John 1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him nothing was made, that has been made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of the men. And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man having been sent from God, whose name was John; The same came for a witness, that he might bear witness concerning the light, in order that all through him might believe. He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness concerning the light. That was the true light, which lighteth every man, coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. 11 He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. 12 But so many as received Him, to them gave He the right to become the children of God, to those believing on His name: 13 who were born not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 The Word was made flesh, and tented among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten with the Father), full of grace and truth. 15 John beareth witness concerning Him, and cried out saying; This is He of whom I spoke, He that cometh after me has been before me: 16 because He was my Creator. And of His fullness we all received grace upon grace. 17 Because the law was given by Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only begotten Son, the one being in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared him. 19 This is the testimony of John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem, that they might ask him, 20 Who art thou? and he confessed and denied not, and confessed that, I am not the Christ. 21 They asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he says, I am not. Art thou that prophet? 22 And he responded, No. Then they said to him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to those having sent us. What do you say concerning yourself? 23 I am the voice of one roaring in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord as Isaiah the prophet said. 24 And those having been sent were of the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, and said to him, Then why do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor that prophet? 26 John responded to them, saying, I baptize with water: There standeth One in your midst whom you do not know, 27 the One coming after me, of whom I am not worthy that I may loose the latchet of His sandal. 28 These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29 On the following day he sees Jesus coming to him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world. 30 This is He concerning whom I spoke, A man cometh after me who has been before me: because he was my Creator. 31 And I did not know Him, but in order that He may be made manifest to Israel, on this account I came baptizing with water. 32 And John testified saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and remained on Him. 33 And I did not know Him, but the One having sent me to baptize with water, He said to me, On whom you may see the Spirit descending and remaining on Him, He is the one baptizing with the Holy Ghost. 34 And I have seen, and testified that He is the Son of God. 35 On the following day John again stood, and two of his disciples, 36 and looking upon Jesus walking about, says, Behold, the Lamb of God. 37 And the two disciples heard him speaking and followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turning and seeing them following, says to them, What are you seeking? and they said to Him, Doctor, (which is said, being interpreted, Teacher), where dwellest thou? 39 He says to them; Come and see. Then they came and saw where He dwelleth, and they abode with Him that day: it was about the tenth hour. 40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two hearing from John, and follows Him; 41 he first finds his own brother Simon, and says to him, We have found Messiah, which is being interpreted, Christ. 42 He led him to Jesus. Jesus looking upon him said; Thou art Simon the Son of Jonah, thou shalt be called Cephas (which is interpreted, Peter). 43 On the following day he wished to depart into Galilee, and he finds Philip. And Jesus says to him; Follow me. 44 Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip finds Nathanael and says to him, We have found Him, of whom Moses and the prophets, in the law, did write, Jesus the son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth. 46 Nathanael said to him, Is any good thing able to come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and says concerning him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile. 48 Nathanael says to Him, Whence do you know me? Jesus responded and said to him, Before Philip called you, I saw you, being under the fig-tree. 49 Nathanael responded, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, the King of Israel. 50 Jesus responded and said to him, Because I said to thee, that I saw thee under the fig-tree, dost thou believe? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51 And He says to him, Truly, truly, I say unto you, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
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