John 1

The Deity of Jesus Christ

a In the beginning was b the Word, and the Word was c with God, and d the Word was God.
Lit This one
He was in the beginning with God.
f All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. g In Him was life, and the life was h the Light of men. i The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not
Or overpower
comprehend it.

The Witness John

Or came into being
came a man sent from God, whose name was l John.
Lit This one
He came
Lit for testimony
o as a witness, to testify about the Light p so that all might believe through him.
Lit That one
r He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

There was s the true Light
Or which enlightens every person coming into the world
which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
10 He was in the world, and u the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His
Or own things, possessions, domain
own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become w children of God, even x to those who believe in His name, 13  y who were
Or begotten
born, not of
Lit bloods
blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

The Word Made Flesh

14 And ab the Word ac became flesh, and
Or tabernacled; i.e. lived temporarily
ae dwelt among us, and af we saw His glory, glory as of
Or unique, only one of His kind
the only begotten from the Father, full of ah grace and ai truth.
15 John aj  testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘ ak He who comes after me
Lit has become before me
has a higher rank than I, am for He existed before me.’”
16 For of His an fullness
Lit we all received
we have all received, and
Lit grace for grace
grace upon grace.
17 For aq the Law was given through Moses; ar grace and as truth
Lit came to be
were realized through Jesus Christ.
18  au No one has seen God at any time; av the only begotten God who is aw in the bosom of the Father ax He has explained Him.

The Testimony of John

19 This is ay the testimony of John, when az the Jews sent to him priests and Levites ba from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed bb I am not
I.e. the Messiah
the Christ.”
21 They asked him, “What then? Are you bd Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you be the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am bf  a voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.”

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the
I.e. Messiah
Christ, nor Elijah, nor bh the Prophet?”
26 John answered them saying bi I baptize
The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know.
27 It is bk He who comes after me, the bl thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28 These things took place in Bethany bm beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold bn the Lamb of God who bo takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He on behalf of whom I said, ‘ bp After me comes a Man who
Lit has become before me
has a higher rank than I, br for He existed before me.’
31 I did not recognize
I.e. as the Messiah
Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing
The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
in water.”
32 John bu testified saying bv I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not recognize
I.e. as the Messiah
Him, but He who sent me to baptize
The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
in water said to me, ‘He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, by this is the One who baptizes
The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
in the Holy Spirit.’
34 I myself have seen, and have testified that this is ca the Son of God.”

Jesus’ Public Ministry, First Converts

35 Again cb the next day John was standing
Lit and
with two of his disciples,
36 and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, “Behold cd the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, What do you seek?” They said to Him, ce Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?” 39 He said to them, Come, and you will see.” So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the
Perhaps 10 a.m. (Roman time)
tenth hour.
40  cg One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the ch Messiah” (which translated means
Gr Anointed One
42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, You are Simon the son of
Gr Joannes
ck John; you shall be called cl Cephas
(which is translated
I.e. Rock or Stone
cn Peter).

43  co The next day He purposed to go into cp Galilee, and He found cq Philip. And Jesus said to him, cr Follow Me.” 44 Now cs Philip was from ct Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45  cu Philip found cv Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom cw Moses in the Law and also cx the Prophets wroteJesus of cy Nazareth cz the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, da Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” db Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, Behold, an dc Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, Before dd Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered Him, de Rabbi, You are df the Son of God; You are the dg King of Israel.” 50 Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see dh the heavens opened and di the angels of God ascending and descending on dj the Son of Man.”
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