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.

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].

And when He came up out of the water, at once he [John] saw the heavens torn open and the [Holy] Spirit like a dove coming down [ to enter] into Him.

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 learned of it, they came and took [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.

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And the child grew, and became mighty in spirit, and was in the deserts until the days of his public exhibition to Israel.


I John, your brother and companion also with you in the tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island which is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.


I John, your brother and companion also with you in the tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island which is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.


AND after these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, to hold back the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, neither on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom power was given for them to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. read more.
And I heard the number of those who were sealed; one hundred and forty and four thousand were sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel. Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephtalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasseh were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zebulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.


Then said Paul, John indeed baptised with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people, That they should believe on him who was coming after him, that is, in Christ Jesus.

as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths strait: every valley shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be levelled, and the crooked ways made strait, and the rough roads smooth: and all flesh shall see the salvation of God."

Then Jesus answering said unto them, Elias indeed cometh first, and will reform all things.

as it is written in the prophets; "Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, he shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths strait." John was baptising in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. read more.
And all the country of Judea went out to him, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptised by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with a camel's hair garment, and a girdle of leather about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, One mightier than I is coming after me, the string of whose shoes I am not worthy, stooping down, to unloose. I indeed baptise you with water; but he shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost.

for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord; and he shall never drink wine, nor any intoxicating liquor; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn unto the Lord, their God. And he shall go forth before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to convert the hearts of fathers with their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to prepare a people ready for the Lord.

And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High; for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; to give the knowledge of salvation to his people, by the remission of their sins, through the bowels of mercy of our God; with which he hath visited us, as the dawn of the morning from on high, read more.
to illumine those who sat in darkness, and in the shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace.

He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light.

John bore witness concerning him, and cried, saying, This is he of whom I said, He that is coming after me, is before me: because before me he was.

Then said they to him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to those who sent us: What description givest thou of thyself? He said, I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way for the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah. And they who were sent, were of the Pharisees. read more.
And they questioned him, and said to him, Why then dost thou baptise, if thou be not the Messiah, nor Elias, nor that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptise with water: but in the midst of you hath stood a person, whom ye have not known; it is he, though coming after me, who was before me, the thong of whole sandal I am not worthy to untie. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptising.

And I knew him not: though that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore am I come baptising with water. And John bore witness, saying, I saw the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it rested upon him. And I did not know him: but he that sent me baptising with water, he said to me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending as a dove, and resting upon him, that is he who baptiseth with the Holy Ghost. read more.
And I have seen it, and have borne testimony that this is the Son of God.

There is another who beareth witness of me, and I know that his witness is true which he witnesseth concerning me. Ye sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but I speak these things, that ye may believe. read more.
He was a lamp glowing and luminous: and ye were pleased for a time to exult in his light.

John having preached before his first coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. But as John was finishing his course, he said, Whom do ye suppose me to be? I am not [the Messiah]. But, behold! he is coming after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.


And he preached, saying, One mightier than I is coming after me, the string of whose shoes I am not worthy, stooping down, to unloose. I indeed baptise you with water; but he shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost.

John bore witness concerning him, and cried, saying, This is he of whom I said, He that is coming after me, is before me: because before me he was.

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire: whose winnowing fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and will collect the wheat into his granary; but the chaff will he burn up with fire unquenchable.

John addressed himself to them all, saying, I indeed baptise you with water; but one mightier than I is coming, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie: he shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost and with fire; whose winnowing fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor, and collect the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

John answered them, saying, I baptise with water: but in the midst of you hath stood a person, whom ye have not known; it is he, though coming after me, who was before me, the thong of whole sandal I am not worthy to untie. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptising. read more.
The next day John seeth Jesus coming to him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world, This is he of whom I spake, After me cometh a man who was before me: for before me he existed. And I knew him not: though that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore am I come baptising with water. And John bore witness, saying, I saw the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it rested upon him. And I did not know him: but he that sent me baptising with water, he said to me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending as a dove, and resting upon him, that is he who baptiseth with the Holy Ghost. And I have seen it, and have borne testimony that this is the Son of God. On the morrow John was again standing with two of his disciples; and looking upon Jesus as he walked by, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

Now John also was baptising at Enon, near to Salem, for there were many streams of water there: and they came, and were baptised. For as yet John was not cast into prison. Then a dispute arose between the disciples of John and the Jews with regard to purification. read more.
And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou gavest testimony, lo! this man baptiseth, and all men come to him. John answered and said, A man cannot assume any thing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Messiah, but that I am sent before him. It is the bridegroom, who possesses the bride: and the friend of the bridegroom, standing by and hearing him, rejoiceth exceedingly at the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must grow great, but I diminutive. He that cometh from above is above all: he whose origin is from earth is of the earth, and speaketh of the earth: he who cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; though no man receiveth his testimony. He that receiveth his testimony hath avouched that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God hath not given the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath life eternal: and he that believeth not on the Son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth upon him.

There is another who beareth witness of me, and I know that his witness is true which he witnesseth concerning me. Ye sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth.

And many came to him, and said, That John indeed performed no miracle: but all things whatsoever John spake of this man were true.

But as John was finishing his course, he said, Whom do ye suppose me to be? I am not [the Messiah]. But, behold! he is coming after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.


And all the country of Judea went out to him, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptised by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

Now when the people were in expectation, and many reasoned in their hearts respecting John, whether he were the Messiah,

Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea, and all the regions about Jordan, and were baptized by him in Jordan, on making confession of their sins.

And though he wished to kill him, he was afraid of the multitude, for they held him as a prophet.

For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the tax-gatherers and harlots believed on him. But ye, when ye saw it, repented not afterwards, that ye should believe on him.

but if we say of men??hey feared the people: for all men held John to be in truth a prophet.

He said, therefore, to the multitudes who came out to be baptised by him, Ye broods of vipers, who hath warned you to fly from the approaching wrath?

But if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.

On the morrow John was again standing with two of his disciples; and looking upon Jesus as he walked by, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. read more.
Then Jesus turned about, and seeing them following, saith to them, What are ye seeking? They said unto him, Rabbi (which signifies, when translated, Master), where is thy abode? He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he abode, and continued with him that day: and it was about the tenth hour. One of the two, who had heard from John mention of Jesus, and had followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.


But when Jesus heard that John was cast into prison, he retired into Galilee;

AT that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report of Jesus, and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore miracles are wrought by him. For Herod having seized John, had bound him, and put him in prison, for the sake of Herodias, the wife of Philip his brother. read more.
For John said unto him, It is unlawful for thee to have her. And though he wished to kill him, he was afraid of the multitude, for they held him as a prophet. But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the circle, and pleased Herod: so that with an oath he promised to give her whatever she should ask. And she, being previously urged on by her mother, said, Give me here, in a spacious dish, the head of John the Baptist. And the king was grieved: but for his oath's sake, and on account of those who were with him, he commanded it to be given her. And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. And his head was brought on a large dish, and was given to the young lady: and she brought it to her mother. And his disciples came and took the body, and buried it, and they came and told Jesus.

But when Herod heard it, he said, This is John whom I beheaded; he is risen from the dead. For Herod himself had sent and seized upon John, and bound him in prison, for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife; because he had married her. For John said to Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. read more.
Therefore Herodias bore him a rooted resentment, and would have slain him; yet could not: for Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man; and paid great attention to him and when he heard him, did many things, and heard him with delight. And a favourable day being come for her purpose, when Herod on his birth-day made a supper for his nobles, and military commanders, and the principal personages of Galilee; and the daughter of this Herodias coming in, and dancing, and delighting Herod, and his company, the king said to the damsel, Ask me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he swore unto her, That whatsoever thou shalt ask, I will give thee, even to the half of my kingdom. Then she went out and said to her mother, What shall I ask? and she said, The head of John the Baptist. And she came in immediately with eagerness to the king, and asked, saying, I desire that thou wilt give me on the spot, in a charger, the head of John the Baptist. And the king was exceedingly sorry; yet on account of his oath, and those who sat with him, he would not refuse her. And the king immediately sending a centinel, commanded his head to be brought thither: and he went, and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a sepulchre.

But I say unto you, that Elias is come, and they have done to him whatsoever they chose, as it is written of him.

Thus in many and various discourses exhorting them, he preached the glad tidings of the gospel to the people. Now Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him, on account of Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the other wicked actions which he had done, added this also to all the rest, and shut up John in prison.


Then came Jesus from Galilee unto Jordan to John, that he might be baptized by him. But John earnestly withheld him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? But Jesus answering said unto him, Permit it to be so now, for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he permitted him. read more.
And Jesus, after his baptism, came straight from the water: and lo! the heavens were opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as it were a dove, and coming upon him:

And John bore witness, saying, I saw the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it rested upon him.

And it came to pass in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and was baptised of John in Jordan. And immediately on going up from the water, he saw the heavens divided by a chasm, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him: and a voice came from heaven, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.

Now it came to pass, at the time when John was baptising all the people, that Jesus also was baptised, and as he prayed, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily form, like a dove, upon him, and a voice came from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.


There is another who beareth witness of me, and I know that his witness is true which he witnesseth concerning me. Ye sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but I speak these things, that ye may believe. read more.
He was a lamp glowing and luminous: and ye were pleased for a time to exult in his light.

For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the tax-gatherers and harlots believed on him. But ye, when ye saw it, repented not afterwards, that ye should believe on him.

But I say unto you, that Elias is come, and they have done to him whatsoever they chose, as it is written of him.

But I say unto you, That Elias is already come, and they knew him not, but have done by him whatsoever they chose: even so also must the Son of man suffer by them. Then understood the disciples that he spake to them of John the Baptist.


And king Herod heard it (for his name was celebrated), and he said, This is John the Baptist, he is risen from the dead, and therefore miracles are wrought by him.

AT that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report of Jesus, and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore miracles are wrought by him.

But when Herod heard it, he said, This is John whom I beheaded; he is risen from the dead.

But they replied, Some, that thou art John the Baptist; but others, Elias; and others again, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.

And they answering said, John the Baptist; but some Elias; and others, that one of the old prophets is risen again.


John was baptising in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

THEN in those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the desert country of Judea, and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is nigh. For this is the person spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, "The voice of one crying aloud in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths strait."

when Annas and Caiaphas were high-priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness; and he came into all the country on the confines of Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light.


And he said, Go into the city, unto such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand: I will keep the passover with my disciples at thy house. And his disciples did as Jesus commanded them; and they made ready the passover.

And he sent two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water, follow him. And where he enters, say to the master of the family. That the teacher saith, Where is the dining-room, where I may eat the passover with my disciples? And he will shew you a large upper room ready furnished: there make preparation for us. read more.
And his disciples went out, and came into the city, and found as he had spoken to them; and they made ready the passover.

And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go, prepare for us the passover, that we may eat it. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare it? And he said unto them, Lo! as you are at the entrance of the city, there will a man meet you, carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house whither he is going. read more.
And say to the master of that family, The teacher saith to thee, Where is the dining-room, in which I can eat the passover with my disciples? And he will shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. And they going away, found it just as he had told them: and they made ready the passover.


Then rising up out of the synagogue, he came into the house of Simon: and Simon's mother-in-law was seized with a violent fever, and they besought him on her behalf. And standing over her, he charged the fever [to depart]; and it left her: and immediately she arose, and waited upon them.

And when Jesus was come into the house of Peter, he saw his mother-in-law laid on a bed, and in a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and waited upon them.

But Simon's wife's mother lay in a fever, and immediately they informed him of her. And he came and raised her up, and the fever left her immediately, and she waited upon them.




And an angel of the Lord appeared to him standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zacharias was agitated greatly at the sight, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bring thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. read more.
And it shall give thee joy and exultation; and many shall rejoice at his birth: for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord; and he shall never drink wine, nor any intoxicating liquor; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn unto the Lord, their God. And he shall go forth before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to convert the hearts of fathers with their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to prepare a people ready for the Lord.


John was baptising in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

And the child grew, and became mighty in spirit, and was in the deserts until the days of his public exhibition to Israel.

THEN in those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the desert country of Judea,

when Annas and Caiaphas were high-priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness; and he came into all the country on the confines of Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;


And taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be deeply sorrowful, and to be overwhelmed with dejection.

And he taketh Peter, and James, and John, with him; and he began to be filled with horrible dread, and to be sunk under dejection of spirit:

And going out, he went, according to his custom, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.


Then John addressing him said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and we forbad him, because he followed not with us. And Jesus said to him, Forbid him not; for he that is not against us, is for us.

Then John addressed him, saying, Master, we saw a person in thy name casting out devils, who followeth us not: and we forbad him, because he did not follow us.

And when the disciples James and John saw it, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and destroy them, just as Elias did? And turning to them, he reproved them, and said, Ye know not what spirit ye are of: for the Son of man came not to destroy men's lives, but to preserve them. And he proceeded to another village.


For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil:

Now John was clothed with a camel's hair garment, and a girdle of leather about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

And the child grew, and became mighty in spirit, and was in the deserts until the days of his public exhibition to Israel.


THEN six days after, Jesus taketh Peter, and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them into an exceeding high mountain apart.

And six days after Jesus taketh with him Peter and James and John, only, and carrieth them up with him into an exceeding high mountain in great privacy; and was transfigured before them.

And it was about eight days after these discourses, that taking Peter, and John, and James, he went up into a mountain to pray.


Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children, with her sons, paying him obeisance, and petitioning a favour of him. Then he said to her, What is thy wish? She saith unto him, Tell me that these my two sons shall sit, the one at thy right hand, and the other at thy left, in thy kingdom. Then Jesus answering said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup that I am going to drink, and be baptised with the baptism with which I am baptised? They say unto him, We are able. read more.
And he saith unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of my cup, and with the baptism with which I am baptised, shall ye be baptised; but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, it is not in my power to bestow, but on those, for whom it was prepared by my Father. And the twelve, on hearing this, were filled with indignation against the two brethren.

And James and John the sons of Zebedee came to him, saying, Master, we desire that thou shouldst do for us whatsoever we request. He said unto them, What will ye that I should do for you? They say unto him, Grant us to sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy glory. read more.
Then Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup which I drink? and be baptised with the baptism with which I am baptised? And they said unto him, We are able. Then said Jesus unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup of which I drink; and be baptised with the baptism with which I am baptised: but to sit on my right-hand, and on my left, is not mine to give; but to those for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant against James and John.


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

THE presbyter to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.


For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil:

for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord; and he shall never drink wine, nor any intoxicating liquor; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

For John the Baptist came neither eating bread, nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.


And when they were gone, Jesus began to speak to the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in delicate garments? Lo! they who wear delicate garments are in the houses of kings. Yet what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and abundantly 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 unto you, There hath not arisen, from those born of women, a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. But from the days of John the Baptist unto the present, the kingdom of heaven is assaulted by violence, and the invaders forcibly seize upon it. For all the prophets and the law until John, foretold [this]. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias who was to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. But to whom shall I resemble this generation? it is like little boys sitting in the places of concourse, and calling to their companions, and saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; we have sung mournful ditties to you, and ye have not beat your breasts. For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil: the Son of man is come eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, what a man! a glutton and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners: though wisdom hath been justified by her children.

Now when John's messengers were departed, he began to speak to the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in delicate garments? Behold, they who indulge in soft raiment, and delicate food, are in king's palaces. But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto 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. For I tell you, of those born from woman, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of heaven, is greater than he. And all the people when they heard it, and the publicans, glorified God, being baptised with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and teachers of the law rejected the counsel of God towards themselves, not being baptised by him. And the Lord said, To what then shall I compare the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like to children sitting in the markets, and calling to each other, and saying, We have played the flute to you, and ye have not danced; we have raised the cry of mourning, and ye have not wept. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread, nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.


Then John, having heard in prison the works of Christ, sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, Art thou he that cometh, or should we expect another? And Jesus answering said unto them, Go, and tell John what things ye hear and see. read more.
The blind receive 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 whosoever shall not be offended at me.

And his disciples informed John of all these things. And John calling two certain persons of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that cometh, or are we to expect another? Then the men came to him, saying, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that cometh, or are we to expect another? read more.
And in that very hour he cured many of diseases and acute complaints, and evil spirits; and to many blind persons he gave sight. And Jesus addressing them, said, Go, tell John what things ye have seen and heard: that the blind recover sight, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached unto them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended at me.


Now there was one of the disciples reclining on the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus loved. Therefore Simon Peter gave him a significant look, that he should inquire of Jesus, which of them it should be of whom he spake. And he leaning on the breast of Jesus, said to him, Lord, which is it? read more.
Jesus answered, It is he to whom I shall give this morsel of bread, when I have dipped it. And dipping the morsel of bread, he gave it unto Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

Now Peter, turning about, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also at the supper reclined on his bosom, and said, Lord, which is the person who betrayeth thee?


as also on James and John the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not: henceforward thou shalt catch men.

AFTER these things Jesus again shewed himself to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and he appeared in the following manner: Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, the twin, and Nathaniel who was of Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of the disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, I am going a-fishing. They say to him, We too will go with thee. They went out, and got on board the vessel immediately; and that night they caught nothing. read more.
But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood upon the beach: yet the disciples had not discovered that it was Jesus. Then saith Jesus unto them, My youths, have ye any thing eatable? They answered him, No. Then he said to them, Shoot the net on the right side of the vessel, and ye shall find fish. They shot it therefore, and now they were not able to drag it in from the quantity of fishes. Then said that disciple whom Jesus loved to Peter, It is the Lord! Then Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, girt his coat round him, (for he was stripped,) and threw himself into the sea.


He was a lamp glowing and luminous: and ye were pleased for a time to exult in his light.

for Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man; and paid great attention to him and when he heard him, did many things, and heard him with delight.


And he permitted no person to follow him, but Peter, and James, and John a brother of James.

And entering into the house, he suffered no person to come in, but Peter, and James, and John, and the father and mother of the child.


And an angel of the Lord appeared to him standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zacharias was agitated greatly at the sight, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bring thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. read more.
And it shall give thee joy and exultation; and many shall rejoice at his birth: for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord; and he shall never drink wine, nor any intoxicating liquor; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn unto the Lord, their God. And he shall go forth before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to convert the hearts of fathers with their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to prepare a people ready for the Lord. And Zacharias said to the angel, By what shall I know this? for I am old, and my wife far advanced in her age. And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and I have been sent to speak to thee, and to proclaim these glad tidings to thee. And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and unable to speak, until that day when these things shall come to pass, because thou hast not believed my words, which shall be fulfilled at their exact time.

Now Elisabeth's time was up that she should be delivered; and she brought a son. And her neighbours and her relations heard, that the Lord had magnified his mercy upon her; and they congratulated her. And it came to pass, on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him after the name of his father, Zacharias. read more.
And his mother spake and said, No; but he shall be called John. And they said to her, There is not one among thy relations, who is called by this name. And they made signs to his father, what he would have him called. And desiring a writing tablet, he wrote, saying, John is his name. And they were all surprised. Instantly then his mouth was opened, and his tongue loosed, and he burst out in praises to God. And great awe fell on all those who dwelt around them: and in all the mountainous country of Judea, all these circumstances were the subject of conversation.


Now Simon Peter had followed Jesus, and another disciple: and that disciple was acquainted with the high-priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high-priest. But Peter stood without at the door. Then that other disciple, who was acquainted with the high-priest, went out, and spoke to the porteress, and introduced Peter.


When Jesus then beheld his mother, and the disciple whom he loved, standing by, he saith to his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour the disciple took her unto his own home.


But when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: for as yet he had not fallen on any one of them: only they had been baptised into the name of the Lord Jesus. read more.
Then they laid their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Ghost.


She therefore runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Then Peter went out, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. And they two ran together: and the other disciple ran before more swiftly than Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. read more.
And stooping forward, he sees the swathing clothes lying there; yet he did not go in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and saw the swathing clothes lying, and the napkin, which had been round his head, not laid with the linen swathes, but apart folded up in another place. Then went in also the other disciple, who had come the first to the sepulchre, and saw, and believed.


When Jesus then beheld his mother, and the disciple whom he loved, standing by, he saith to his mother, Woman, behold thy son!


NOW at that time Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth; when a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask alms of those who were entering into the temple; who seeing Peter and John just going into the temple, asked to receive alms. read more.
Then Peter fixing his eves stedfastly on him with John, said, Look on us. So he attentively regarded them, expecting to receive something from them. Then said Peter, I have neither silver nor gold; but what I have, that I give thee: By the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarean, arise, and walk! And taking him by the right hand, he raised him up: and immediately his feet and ancles were restored to strength. And springing up he stood on his feet, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people beheld him walking and praising God: and they took notice of him, that it was the same person who had sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with astonishment and amazed at what had happened to him. But as the lame man that was cured held fast Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them into the portico called Solomon's, in vast amazement.


AND as they were thus speaking, the priests, and the captain of the temple-guard, and the Sadducees, came upon them, worn down with vexation, because they taught the people, and preached by Jesus the resurrection of the dead. And they laid hands on them, and committed them to prison till the next day: for it was then evening. read more.
But many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand. Now it came to pass that the next morning, their rulers, and elders, and scribes, were assembled at Jerusalem, and Annas the high-priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were the high-priest's relations. And placing them in the midst, they interrogated them, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this thing? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, if we are this day examined relative to the good deed done to the infirm man, by what means he was restored; be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarean, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him doth this man stand here sound in your presence. This is the stone which, though set at nought by you builders, is become the head of the corner. And there is no salvation in any other person: for there is no other name under heaven given unto men, whereby we must be saved. Attentively regarding then the noble confidence of Peter and John, and perceiving that they were men unlettered, and destitute of education, they were astonished; and they recollected them, that they had been with Jesus. But seeing the man who was healed standing with them, they had not a word to reply in contradiction. But bidding them retire out of the council-chamber, they conferred among themselves, saying, What shall we do with these men? for that an acknowledged miracle hath been wrought by them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. But that it be no farther spread among the people, we will menace them with threats, no more to speak in this name to any man. So calling them in, they charged them not to speak in any manner, nor to teach, in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John, answering them, said, If it be right in the sight of God to obey you rather than God, be yourselves the judges.


And many came to him, and said, That John indeed performed no miracle: but all things whatsoever John spake of this man were true.


And he said to me, Thou must prophesy again before many people, and nations, and tongues, and monarchs.


And when they had arrived, they went up to an upper room, where abode Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James son of Alpheus, and Simon the zealous, and Jude brother to James.


Then said they unto him, Why do the disciples of John observe frequent fasts, and make prayers; but thine are eating and drinking?


AND it came to pass, as he was in a certain place praying, when he had done, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, even as John also taught his disciples.



I John, your brother and companion also with you in the tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island which is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.


And when they knew the grace which was bestowed on me, James and Cephas and John, who appeared to be the pillars [of the church], gave unto me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go unto the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision:


and Annas the high-priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were the high-priest's relations.


Now there was one of the disciples reclining on the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus loved.


I John, your brother and companion also with you in the tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island which is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.


I John, your brother and companion also with you in the tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island which is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.


But the Pharisees and teachers of the law rejected the counsel of God towards themselves, not being baptised by him.


THE revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to shew to his servants the things which must shortly come to pass; and sending by his angel, he shewed them to his servant John: