John in the Bible

Meaning: the grace or mercy of the Lord

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Now Boaz went up to the village gate and sat there. Then along came the guardian whom Boaz had mentioned to Ruth! Boaz said, "Come here and sit down, 'John Doe'!" So he came and sat down.

This John it was of whom it was said through Isaiah, the prophet, The voice of one who cries aloud in the desert, "Prepare a way for the Lord, Make the paths straight for him."

But when John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he told them, "You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

So Jesus replied to him, "Let it happen now, for it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then John yielded to him.

Philip, Bartholomew [i.e., the same as Nathaniel. See John 1:45], Thomas [i.e., the same as Didymus. See John 11:16], Matthew, the tax collector [i.e., the same as Levi. See Mark 2:14], James, the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus [i.e., the same as Judas, son of James. See Luke 6:16],

But whoever disowns me in front of people [i.e., denies that I am the Christ, or that he is a disciple. See John 18:15-17, 25-27], I will disown him in front of my Father in heaven.

And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is [the fulfillment of] Elijah [as the messenger] who was to come [before the kingdom].

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus, And said to his servants, This is John the Baptist:

Now King Herod became very distressed [over such a gruesome request]; but because he had [promised with] oaths and [to look good in front of] his party guests, he ordered John's head to be given [to her].

Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities.

And they replied, "But we have here [only] five loaves of [barley] bread [See John 6:9] and two [probably smoked] fish."

Then the mother of Zebedee's sons [i.e., James and John] came to Jesus with her sons and, bowing down in reverence before Him, made a request of Him.

But Jesus replied to her, "You [really] do not know what you are asking for. Are you able to drink the cup [i.e., of suffering] that I am about to drink?" They [i.e., James, John and their mother. See Mark 10:35ff] answered, "[Yes] we are able to."

He then left them and went out of the city [of Jerusalem] to Bethany [Note: This was a small village near Bethphage] and stayed there [i.e., probably at the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. See John 11:1].

So, they answered Jesus, "We do not know [where John got the authority for his immersion]." Jesus then replied to them, "[Then] neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things [i.e., miracles and teaching].

He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee [i.e., James and John] with Him, and [soon] began to be grieved and very distressed.

Just then, one of those who were with Jesus [i.e., Peter. See John 18:10], reached out with his sword and struck the head priest's servant [with it], shearing off his ear.

But Peter followed Him from a distance [as they were going] to the courtyard of the head priest. He went inside [i.e., eventually. See John 18:15-16] and sat down with the [Jewish] officers to see how things would turn out [i.e., with Jesus' trial].

Among them were Mary from Magdala; Mary, the mother of James and Joseph [i.e., probably the wife of Clopas. See John 19:25]; and the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee [i.e., Salome. Mark 15:40].

And when they met Him [there], they [knelt down] to worship Him; but some [still] had doubts [i.e., about His resurrection. See John 20:25].

the voice of one who cries in the desert, 'Make the way ready for the Lord, level the paths for him' ??4 John appeared baptizing in the desert and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

And people from throughout all the regions of Judea and all of Jerusalem went out to John [in the desert]. And he immersed them in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.

In his preaching John said, "One who is more powerful than I am will follow my ministry. I am not [even] worthy to stoop down and loosen the straps of His sandals [i.e., to serve as His slave].

Immediately coming up out of the water, he (John) saw the heavens torn open, and the Spirit like a dove descending on Him (Jesus);

And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.

And Simon and those who were with him [i.e., probably Andrew, James and John. See verse 29] followed Him.

Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew [i.e., the same as Nathaniel. See John 1:45], Matthew [i.e., the same as Levi. See Mark 2:14], Thomas [i.e., the same as Didymus. See John 11:16], James, the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus [i.e., the same as Judas, the son of James. See Luke 6:16], Simon the Canaanean [i.e., the same as the Zealot. See Luke 6:15],

They laughed at Him scornfully. But after having all the people wait outside He took the child's father and mother, along with those who came with Him [i.e., Peter, James and John] and went in to where the [dead] child lay.

And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

Then an ideal opportunity arose [i.e., for Herodias to do away with John] when Herod gave a dinner on his birthday for his influential friends, military commanders and the prominent officials of Galilee.

Then he brought John's head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.

When his disciples heard about this, they came and took away John’s body and laid it in a tomb.

And He said to them, "How many loaves [of bread] do you have? Go and see." And when had found out, they said, "Five [barley] loaves [See John 6:9] and two [probably smoked] fish."

And when Peter, James and John [See verse 2] returned to [the rest of] the disciples, they saw a large crowd gathered around them, and the experts in the law of Moses disputing with them.

And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

So, they answered Jesus and said, "We do not know [where John got his authority to immerse]." Jesus replied to them, " [Then] neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things [i.e., miracles and teaching]."

But a certain disciple that was standing nearby [i.e., Peter. See John 18:10] drew his sword and struck the head priest's servant [i.e., Malchus. See John 18:10], shearing off his ear.

It was nine o'clock in the morning and they crucified Him. [Note: John 19:14 indicates that the crucifixion took place about noon. This can be harmonized if we take Mark's account to mean when the entire process began].

And there were also some women watching all this from a distance. Among them were Mary from Magdala; Mary the mother of the younger James and [his brother] Joseph [i.e., probably the wife of Clopas. See John 19:25]; and Salome [i.e., the mother of James and John and wife of Zebedee. See Matt. 27:56].

Now when the Sabbath day was over [i.e., after sunset on Saturday evening], Mary from Magdala; Mary the mother of James [i.e., the "other Mary" of Matt. 28:1, who was probably Jesus' mother. See Matt. 27:56]; and Salome [i.e., the mother of James and John and wife of Zebedee. See Matt. 27:56], bought spices [i.e., consisting of aloes and other aromatic perfumes] in order to apply them to His body [i.e., as a means of embalming].

For he will be great in the sight of the Lord and he will not drink any wine or intoxicating drinks [Note: This restriction suggests that John may have taken the special vow of consecration making him a "Nazarite"]. And he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the time he is born.

So, Mary stayed with [her relative] Elizabeth for about three months [i.e., until about the time John was born. See 1:26-31], and then returned to her home.

Yes, you [my] child [i.e., John], will be called the prophet of the Highest [i.e., God], for you will go ahead of the Lord's presence to prepare His ways.

Thematic Bible



And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.


I John, your brother and companion in the affliction, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island called Patmos, on account of the word of God, and on account of the testimony of Jesus Christ.


I John, your brother and companion in the affliction, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island called Patmos, on account of the word of God, and on account of the testimony of Jesus Christ.


And after this I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind might not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying: Hurt not the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads. read more.
And I heard the number of those who were sealed: a hundred and forty-four thousand were sealed out of all the tribes of the sons of Israel. Of the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Sim eon, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Zabulon, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand were sealed: of the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed.


And Paul said: John immersed with the immersion of repentance, saying to the people, that they must believe on him who should come after him, that is, on the Christ, Jesus.

as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight; every ravine shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made level; and the crooked ways shall be made straight; and the rough ways shall be made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Jesus answered and said to them: Elijah, indeed, comes first, and he will restore all things.

as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. John was immersing in the wilderness, and preaching the immersion of repentance in order to the remission of sins. read more.
And all the country of Judea and the inhabitants of Jerusalem went out to him, and were all immersed by him in the river Jordan, con fessing their sins. And John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a girdle of leather around his loins, and he ate locusts and wild honey: and he preached, saying: There comes after me One mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. I immerse you in water; but he will immerse you in the Holy Spirit.

For he shall be great before the Lord; and he shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb. And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient, by the wisdom of the just, in order to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.

And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you shall go before the face of the Lord, to make ready his ways, by giving to his people the knowledge of salvation in the remission of their sins, through the tender mercies of our God; by which the dawn from on high has visited us, read more.
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, by guiding our feet in the way of peace.

This man came as a witness, to testify of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not the Light; but he came to testify of the Light.

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.

They then said to him: Who are you? that we may give an answer to those who sent us; what say you of yourself? He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord; as said the prophet Isaiah. And those who were sent were of the Pharisees; read more.
and they asked him, and said to him: Why, then, do you immerse, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet? John answered them, saying: I immerse in water; but there stands one among you whom you know not. He it is, who, though he comes after me, is now before me; the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to loose. These things were done in Beth any, beyond the Jordan, where John was immersing.

And I knew him not; but that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this reason I have come immersing in water. And John testified, saying: I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 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. read more.
And I saw, and do testify that this is the Son of God.

There is another that testifies concerning me, and I know that the testimony which he testifies concerning me is worthy of credit. You sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth. But I receive not testimony from man; yet I say these things that you may be saved. read more.
He was the burning and shining lamp; and you were willing, for a time, to rejoice in his light.

John having first preached, before his coming, the immersion of repentance to all the people of Israel. And as John was finishing his course, he said: Who do you suppose that I am? I am not he; but behold, there is coming after me one, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.


and he preached, saying: There comes after me One mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. I immerse you in water; but he will immerse you in the Holy Spirit.

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.

I immerse you in water, in order to repentance; but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and in fire: whose winnowing-shovel is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his thrashing-floor, and gather his grain into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.

John answered them all, saying: I indeed immerse you in water; but there comes One mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to loose; he will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and in fire. His winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his thrashing-floor, and gather the grain into his granary, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.

John answered them, saying: I immerse in water; but there stands one among you whom you know not. He it is, who, though he comes after me, is now before me; the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to loose. These things were done in Beth any, beyond the Jordan, where John was immersing. read more.
The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said: Behold the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man who is now before me, for he existed before me. And I knew him not; but that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this reason I have come immersing in water. And John testified, saying: I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 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. And I saw, and do testify that this is the Son of God. Again the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples. And looking on Jesus as he walked, he said: Be hold the Lamb of God.

And John also was immersing in Aenon, near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were immersed; for John had not yet been thrown into prison. There arose, therefore, a dispute between some of John's disciples and a Jew, about purification. read more.
And they came to John, and said to him: Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore testimony, behold, he immerses, and all are going to him. John answered and said: A man can receive nothing unless it be given to him from heaven. You yourselves will testify for me, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that has the bride, is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly on account of the voice of the bridegroom. This, my joy, is therefore complete. He must increase, but I must decrease. He that comes from above, is over all. He that is from the earth, is from the earth, and speaks from the earth. He that comes from heaven, is over all; and what he has seen and heard, this he testifies; and no one receives his testimony. He that has received his testimony has solemnly declared that God is true. For he whom God has sent, speaks the words of God; for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him. The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. He that believes on the Son has eternal life. But he that believes not the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

There is another that testifies concerning me, and I know that the testimony which he testifies concerning me is worthy of credit. You sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth.

And many came to him, and said: John did no sign; but all things that John said of this man were true.

And as John was finishing his course, he said: Who do you suppose that I am? I am not he; but behold, there is coming after me one, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.


And all the country of Judea and the inhabitants of Jerusalem went out to him, and were all immersed by him in the river Jordan, con fessing their sins.

While the people were in suspense, and all were reasoning in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ or not,

Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about the Jordan, and were immersed by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

And he intended to put him to death, but feared the multitude, because they regarded him as a prophet.

For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you believed him not. But the publicans and the harlots believed him. And you, when you had seen it, after ward felt no regret, that you might believe him.

But if we say, From men, they feared the people; for all regarded John as a prophet indeed.

Therefore he said to the multitudes that came out to be immersed by him: Generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

But if we say, From men, all the people will stone us; for they believe that John was a prophet.

Again the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples. And looking on Jesus as he walked, he said: Be hold the Lamb of God. And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. read more.
And Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them: What do you seek? They said to him: Rabbi, (which, when translated, is called Teacher,) where abidest thou? 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.


Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up; he withdrew into Galilee;

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus; and he said to his servants: This is John The Immerser; he has risen from the dead; and for this reason the powers of the spiritual world are active within him. For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. read more.
For John said to him: It is not lawful for you to have her. And he intended to put him to death, but feared the multitude, because they regarded him as a prophet. But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod. Wherefore he promised, with an oath, to give her whatever she would ask. And being previously instigated by her mother, she said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Immerser? And the king was grieved: but on account of his oath, and those who reclined at table with him, he commanded it to be given. And he sent and beheaded John in the prison. And his head was brought in a dish, and given to the maiden: and she carried it to her mother. And his disciples came and took away the body, and buried it; and went and told Jesus.

But when Herod heard of him, he said: John, whom I beheaded, has risen from the dead. For Herod himself had sent and taken John, and bound him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip; for he had married her. For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife. read more.
And Herodias was angry with him, and desired to have him killed, and was not able; for Herod feared John, because he knew him to be a just and holy man; and he kept him in safety. And having heard him, he did many things, and heard him with pleasure. And a suitable day having come, when Herod, on his birth day, made a supper for his great men, and his chief officers, and the first men of Galilee; and the daughter of this Herodias having come in, and danced, and pleased Herod and his guests, the king said to the maiden: Ask me what you will, and I will give it to you. And he swore to her: What ever you ask, I will give you, to the half of my kingdom. But she went out, and said to her mother: What shall I ask? She replied: The head of John the Immerser. And she came in immediately, with haste, to the king, and made her request, saying: I desire that you give me, at once, in a dish, the head of John the Immerser. And the king was very sad; yet, on account of his oath and his guests, he would not reject her. And the king immediately sent one of his guards, and commanded his head to be brought. And he went and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a dish, and gave it to the maiden; and the maiden gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took away his body, and laid it in a tomb.

But I say to you, that Elijah has already come, and they have clone to him what they wished: [as it is written of him.]

With many other exhortations he proclaimed the good news to the people. But Herod the tetrarch having been reproved by him on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, and for all the wicked deeds which Herod did, added this also to them all, that he shut up John in prison.


Then came Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be immersed by him. But John forbade him, saying: I have need to be immersed by thee, and comest thou to me? But Jesus answering said to him: Permit it now; for thus it be comes us to perform fully every righteous act. Then he permitted him. read more.
And after Jesus was immersed, he came up immediately from the water; and lo, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and coming upon him.

And John testified, saying: I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.

And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was immersed by John in the Jordan. And immediately on coming up from the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. And there was a voice from the heavens: Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I delight.

And it came to pass, while all the people were being immersed, that Jesus also was immersed; and as he was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him, in a bodily form, like a dove; and there came a voice from heaven, which said: Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I delight.


There is another that testifies concerning me, and I know that the testimony which he testifies concerning me is worthy of credit. You sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth. But I receive not testimony from man; yet I say these things that you may be saved. read more.
He was the burning and shining lamp; and you were willing, for a time, to rejoice in his light.

For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you believed him not. But the publicans and the harlots believed him. And you, when you had seen it, after ward felt no regret, that you might believe him.

But I say to you, that Elijah has already come, and they have clone to him what they wished: [as it is written of him.]

But I say to you, That Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him what they wished; so also shall the Son of man suffer at their hands. Then, the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Immerser.


And Herod the king heard of him, for his name had be come known; and he said: John the Immerser has risen from the dead, and for this reason, the powers of the spiritual world are active within him.

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus; and he said to his servants: This is John The Immerser; he has risen from the dead; and for this reason the powers of the spiritual world are active within him.

But when Herod heard of him, he said: John, whom I beheaded, has risen from the dead.

They replied: Some say that thou art John the Immerser; others, Elijah; others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.

They answered and said: John the Immerser; but some, Elijah; and others, that some prophet of ancient times has risen again.


John was immersing in the wilderness, and preaching the immersion of repentance in order to the remission of sins.

In those days came John the Immerser, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying: The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Annas and Caiaphas being chief priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zachariah, in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about the Jordan, preaching the immersion of repentance in order to the remission of sins;

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came as a witness, to testify of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not the Light; but he came to testify of the Light.


He replied: Go into the city, to a certain man, and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is near; I will keep the passover at your house, with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and prepared the passover.

And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them: Go into the city, and there will meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water; follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house: The Teacher says, "Where is the room in which I may eat the passover with my disciples? And he will show you a large upper room, furnished and made ready; there make ready for us. read more.
And his disciples went out, and came into the city, and found as he had said to them; and they prepared the passover.

And he sent Peter and John, saying: Go, make ready the passover for us, that we may eat it. They said to him: Where dost thou wish that we make it ready? And he said to them: Behold, as you go into the city, there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house that he enters; read more.
and say to the master of the house: The Teacher says to you, Where is the room in which I may eat the passover with my disciples? And he will show you a large upper room furnished; there make ready. And they went, and found as he had said to them; and they made ready the passover.


And he arose and went out of the synagogue into the house of Simon. And Simon's mother-in-law was confined with a violent fever: and they besought him in her behalf. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever, and it left her: and she arose immediately, and ministered to them.

And when Jesus had come into Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying, and ill of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose and ministered to him.

Now the mother-in-law of Simon lay sick of a fever. And at once they told him of her. And he went to her, and took her by the hand, and raised her up, and the fever left her instantly; and she ministered to them.




And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. And Zachariah was troubled at the sight, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachariah; for your prayer is heard, and your wife Elizabeth shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. read more.
And you shall have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great before the Lord; and he shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb. And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient, by the wisdom of the just, in order to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.


John was immersing in the wilderness, and preaching the immersion of repentance in order to the remission of sins.

And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.

In those days came John the Immerser, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

Annas and Caiaphas being chief priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zachariah, in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about the Jordan, preaching the immersion of repentance in order to the remission of sins;


And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be in deep distress and anguish of soul.

And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be in dismay and anguish of soul.

And after he had gone out, he went, according to custom, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples followed him.


And John answered and said: Master, we saw a certain one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us. And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not; for whoever is not against us, is for us.

And John answered him and said: Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and he does not follow us: and we forbade him, because he does not follow us.

And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said: Lord, is it thy will that we command fire to come down from heaven and destroy them, even as Elijah did? But he turned and rebuked them, and said: You know not of what spirit you are. And they went to another village.


For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say: He has a demon.

And John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a girdle of leather around his loins, and he ate locusts and wild honey:

And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.


And after six days, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up into a high mountain apart:

And after six days, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up alone into a high mountain apart; and he was transfigured before them;

And it came to pass, about eight days after these words, that he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.


Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, bowing down, and asking something of him. He said to her: What do you wish? She said to him: Command that these two sons of mine may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said: You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and to be immersed with the immersion with which I am immersed? They said to him: We are able. read more.
And he said to them: You shall drink my cup, and be immersed with the immersion with which I am immersed: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it has been prepared by my Father. And when the ten heard it, their anger was aroused against the two brothers.

And James and John the sons of Zebedee came to him, and said: Teacher, we desire you to do for us whatever we shall ask. He said to them: "What do you wish me to do for you? They said to him: Grant to us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left, in thy glory. read more.
Jesus said to them: You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and to be immersed with the immersion with which I am immersed? They said to him: "We are able. Jesus said to them: You shall drink the cup that I drink, and you shall be immersed with the immersion with which I am immersed. But to sit on my right hand and on my left, is not mine to give; but it shall be given to those for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be displeased with James and John.


THE elder to the elect lady, and to her children, whom I love in the truth: and not I only, but also all who know the truth;

elder to the beloved Gains, whom I love in the truth.


For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say: He has a demon.

For he shall be great before the Lord; and he shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb.

For John the Immerser came, neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, He has a demon.


As these were going away, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings houses. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. read more.
For this is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily, I say to you, Among those born of women, there has not risen a greater than John the Immerser. But the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Immerser till now, the kingdom of heaven is taken by violence, and men of violence seize upon it eagerly. For all the prophets and the law prophesied till John; and if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah that was to come. He that has ears to hear, let him hear. But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, and calling to their companions, and saying: "We have played on the pipe for you, and you have not danced; we have wailed for you, and you have not lamented. For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say: He has a demon. The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and they say: Behold, a glutton, and a drinker of wine, a friend of publicans and sinners. Yet wisdom is vindicated by her children.

And when the messengers of John had departed, he began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear splendid apparel, and live in luxury, are in kings houses. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet. read more.
This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way be fore thee. For I say to you, Among those born of women, there is no prophet greater than John the Immerser. But the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And all the people, and the publicans that heard him, vindicated God, by being immersed with the immersion of John; but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God in regard to themselves, by not being immersed by him. To what, then, shall I compare the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like children sitting in the market-place, who call to one another, and say, We have played on the pipe for you, and you have not danced; we have sung mournful songs for you, and you have not lamented. For John the Immerser came, neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, He has a demon.


Now when John had heard in the prison of the works of the Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said to him: Art thou he that was to come, or must we look for another? And Jesus answered and said to them: Go and tell John what you hear and see. read more.
The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them; and blessed is he that shall find in me no cause of offense.

And the disciples of John told him of all these things. And John called to him two of his disciples, and sent them to Jesus, and said: Art thou he that was to come, or must we look for another? And the men came to him and said: John the Immerser has sent us to thee, and says, Art thou he that was to come, or must we look for another? read more.
And in that very hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and bestowed sight on many that were blind. And Jesus answered and said to them: Go and tell John what you have seen and heard; that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them; and blessed is he who shall find no cause of offense in me.


There was reclining on the bosom of Jesus, one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Then Simon Peter beckoned to this one, that he should inquire who it was of whom he spoke. And he that was reclining on Jesus breast, said to him: Lord, who is it? read more.
Jesus answered: It is he to whom I shall give this morsel after I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

Then Peter, turning about, saw the disciple that Jesus loved, following, who also reclined at supper upon his breast, and said: Lord, who is he that delivers thee up?


and in like manner also upon James and John the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon: Fear not; from this time forth you shall catch men.

After this, Jesus showed himself again to his disciples, at the sea of Tiberias. And he showed himself in this way. There were together, Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathaniel of Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them: I am going a fishing. They said to him: We also are going with you. They went out and entered the ship; and that night they caught nothing. read more.
But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to them: Children, have you any food? They answered him: No. He said to them: Throw the net on the right side of the ship, and you will find. They threw it, there fore, and were no longer able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. Then that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter: It is the Lord. And when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girded on his outer coat, for he had on his inner garment only, and threw himself into the sea.


He was the burning and shining lamp; and you were willing, for a time, to rejoice in his light.

for Herod feared John, because he knew him to be a just and holy man; and he kept him in safety. And having heard him, he did many things, and heard him with pleasure.


And he suffered no one to follow him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James.

And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to go in but Peter and James and John, and the father and the mother of the child.


And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. And Zachariah was troubled at the sight, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachariah; for your prayer is heard, and your wife Elizabeth shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. read more.
And you shall have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great before the Lord; and he shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb. And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient, by the wisdom of the just, in order to make ready for the Lord a prepared people. And Zachariah said to the angel: By what sign shall I know this? for I am old, and my wife is advanced in years. And the angel answered and said to him: I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God; and I am sent to speak to you, and to announce to you this good news. And behold, you shall be dumb and not able to speak, till the day in which these things shall take place, because you did not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled in their proper time.

Now the time for Elizabeth to be delivered had fully come; and she gave birth to a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had showed great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. And it came to pass, on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they called him by the name of his father, Zachariah. read more.
And his mother answered and said: Not so: but he shall be called John. And they said to her: There is no one among your relatives that is called by this name. And they made signs to his father, to know what he wished him to be called. And having asked for a writing tablet, he wrote, saying: His name is John. And they were all astonished. And immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue was loosed, and he spoke, and praised God. And fear came on all that dwelt round about them; and all these things were talked of everywhere throughout the mountainous country of Judea.


And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. And that other disciple was acquainted with the chief priest, and he went in with Jesus into the palace of the chief priest. But Peter stood without near the door. Then the other disciple, who was acquainted with the chief priest, went out and spoke to the door-keeper, and brought Peter in.


Then Jesus, seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing by, said to his mother: Woman, behold your son. Then he said to the disciple: Behold your mother. And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.


Now when the apostles, who were in Jerusalem, heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John; who, when they had gone down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For he had not yet fallen on any of them; only they had been immersed into the name of the Lord Jesus. read more.
Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.


Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them: They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we know not where they have laid him. Then Peter and the other disciple went out, and came to the tomb. And the two ran together; and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the tomb; read more.
and he stooped down and saw the linen cloths lying, but he did not go in. Then came Simon Peter, following him; and he went into the tomb, and saw the linen cloths lying, and the handkerchief that had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded in a place by itself. Then, therefore, the other disciple, who came first to the tomb, went in, and saw, and believed.


Then Jesus, seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing by, said to his mother: Woman, behold your son.


Now Peter and John were going up. together into the temple at the hour of prayer, which was the ninth hour. And a certain man, lame from his mother's womb, was carried along, whom they laid daily at that gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, that he might ask charity of those who were going into the temple. This man, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked charity. read more.
But Peter, fixing his eyes on him with John, said: Look on us. And he gave heed to them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said: Silver and gold I have none: but what I have, this I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, arise and walk. And he took him by his right hand and raised him up: and immediately his feet and ankles received strength. And leaping up, he stood and walked, and went with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God; and they recognized him, that it was he that had sat for charity at the Beautiful gate of the temple. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. And while he was holding to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch called Solomon s, greatly astonished.


While they were speaking to the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, being vexed because they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they laid hands on them, and put them in prison till the next day, for it was already evening. read more.
But many of those who heard the word, believed: and the number of the men was about five thousand. And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers and elders and scribes, and Annas the chief priest, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the chief priest, met together in Jerusalem. And when they had made them stand in the midst, they asked: By what power, or by what name have you done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: Rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, if we are this day examined with respect unto the good deed done to the infirm man, by what means he has been saved, be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him does this man stand before you in health. This is the stone that was rejected with contempt by you builders, which has become the head of the corner. And there is salvation in no other; nor, indeed, is there another name under heaven, given among men, by which we must be saved. Now, when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and plain men, they were astonished; and they also recognized them, that they had been with Jesus; and, seeing the man who had been cured standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply. But, having commanded them to go aside out of the Sanhedrin, they consulted with one another, saying: What shall we do with these men? For that an evident sign has been done by them, is manifest to all that dwell in Jerusalem, and we can not deny it. But that it may spread no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, so that they speak no more to any man in this name. And they called them in, and commanded them to speak no more at all, nor to teach, in the name of Jesus. Bat Peter and John answering them, said: Whether it is right in the sight of God to obey you rather than God, judge you.


And many came to him, and said: John did no sign; but all things that John said of this man were true.


And he said to me: You must prophesy again before many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.


And when they had come in, they went up into an upper room, in which dwelt Peter and James, and John and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphasus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.


And they said to him: Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?


And it came to pass, as he was in a certain place praying, that, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.



I John, your brother and companion in the affliction, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island called Patmos, on account of the word of God, and on account of the testimony of Jesus Christ.


and knowing the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles, but they to the circumcision,


and Annas the chief priest, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the chief priest, met together in Jerusalem.


There was reclining on the bosom of Jesus, one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.


I John, your brother and companion in the affliction, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island called Patmos, on account of the word of God, and on account of the testimony of Jesus Christ.


I John, your brother and companion in the affliction, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island called Patmos, on account of the word of God, and on account of the testimony of Jesus Christ.


but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God in regard to themselves, by not being immersed by him.


THE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, that he might show to his servants the things that must shortly come to pass; and he sent it by his angel, and made it known to his servant John,