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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 This one was in the beginning with God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 All [things] came into being through him, and apart from him not one [thing] came into being that has come into 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 humanity. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
6 A man came, sent from God, {whose name was} John. 6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
7 This one came for a witness, in order that he could testify about the light, so that all would believe through him. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
8 That one was not the light, but [came] in order that he could testify about the light. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light, who gives light to every person, was coming into the world. 9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him, and the world did not recognize 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 [things], and 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 as many as received him--to those who believe in his name--he gave to them authority 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 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a husband, but of God. 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and took up residence among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the one and only from the Father, 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 John testified about him and cried out, saying, "This one was [he about] whom I said, 'The one who comes after me is 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 For from his fullness we have all received, and grace after grace. 16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came about through Jesus Christ. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has seen God at any time; the one and only, God, the one who is in the bosom of the Father--that one 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 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem so that they could 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 And he confessed--and he did not deny, and confessed--"I am not the Christ!" 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. "
21 And they asked him, "Then who [are] you? Are you Elijah?" And he said, "I am not!" "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No!" 21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
22 Then they said to him, "Who are you, so that we can give an answer to those who sent us? What do you 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 said, "I [am] 'the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, "Make straight the way of the Lord," ' just as Isaiah the prophet said." 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 (And they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 24 Now some Pharisees who had been sent
25 And they asked him and said to him, "Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?" 25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
26 John answered them, saying, "I baptize with water. In your midst stands [one] whom you do not know-- 26 "I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know.
27 the one who comes after me, of whom I am not worthy {to untie} the strap of his sandal!" 27 He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."
28 These [things] took place in Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 On the next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Look! The Lamb of God who takes 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 one is [the one] about whom I said, 'After me is coming a man who is ahead of 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 And I did not know him, but in order that he could be revealed to Israel, because of this I came baptizing with water." 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel."
32 And John testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and remaining upon him. 32 Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.
33 And I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water, that one said to me, '[The one] upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him--this one is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 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 testify that this one is the Chosen One of God. 34 I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."
35 On the next day again John was standing [there], and two of his disciples, 35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.
36 and looking at Jesus [as he] was walking by, he said, "Look! The Lamb of God!" 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"
37 And the two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus. 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
38 And Jesus, turning around and seeing them following [him], said to them, "What do you seek?" And they said to him, "Rabbi" (which means [when] translated "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 you will see!" So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day (it was about the tenth hour). 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 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed him. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus.
41 This one first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is translated "Christ"). 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 brought him to Jesus. Looking at him, Jesus said, "You are Simon the son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which is interpreted "Peter"). 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 On the next day he wanted to depart for Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, "Follow me!" 43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, "Follow me."
44 (Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter.) 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.
45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found [the one] whom Moses wrote [about] in the law, and the prophets wrote [about]--Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth!" 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 And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see!" 46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said about him, "Look! {A true Israelite} in whom is no deceit!" 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false."
48 Nathanael said to him, "From where do you know me?" Jesus answered and said to 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 Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the king of Israel!" 49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the 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!" 50 Jesus said, "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that."
51 And he said to him, "Truly, truly I say to all of you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon 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."