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1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 All things came to be through him, and without him nothing made had being. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not suppressed it. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was Yochanan. 6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
7 He came to be a testimony, to bear witness concerning the light; so that through him, everyone might put his trust in God and be faithful to him. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
8 He himself was not that light; no, he came to bear witness concerning the light. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 This was the true light, which gives light to everyone entering the world. 9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world -- the world came to be through him -- yet the world did not know him. 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 homeland, yet his own people did not receive him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12 But to as many as did receive him, to those who put their trust in his person and power, he gave the right to become children of God, 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--
13 not because of bloodline, physical impulse or human intention, but because of God. 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
14 The Word became a human being and lived with us, and we saw his Sh'khinah, the Sh'khinah of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 Yochanan witnessed concerning him when he cried out, "This is the man I was talking about when I said, `The one coming after me has come to rank ahead of me, because he existed before me.'" 15 John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' "
16 We have all received from his fullness, yes, grace upon grace. 16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
17 For the Torah was given through Moshe; grace and truth came through Yeshua the Messiah. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has ever seen God; but the only and unique Son, who is identical with God and is at the Father's side -- he has made him known. 18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.
19 Here is Yochanan's testimony: when the Judeans sent cohanim and L'vi'im from Yerushalayim to ask him, "Who are you?" 19 Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
20 he was very straightforward and stated clearly, "I am not the Messiah." 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. "
21 "Then who are you?" they asked him. "Are you Eliyahu?" "No, I am not," he said. "Are you `the prophet,' the one we're expecting?" "No," he replied. 21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
22 So they said to him, "Who are you? -- so that we can give an answer to the people who sent us. What do you have to say about yourself?" 22 Finally they said, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself ?"
23 He answered in the words of Yesha`yahu the prophet, "I am The voice of someone crying out: `In the desert make the way of ADONAI straight!'" 23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the desert, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.' "
24 Some of those who had been sent were P'rushim. 24 Now some Pharisees who had been sent
25 They asked him, "If you are neither the Messiah nor Eliyahu nor `the prophet,' then why are you immersing people?" 25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
26 To them Yochanan replied, "I am immersing people in water, but among you is standing someone whom you don't know. 26 "I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know.
27 He is the one coming after me -- I'm not good enough even to untie his sandal!" 27 He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."
28 All this took place in Beit-Anyah, east of the Yarden, where Yochanan was immersing. 28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 The next day, Yochanan saw Yeshua coming toward him and said, "Look! God's lamb! The one who is taking away the sin of the world! 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 the man I was talking about when I said, `After me is coming someone who has come to rank above me, because he existed before me.' 30 This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'
31 I myself did not know who he was, but the reason I came immersing with water was so that he might be made known to Isra'el." 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 Yochanan gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and remaining on him. 32 Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.
33 I myself did not know who he was, but the one who sent me to immerse in water said to me, `The one on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining, this is the one who immerses in the Ruach HaKodesh.' 33 I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'
34 And I have seen and borne witness that this is the Son of God." 34 I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."
35 The next day, Yochanan was again standing with two of his talmidim. 35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.
36 On seeing Yeshua walking by, he said, "Look! God's lamb!" 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"
37 His two talmidim heard him speaking, and they followed Yeshua. 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
38 Yeshua turned and saw them following him, and he asked them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him, "Rabbi!" (which means "Teacher!") "Where are you staying?" 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?" They said, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?"
39 He said to them, "Come and see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and remained with him the rest of the day -- it was about four o'clock in the afternoon. 39 "Come," he replied, "and you will see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour.
40 One of the two who had heard Yochanan and had followed Yeshua was Andrew the brother of Shim`on Kefa. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus.
41 The first thing he did was to find his brother Shim`on and tell him, "We've found the Mashiach!" (The word means "one who has been anointed.") 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, "We have found the Messiah" (that is, the Christ).
42 He took him to Yeshua. Looking at him, Yeshua said, "You are Shim`on Bar-Yochanan; you will be known as Kefa." (The name means "rock.") 42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which, when translated, is Peter ).
43 The next day, having decided to leave for the Galil, Yeshua found Philip and said, "Follow me!" 43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, "Follow me."
44 Philip was from Beit-Tzaidah, the town where Andrew and Kefa lived. 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.
45 Philip found Natan'el and told him, "We've found the one that Moshe wrote about in the Torah, also the Prophets -- it's Yeshua Ben-Yosef from Natzeret!" 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
46 Natan'el answered him, "Natzeret? Can anything good come from there?" "Come and see," Philip said to him. 46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip.
47 Yeshua saw Natan'el coming toward him and remarked about him, "Here's a true son of Isra'el -- nothing false in him!" 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false."
48 Natan'el said to him, "How do you know me?" Yeshua answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." 48 "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you."
49 Natan'el said, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Isra'el!" 49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel."
50 Yeshua answered him, "you believe all this just because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than that!" 50 Jesus said, "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that."
51 Then he said to him, "Yes indeed! I tell you that you will see heaven opened and the angels of God going up and coming down on the Son of Man!" 51 He then added, "I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."