but that he should be made manifest to Israel -- on account of this I came in the water immersing. 32And John witnessed, saying that, I saw the spirit descending as a dove from out of heaven, and it remained upon him. 33And I did not know him; but the one having sent me forth to immerse in water, that one said to me, Upon whom ever you should behold the spirit descending and remaining upon him, he is the one immersing by [2spirit 1holy]. 34And I have seen, and I have witnessed that this is the son of God.
Two Disciples Follow Jesus35The next day again John stood, and [2of 3his disciples 1two]. 36And looking at Jesus walking, he says, Behold the lamb of God! 37And [4heard 5him 1the 2two 3disciples] speaking, and they followed Jesus. 38[3having turned 1And 2Jesus], and seeing them following, says to them What do you seek? And they said to him, Rabbi, which is to say, being translated, Teacher, where do you stay? 39He says to them, Come and see! They came and saw where he stayed, and [2with 3him 1they stayed] that day. And the hour was about the tenth. 40[6was 1Andrew 2the 3brother 4of Simon 5Peter] one of the two of the ones having heard from John, and having followed him. 41[3finds 1He 2first] [2brother 1his own] Simon, and says to him, We have found the Messiah, which is being translated, Christ. 42And he led him to Jesus. And looking at him, Jesus said, You are Simon the son of Jonah, you shall be called Cephas; which is translated, A piece of rock.
Philip and Nathanael43The next day he wanted to go forth into Galilee, and he finds Philip, and [2says 3to him 1Jesus], Follow me! 44[3was 1And 2Philip] from Bethsaida, from out of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, The one whom Moses wrote in the law, and the prophets, we have found -- Jesus the son of Joseph, the one from Nazareth. 46And [2said 3to him 1Nathanael], [5from out of 6Nazareth 3able 1Is anything 2good 4to be]? [2says 3to him 1Philip], Come and see! 47Jesus beheld Nathanael coming to him, and says concerning him, See! truly an Israelite in whom [2deceit 1there is no]. 48[2says 3to him 1Nathanael], From what place do you know me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before [3you 1Philip 2calling], being under the fig-tree, I beheld you. 49Nathanael responded and says to him, Rabbi, you are the son of God, you are the king of Israel. 50Jesus responded and said to him, Because I said to you, I beheld you underneath the fig-tree, you believe? Greater things than these you shall see. 51And he says to him, Amen, amen, I say to you, From now on you shall see the heaven opening, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the son of man.
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