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John 1 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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 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 nothing that exists came into being. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In Him was Life, and that Life was the Light of men. 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 overpowered 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 John. 6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
7 He came as a witness, in order that he might give testimony concerning the Light--so that all might believe through him. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
8 He was not the Light, but he existed that he might give testimony concerning the Light. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true Light was that which illumines every man by its 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 existence 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 the things that were His own, and His own people gave Him no welcome. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12 But all who have received Him, to them--that is, to those who trust in His name--He has given the privilege of becoming 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 begotten as such not by human descent, nor through an impulse of their own nature, nor through the will of a human father, but from 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 came in the flesh, and lived for a time in our midst, so that we saw His glory--the glory as of the Father's only Son, sent from His presence. He was 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 gave testimony concerning Him and cried aloud, saying, "This is He of whom I said, `He who is coming after me has been put before me,' for He was 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 He it is from whose fulness we have all received, and grace upon 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 through Jesus Christ. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No human eye has ever seen God: the only Son, who is in the Father's bosom--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 This also is John's testimony, when the Jews sent to him a deputation of Priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him who he was. 19 Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
20 He avowed--he did not conceal the truth, but avowed, "I am not the Christ." 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. "
21 "What then?" they inquired; "are you Elijah?" "I am not," he said. "Are you the Prophet?" "No," he answered. 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 pressed the question. "Who are you?" they said--"that we may take an answer to those who sent us. What account do you give of 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 "I am the voice," he replied, "of one crying aloud, `Make straight the Lord's way in the Desert,' fulfilling the words of the Prophet Isaiah." 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 They were Pharisees who had been sent. 24 Now some Pharisees who had been sent
25 Again they questioned him. "Why then do you baptize," they said, "if you are neither 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 "I baptize in water only," John answered, "but 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 He who is to come after me, and whose sandal-strap I am not worthy to unfasten." 27 He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."
28 This conversation took place at Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and exclaimed, "Look, that is the Lamb of God who is to take 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 He about whom I said, `After me is to come One who has been put before me, because He was 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 did not yet know Him; but that He may be openly shown to Israel is the reason why I have come baptizing in 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 John also gave testimony by stating: "I have seen the Spirit coming down like a dove out of Heaven; and it remained upon Him. 32 Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.
33 I did not yet know Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, "`The One on whom you see the Spirit coming down, and remaining, He it is who baptizes in 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 "This I have seen, and I have become a witness that He is the Son of God." 34 I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."
35 Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples, 35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.
36 when he saw Jesus passing by, and said, "Look! that is the Lamb of God!" 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"
37 The two disciples heard his exclamation, and they followed Jesus. 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
38 Then Jesus turned round, and seeing them following He asked them, "What is your wish?" "Rabbi," they replied--`Rabbi' 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 "Come and you shall see," He said. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they remained and spent that day with Him. It was then about ten o'clock in the morning. 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, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John's exclamation and followed Jesus. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus.
41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah!" --that is to say, the Anointed One. 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. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon, son of John: you shall be called Cephas" --that is to say, Peter (or `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 Bethany and go into Galilee, Jesus found Philip, and invited him to follow Him. 43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, "Follow me."
44 (Now Philip came from Bethsaida, the same town as Andrew and Peter.) 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.
45 Then Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the Law wrote, as well as the Prophets--Jesus, the son of Joseph, a man of 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 "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" replied Nathanael. "Come and see," said Philip. 46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, and said of him, "Look! here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceitfulness!" 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false."
48 "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. "Before Philip called you," said Jesus, "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 "Rabbi," cried Nathanael, "you are the Son of God, you are Israel's King!" 49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel."
50 "Because I said to you, `I saw you under the fig-tree,'" replied Jesus, "do you believe? You shall 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 "I tell you all in most solemn truth," He added, "that you shall see Heaven opened wide, and God's angels going up, and coming down to 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."