The Gospel of John is the fourth of the canonical gospels and was written anonymously, although it recognizes an unknown "disciple whom Jesus loved" as the author of its passages.
The writings included in John appear to be involved with matters of the church–synagogue discussion at the period of its creation. It is important that in John, the people appear to define themselves mainly in distinction to Judaism, rather than as part of a broader Christian identity. Though Christianity began as a movement within Judaism, it increasingly departed from Judaism because of common disagreement between the two religions.
Likely, the most well-known verse from John is 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." Discover more popular Bible verses from the Book of John below!
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1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea
4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.
14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee.
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,
14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”
2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John;
2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples
4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see:
7 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind?
11 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence,and violent people have been raiding it.
13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’
2 and he said to his attendants, “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”
3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,
4 for John had been saying to him: “It is not lawful for you to have her.”
5 Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet.