John 1

The Beginning

In [the] beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in [the] beginning. Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and [that] life was the light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness {has} not overcome
Or comprehended
it.

The Witness of John

There came a man who was sent from God. His name [was] John. He came as a witness to testify about the Light, so that through him everyone might believe. He himself was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. The true Light who gives light to every man was coming into the world. 10  He was in the world, and [though] the world was made through Him, the world {did} not recognize Him. 11  He came to [His] own, and [His] own {did} not receive Him. 12  But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God— 13  [children] born not of blood, nor of [the] desire [or] will of man, but [born] of God.

The Word Became Flesh

14  The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, [the] glory of [the] one and only Son from [the] Father, full of grace and truth. 15  John testified concerning Him. He cried out, saying, “This is He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me.’” 16  From His fullness we {have} all received grace upon grace. 17  For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18  No one has ever seen God, [but the] one and only Son, [ who is Himself ] God [and]
BYZ and TR but the one and only Son, who
is at the Father’s side, has made [Him] known.

The Mission of John the Baptist

19  And this was John’s testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, “Who are you?” 20  He did not refuse to confess, but openly declared, “I am not the Christ.” 21  “Then who [are you] ?” they inquired. “Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.” 22  So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23  [John] replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet: “I [am] the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for [the] Lord.’”
Isaiah 40:3
24  Then the Pharisees who had been sent 25  asked him, “Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26  “I baptize with
Or in; also in verses 31 and 33
water,” John replied, “but among you stands [One] you {do} not know.
27  [He is] the One who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.” 28  All this happened at Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Jesus the Lamb of God

29  The next day [John] saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30  This is He of whom I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me.’ 31  I myself {did} not know Him, but the reason I came baptizing with water [was] that He might be revealed to Israel.” 32  Then John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove and resting on Him. 33  I myself {did} not know Him, but the [One who] sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘ [The man] on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is He who will baptize with [the] Holy Spirit.’ 34  I have seen and testified that this is the Son
SBL the Chosen One
of God.”

The First Disciples

35  The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36  When he saw Jesus walking by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” 37  And when the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38  Jesus turned and saw them following. “What do you want?” He asked. They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher) , “where are You staying?” 39  “Come and see,” He replied. So they went and saw where He was staying, and spent that day with Him. It was about [the] tenth hour. 40  Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John’s [ testimony ] and followed [Jesus] . 41  He first found [his] brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated as Christ) . 42  [Andrew] brought him to Jesus, [who] looked at him [and] said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which is translated as Peter) .

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43  The next day [Jesus] decided to set out for Galilee. Finding Philip, [He] told him, “Follow Me.” 44  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the [same] town as Andrew and Peter. 45  Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the [One] Moses wrote about in the Law, [ the One] the prophets [foretold] — Jesus of Nazareth, [the] son of Joseph.” 46  “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. 47  [When] Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, He said of him, “Here [is] a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceit.” 48  “How do You know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus replied, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.” 49  “Rabbi,” Nathanael answered, “You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50  Jesus said to him, “Do you believe just because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” 51  Then He declared, “Truly, truly, I tell you, you will see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
See Genesis 28:12
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