1In the beginningwas the Word,and the WordwaswithGod,and the WordwasGod.2
The samewasin the beginningwithGod.3
All things were madebyhim;andwithouthimwasnot any thingmadethat was made .
4Inhimwaslife;and the lifewas the light of men.5And the lightshinethindarkness;and the darknesscomprehendedaitnot.6
There was a mansentfromGod,whosename was John.7
The samecamefor a witness,to bear witnessof the Light,thatall men throughhim might believe .
He wasnotthatLight,but was sent to bear witnessof that Light.9
That was the trueLight,whichlighteth every manthatcomethinto the world.10
He wasin the world,and the world was madebyhim,and the worldknewhimnot.11
He cameunto his own,and his ownreceivedhimnot.12But as many asreceivedhim, to them gave hepowerb to become the sons of God, even to them that believeonhisname:13Which were born , notofblood,norof the will of the flesh,norof the will of man,butofGod.14And the Word was madeflesh,anddweltamongus, (and we beheldhisglory, the gloryas of the only begottenof the Father,) full of graceandtruth.15John bare witnessofhim,andcried , saying , This was he of whom I spake , He that comethafterme is preferredbeforeme:for he wasbeforeme.16Andofhisfulnesshaveallwereceived , andgraceforgrace.17For the law was givenbyMoses, but graceandtruthcamebyJesusChrist.18
No man hath seenGod at any time; the only begottenSon,whichisin the bosom of the Father,he hath declared him.
19Andthisis the record of John,when the JewssentpriestsandLevitesfromJerusalemtoaskhim,Whoartthou?20And he confessed , anddeniednot;butconfessed , Iamnot the Christ.21And they askedhim,Whatthen?ArtthouElias?And he saith , I amnot.Artthou that prophet?And he answered , No.22Then said they unto him,Who art thou ? that we may give an answer to them that sentus.What sayest thouofthyself?23
He said , I am the voice of one cryingin the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord,assaid the prophetEsaias.24And they which were sentwereof the Pharisees.25And they askedhim,andsaid unto him,Why baptizest thouthen,ifthoubenot that Christ,norElias,neither that prophet?26Johnansweredthem,saying , Ibaptizewithwater:but there standeth oneamongyou,whomyeknownot;27He it is , whocomingafterme is preferredbeforeme,whoseshoe'slatchetIamnotworthytounloose .
These things were doneinBethabarabeyondJordan,whereJohnwasbaptizing .
The next dayJohnseethJesuscominguntohim,andsaith , Behold the Lamb of God,which taketh awayc the sin of the world.30This is heofwhomIsaid , Aftermecometh a manwhich is preferredbeforeme:for he wasbeforeme.31
And Iknewhimnot:butthat he should be made manifest to Israel,thereforeamIcomebaptizingwithwater.32AndJohn bare record , saying , I saw the Spiritdescendingfromheavenlike a dove,and it abodeuponhim.33
And Iknewhimnot:but he that sentme to baptizewithwater, the samesaid unto me,Uponwhomthou shalt see the Spiritdescending , andremainingonhim, the sameis he which baptizethwith the HolyGhost.34
And Isaw , and bare recordthatthisis the Son of God.35Again the next day afterJohnstood , andtwoofhisdisciples;36And looking uponJesus as he walked , he saith , Behold the Lamb of God!37And the twodisciplesheardhimspeak , and they followedJesus.38ThenJesusturned , andsawthemfollowing , and saith unto them,What seek ye ? They said unto him,Rabbi, (which is to say , being interpreted , Master,) where dwellest thou ?
He saith unto them,Comeandsee . They cameandsawwhere he dwelt , andabodewithhimthatday:for it wasaboutd the tenthhour.40Oneof the twowhichheardJohn speak, andfollowedhim,wasAndrew,SimonPeter'sbrother.41Hefirstfindeth his ownbrotherSimon,andsaith unto him, We have found the Messias,whichis , being interpreted , the Christ.e42And he broughthimtoJesus.And when Jesusbeheldhim, he said , ThouartSimon the son of Jona:thou shalt be calledCephas,which is by interpretation , A stone.43
The day followingJesuswould go forthintoGalilee,andfindethPhilip,andsaith unto him,Followme.44NowPhilipwasofBethsaida, the cityofAndrewandPeter.45PhilipfindethNathanael,andsaith unto him, We have found him, of whomMosesin the law,and the prophets, did write , JesusofNazareth, the son of Joseph.46AndNathanaelsaid unto him,Can there any good thingcome out ofNazareth?Philipsaith unto him,Comeandsee .
47JesussawNathanaelcomingtohim,andsaithofhim,Behold an Israeliteindeed,inwhomisnoguile!48Nathanaelsaith unto him,Whence knowest thoume?Jesusansweredandsaid unto him,Before that Philipcalledthee, when thou wastunder the fig tree, I sawthee.49Nathanaelansweredandsaith unto him,Rabbi,thouart the Son of God;thouart the King of Israel.50Jesusansweredandsaid unto him,Because I said unto thee, I sawtheeunder the fig tree, believest thou ? thou shalt see greater things than these.51And he saith unto him,Verily,verily, I say unto you,Hereafterye shall seeheavenopen , and the angels of Godascendinganddescendingupon the Son of man.