And the Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth.
John doth testify concerning him, and hath cried, saying, `This was he of whom I said, He who after me is coming, hath come before me, for he was before me;'
and out of his fulness did we all receive, and grace over-against grace;
for the law through Moses was given, the grace and the truth through Jesus Christ did come;
God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father -- he did declare.
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent out of Jerusalem priests and Levites, that they might question him, `Who art thou?'
and he confessed and did not deny, and confessed -- `I am not the Christ.'
And they questioned him, `What then? Elijah art thou?' and he saith, `I am not.' -- `The prophet art thou?' and he answered, `No.'
They said then to him, `Who art thou, that we may give an answer to those sending us? what dost thou say concerning thyself?'
He said, `I [am] a voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.'
And those sent were of the Pharisees,