Chapter 1John

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1 In the beginning the Word was, and the Word was with :God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with :God. 3 All things became through him; and without him nothing became that had become. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of :men. 5 And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not. 6 There came to be a man, sent from God, his name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, that he might witness of the light, that all might believe through him. 8 HE was not the light, but came that he might witness of the light. 9 The true :light was which coming into the world lighteth every man. 10 He was in the world, and the world became through him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his :own possessions, and his :own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he authority to become children of God, even to them that believe unto his :name: 13 who were begotten, not of bloods, nor of the will of flesh, nor of man’s will, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us, and we beheld his :glory, glory as of an only begotten with a father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John witnesseth of him, and cried, saying,— this was he who said—Who cometh after me is become before me: for he was first in regard of me.) 16 Because of his :fullness we all received, and grace upon grace. 17 Because the law was given through Moses; the grace and the truth came to be through Jesus Christ. 18 God no one hath ever seen; an only begotten, himself God, who is unto the bosom of the Father, HE hath declared him.
 
19 And this is the witness of :John, when the Jews sent unto him from Jerusalem priests and Levites to ask him, Who art THOU? 20 And he confessed and denied not; and he confessed [that], I am not the Christ. 21 And they asked him, What then art thou? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art THOU the prophet? And he answered, No. 22 They said therefore to him, Who art thou? that we may give answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said, I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet. 24 And they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, and said to him, Why then baptizest thou, if THOU art not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet? 26 :John answered them, saying, I baptize in water: in the midst of you standeth one whom ye know not, 27 who cometh after me, the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose. 28 These things came to pass in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where :John was baptizing. 29 On the morrow he seeth :Jesus coming unto him, and saith, See, the lamb of :God, that taketh away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who is become before me: for he was first in regard of me. 31 And I knew him not; but that he be manifested to :Israel, for this came I baptizing in water. 32 And John witnessed, saying [that], I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and he abode upon him. 33 And I knew him not: but who sent me to baptize in water, HE said to me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth in the Holy Spirit. 34 And I have seen, and have witnessed that this is the Son of :God.
 
35 Again on the morrow John was standing, and two of his disciples; 36 and he looked upon :Jesus as he walked, and saith, See, the Lamb of :God! 37 And the two :disciples heard him speak and followed :Jesus. 38 And :Jesus turned, and beheld them following, and saith to them, What seek ye? And they said to him, Rabbei (which is to say, interpreted, Teacher), where abidest thou? 39 He saith to them, Come, and ye shall see. They came therefore and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that :day: the hour was about the tenth. 40 One of the two that heard it from John and followed him, was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. 41 HE findeth first his :own :brother Simon, and saith to him, We have found the Messiah (which is, interpreted, Christ). 42 He brought him unto :Jesus. :Jesus looked at him, and said, Thou art Simon the son of John: thou shalt be called Cephas (which is, by interpretation, Peter).

43 On the morrow he wished to go forth into :Galilee, and he findeth Philip: and :Jesus saith to him, Follow me. 44 Now :Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip findeth :Nathanaēl, and saith to him, We have found him, of whom wrote Moses in the law, and the prophets, Jesus the one of Nazareth, son of :Joseph. 46 And Nathanael said to him, Can aught good come out of Nazareth? :Philip saith to him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming unto him, and saith of him, See, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48 Nathanael saith to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49 Nathanael answered him, Rabbei, THOU art the Son of :God; THOU art King of :Israel. 50 :Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to thee that I saw thee underneath the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51 And he saith to him, Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of :God ascending and descending upon the Son of :man.

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