1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and apart from Him was not even one thing made that has been made. 4 In Him was Life; and the Life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a testimony, that he might testify concerning the Light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the Light; but he came, that he might testify concerning the Light. 9 He was the true Light That lighteth every man coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world knew Him not. 11 He came to His own possessions, and those who were His own received Him not. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those believing in His name; 13 who were born, not of bloods, 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??lory as of the Only Begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth. 15 John testifies concerning Him, and has cried, saying, "This was He of Whom I said, 'He That cometh after me hath become before me, because He was before me;'" 16 because out of His fulness we all received, and grace for grace: 17 because the law was given through Moses; grace and 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 declared Him.
19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent forth priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him, "Who are you?"
21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he says, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" And he answered, "No."
22 They said therefore, to him, "Who are you? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say concerning yourself?"
23 He said, "'I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord,'" as said Isaiah the prophet.
24 And they had been sent from among 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: in your midst standeth One Whom ye know not??27 the One coming after me, the latchet of Whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose."
29 On the morrow he sees Jesus coming to him, and he says, "Behold, the Lamb of God Who taketh away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of Whom I said, 'After me cometh a Man Who hath become before me, because He was before me.' 31 And I knew Him not; but, that He might be manifested to Israel, for this cause I came immersing in water."
32 And John testified, saying, "I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of Heaven, and He abode upon Him. 33 And I knew Him not; but He who sent me to immerse in water, He said to me, 'Upon Whomsoever you shall see the Spirit descending and abiding on Him, the Same is He Who immerseth in the Holy Spirit.' 34 And I have seen, and have testified, that This is the Son of God."
35 Again, on the morrow, John was standing, and two of his disciples; 36 and, looking upon Jesus as He was walking, says, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"
37 And the two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus, turning and beholding them following, saith to them, "What are ye seeking?" They said to Him, "Rabbi," (which, being translated, means Teacher), "where abidest Thou?"
39 He saith to them, "Come and ye shall see." They came, therefore, and saw where He was abiding, and they abode with Him that day: it was about the tenth hour.
40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard it from John, and followed Him. 41 He first finds his own brother Simon, and says to him, "We have found the Messiah," (which, being translated, is Christ). 42 He led him to Jesus. Jesus looking on him, said, "You are Simon, the son of John; you shall be called Cephas," (which is translated Peter). 43 On the morrow, He wished to go forth into Galilee; and He findeth Philip, and saith to him, "Follow Me." 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, "We have found Him of Whom Moses in the law and the prophets wrote??esus of Nazareth, the Son of Joseph." 46 And Nathanael said to him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip says to him, "Come and see." 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and He saith to him, "Behold, an Israelite, indeed, in whom there is no guile!" 48 Nathanael says to Him, "Whence knowest Thou me?" Jesus answered, and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." 49 Nathaniel answered Him, "Rabbi, Thou art the Son of God; Thou art the King of Israel." 50 Jesus answered, and said to him, "Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these." 51 And He saith to him, "Verily, verily, I say to you, ye shall see Heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."