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. 3 All things were made by him, and without him not one thing was made that now exists. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came as a witness, to testify of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not the Light; but he came to testify of the Light. 9 He was the true Light, which, coming into the world, gives light to every man.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came to his own country, and his own people received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them he gave the privilege of be coming the children of God, even to those who believe on his name; 13 who were begotten, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the "WORD became flesh, and tabernacled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and of truth. 15 John testified of him, and cried, saying: This is he of whom I said: He that comes after me, is now before me, for he existed before me. 16 And from his fullness have we all received, even grace for grace; 17 for the law was given through Moses, but the grace and the truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has revealed him.
19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him: Who are you?
21 And they asked him: What then? Are you Elijah? And he said: I am not. Are you the prophet? And he answered: No.
22 They then said to him: Who are you? that we may give an answer to those who sent us; what say you of yourself?
23 He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord; as said the prophet Isaiah.
24 And those who were sent were of the Pharisees; 25 and they asked him, and said to him: Why, then, do you immerse, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?
26 John answered them, saying: I immerse in water; but there stands one among you whom you know not. 27 He it is, who, though he comes after me, is now before me; the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to loose.
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said: Behold the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world. 30 This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man who is now before me, for he existed before me. 31 And I knew him not; but that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this reason I have come immersing in water.
32 And John testified, saying: I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 And I knew him not; but he that sent me to immerse in water, said to me, On whom you shall see the Spirit descending and remaining, this is he that immerses in the Holy Spirit. 34 And I saw, and do testify that this is the Son of God.
35 Again the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples. 36 And looking on Jesus as he walked, he said: Be hold the Lamb of God.
37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them:
39 What do you seek? They said to him: Rabbi, (which, when translated, is called Teacher,) where abidest thou?
40 He said to them: Come and see. They went and saw where he abode; and they remained with him that day; for it was about the tenth hour. 41 One of the two that heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. 42 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him: We have found the Messiah; (which, when translated, is the Christ;) 43 and he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looking on him, said: You are Simon, the son of Jonah; you shall be called Cephas (which, when translated, is Rock). 44 The day following, Jesus wished to go into Galilee; and he found Philip, and said to him: Follow me. 45 Now, Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 46 Philip found Nathaniel, and said to him: We have found him of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the SOD of Joseph. 47 And Nathaniel said to him: Can any thing good come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him: Come and see. 48 Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him, and said of him: Be hold, an Israelite in truth, in whom there is no guile. 49 Nathaniel said to him: How knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him: Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig-tree, I saw you. 50 Nathaniel answered and said to him: Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 51 Jesus answered and said to him: Do you believe, be cause I said to you, I saw you under the fig-tree? You shall see greater things than these. And he said to him: Verily, verily I say to you, From this time you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.