The Prologue To John's Gospel

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word.

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.

1 In the beginning(A) was the Word,(a)(B)and the Word was with God,and the Word was God.(C)

1 In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 This was in the beginning with God

2 He was in the beginning with God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

2 He was with God in the beginning.(D)

2 He existed in the beginning with God.

3 All things were by him; and without him out him was not one thing that was.

3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

3 All things were created(E) through Him,(F)and apart from Him not one thing was createdthat has been created.

3 Through him all things were made, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

4 Life was in Him,(b)(G)and that life was the light(H) of men.

4 In him was life, and that life brought light to humanity.

5 And light shines in darkness; and darkness comprehended it not.

5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

5 That light shines(I) in the darkness,yet the darkness did not overcome(c) it.(J)

5 And the light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out.

6 A man was sent from God, the name to him John.

6 There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

6 There was a man named John(K)who was sent from God.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 This came for testimony, that he might testify concerning the Light, that all might believe through him.

7 He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

7 He came as a witnessto testify about the light,so that all might believe through him.(d)

7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe because of him.

8 He was not that Light, but that he might testify for the Light.

8 He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

8 He was not the light,but he came to testify(L) about the light.

8 John was not the light, but he came to testify about the light.

9 The Light was true, which enlightens every man coming into the world.

9 There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

9 The true light,(M) who gives light to everyone,was coming into the world.(e)(N)

9 This was the true light that enlightens every person by his coming into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was by him, and the world knew him not.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

10 He was in the world,and the world was created(O) through Him,yet the world did not recognize Him.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him. Yet the world did not recognize him.

11 He came to his own things, and his own received him not.

11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

11 He came to His own,(f)and His own people(g) did not receive Him.

11 He came to his own creation, yet his own people did not receive him.

12 And as many as received him, he gave them authority to be the children of God, to them believing on his name:

12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

12 But to all who did receive(P) Him,(Q)He gave them the right(R) to be(h) children(S) of God,(T)to those who believe(U) in His name,(V)

12 However, to all who received him, those believing in his name, he gave authority to become God's children,

13 They were not born of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

13 who were born,(W)not of blood,(i)or of the will(X) of the flesh,(Y)or of the will of man,(j)but of God.(Z)

13 who were born, not merely in a genetic sense, nor from lust, nor from man's desire, but from the will of God.

14 And the Word was flesh, and dwelt with us, (and we beheld his glory, as the glory of the only born of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

14 The Word(AA) became flesh(k)(AB)and took up residence(l) among us.We observed His glory,(AC)the glory as the One and Only(AD) Son(m) from the Father,full of grace and truth.

14 The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father's unique Son, who is full of grace and truth.

15 John testifies for him, and he tried, saying, This was he of whom I said, He coming after me was before me: for he was before me.

15 John testified about Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'"

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

15 (John testified concerning Him and exclaimed,“This was the One of whom I said,‘The One coming after me(AE) has surpassed me,(AF)because He existed before me.’”)(AG)

15 John told the truth about him when he cried out, "This is the person about whom I said, "The one who comes after me ranks higher than me, because he existed before me.'"

16 And of his completion we all received, and grace for grace.

16 For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

16 Indeed, we have all received grace(AH) after gracefrom His fullness,

16 We have all received one gracious gift after another from his abundance,

17 For the law was given by Moses; grace and truth were by Jesus Christ.

17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

17 for the law was given through Moses,(AI)grace and truth(AJ) came through Jesus Christ.

17 because while the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus the Messiah.

18 None has seen God at any time; the only born Son, he being in the bosom of the Father, he has declared.

18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

18 No one has ever seen God.(n)The One and Only(AK) Son(o)the One who is at the Father’s(AL) side(p)He has revealed Him.(AM)

18 No one has ever seen God. The unique God, who is close to the Father's side, has revealed him.

John The Baptist Testifies To Jesus

19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem that they might ask him, Who art thou?

19 This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

19 This is John’s testimony when the Jews from Jerusalem(AN) sent priests(AO) and Levites(AP) to ask him, “Who are you?”

19 This was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and descendants of Levi to him from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

20 And he acknowledged, and denied not; and he acknowledged, That I am not the Christ.

20 And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."

20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

20 He did not refuse to answer, but he declared: “I am not the Messiah.”(AQ)

20 He spoke openly and, remaining true to himself, admitted, "I am not the Messiah."

21 And they asked, What then? Art thou Elias? And he says, I am not. Art thou a prophet? And he answered, No.

21 They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he said, "I am not " "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."

21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

21 “What then?” they asked him. “Are you Elijah?”(AR)“I am not,” he said. “Are you the Prophet?”(q)(AS) “No,” he answered.

21 So they asked him, "Well then, are you Elijah?" John said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."

22 Then said they to him, Who art thou? that we might give answer to them having sent us. What sayest thou for thyself?

22 Then they said to him, "Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"

22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

22 “Who are you, then?” they asked. “We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What can you tell us about yourself?”

22 "Who are you?" they asked him. "We must give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"

23 He said, I the voice of him crying in the desert, Make ye straight the way of the Lord, as said Esaias the prophet.

23 He said, "I am A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF THE LORD,' as Isaiah the prophet said."

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

23 He said, “I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord(AT)(r)—just as Isaiah(AU) the prophet said.”

23 He replied, "I am ""a voice crying out in the wilderness, "Prepare the Lord's highway,"' as the prophet Isaiah said."

24 And they having been sent were of the Pharisees.

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.

24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.(AV)

24 Now those men had been sent from the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, and said to him, Why immersest thou then, if thou art not Christ, neither Elias, neither a prophet?

25 They asked him, and said to him, "Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"

25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

25 So they asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you aren’t the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?”

25 They asked him, "Why, then, are you baptizing if you are not the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?"

26 John answered them saying, I immerse in water: but he stands the midst of you, whom ye know not;

26 John answered them saying, "I baptize in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know.

26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

26 “I baptize with(s) water,”(AW) John answered them. “Someone stands among you, but you don’t know Him.

26 John answered them, "I am baptizing with water, but among you stands a man whom you do not know,

27 This is he coming after me, who was before me, of whom I am not worthy that I might loose the strings of his shoes.

27 "It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."

27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

27 He is the One coming after me,(t)(AX) whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to untie.”

27 the one who is coming after me, whose sandal straps I am not worthy to untie."

28 These things were in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was immersing.

28 These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

28 All this happened in Bethany(u) across the Jordan,(v)(AY) where John was baptizing.

28 This happened in Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

The Lamb Of God

29 In the morrow John sees Jesus coming to him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, be taking away the sin of the world.

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God,(AZ) who takes away the sin(BA) 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 of whom I said, After me comes a man who was before me: for he was before me.

30 "This is He on behalf of whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'

30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

30 This is the One I told you about: ‘After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’

30 This is the one about whom I said, "After me comes a man who ranks above me, because he existed before me.'

31 And I knew him not: but that he might be manifested to Israel, for this I came immersing in water.

31 "I did not recognize Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in water."

31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

31 I didn’t know Him,(BB) but I came baptizing with(w) water so He might be revealed(BC) to Israel.”

31 I didn't recognize him, but I came baptizing with water so that he might be revealed to Israel."

32 And John testified, saying, That I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it remained up on him.

32 John testified saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.

32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

32 And John testified, “I watched the Spirit(BD) descending from heaven like a dove, and He rested on Him.(BE)

32 John also testified, "I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.

33 And I knew him not: but he having sent me to immerse in water, this said to me, Upon whomsoever thou shouldest see the Spirit descending, and remaining upon him, this is he immersing in the Holy Spirit.

33 "I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'

33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

33 I didn’t know Him, but He(x) who sent me to baptize with(y) water told me, ‘The One you see the Spirit descending and resting on—He is the One who baptizes with(z) the Holy Spirit.’(BF)

33 I didn't recognize him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, "The person on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

34 And I have seen, and testified that this is the Son of God.

34 "I myself have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God."

34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

34 I have seen and testified that He is the Son of God!”(aa)(BG)

34 I have seen this and have testified that this is the Son of God."

Two Of John's Disciples Follow Jesus

35 Again on the morrow John stood, and two of his disciples;

35 Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples,

35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;

35 Again the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples.

35 The next day, John was standing there again with two of his disciples.

36 And having looked upon Jesus walking, he says, Behold the Lamb of God

36 and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"

36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!”

36 As he watched Jesus walk by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"

37 And two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus.

37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

37 The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus.

37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.

38 And Jesus having turned, and seen them following, says to them, What seek ye? They said to him, Rabbi, (It says, being interpreted, Teacher,) where remainest thou

38 And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?"

38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?

38 When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, “What are you looking for?”They said to Him, “Rabbi”(BH) (which means “Teacher”), “where are You staying?”

38 But when Jesus turned around and saw them following, he asked them, "What are you looking for?" They asked him, "Rabbi," (which is translated "Teacher"), "where are you staying?"

39 He says to them, Come and see. They came and saw where he remains, and they remained with him that day: and it was about the tenth hour.

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, for it was about the tenth hour.

39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.

39 “Come and you’ll see,” He replied. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about 10 in the morning.(ab)

39 He told them, "Come and see!" So they went and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o'clock in the afternoon.

Andrew Declares Jesus To Be The Messiah

40 It was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, one of the two having heard of John, and followed him.

40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

40 Andrew,(BI) Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Him.

40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.

41 He first finds his own brother Simon, and says to him, We have found Messias, which is, being interpreted, Christ.

41 He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which translated means Christ).

41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

41 He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah!”(ac)(BJ) (which means “Anointed(BK) One”),

41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and say to him, "We have found the Anointed One!" (which is translated "Messiah").

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus having looked upon him, said, Thou art Simon son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is, interpreted, Peter.

42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter).

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

42 and he brought Simon to Jesus.When Jesus saw him, He said, “You are Simon, son of John.(ad) You will be called Cephas”(BL) (which means “Rock”).

42 He led Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him intently and said, "You are Simon, John's son. You will be called Cephas!" (which is translated "Peter").

Jesus Calls Philip And Nathanael

43 The morrow Jesus wished to go forth to Galilee, and he finds Philip, and he says to him, Follow me.

43 The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He found Philip And Jesus said to him, "Follow Me."

43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

43 The next day He(ae) decided to leave for Galilee. Jesus found Philip(BM) and told him, “Follow Me!”

43 The next day, Jesus decided to go away to Galilee, where he found Philip and told him, "Follow me."

44 And Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.

44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.

44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida,(BN) the hometown of Andrew and Peter.

44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter.

45 And Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, Of whom Moses wrote in the law, and the prophets, we have found, Jesus, son of Joseph, him from Nazareth.

45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

45 Philip found Nathanael(af)(BO) and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law (and so did the prophets(BP)): Jesus the son of Joseph,(BQ) from Nazareth!”(BR)

45 Philip found Nathaniel and told him, "We have found the man about whom Moses in the Law and the Prophets wrote Jesus, the son of Joseph, from Nazareth."

46 And Nathanael said to him, Can any good be from Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see.

46 Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."

46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

46 “Can anything good(BS) come out of Nazareth?” Nathanael asked him.“Come and see,” Philip answered.

46 Nathaniel asked him, "From Nazareth? Can anything good come from there?" Philip told him, "Come and see!"

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and he says of him, Behold truly an Israelite, in whom is no deceit!

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!"

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

47 Then Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said about him, “Here is a true Israelite;(BT) no deceit is in him.”

47 Jesus saw Nathaniel coming toward him and said about him, "Look, a genuine Israeli, in whom there is no deceit!"

48 Nathanael says to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip called thee, being under the fig tree, I saw thee.

48 Nathanael said to Him, "How 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 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.“Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you,” Jesus answered.

48 Nathaniel asked him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig tree, I saw you."

49 Nathanael answers and says to him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

49 Nathanael answered Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel."

49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

49 “Rabbi,”(BU) Nathanael replied, “You are the Son(BV) of God! You are the King of Israel!”(BW)

49 Nathaniel replied to him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"

50 Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou thou shalt see greater than these.

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 answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

50 Jesus responded to him, “Do you believe only because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You(ag) will see greater things than this.”

50 Jesus told him, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than that."

51 And he says to him, Amen, amen, I say to you, From henceforth shall ye see heaven opened, and the messengers of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

51 And He said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."

51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

51 Then He said, “I assure you: You(ah) will see heaven opened and the angels of God(BX) ascending and descending(BY)on the Son of Man.”(BZ)

51 Then he told him, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, you will see heaven standing open and the angels of God going up and coming down to the Son of Man."

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