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.

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And the child grew, and became strong in the Spirit, and remained in the desert till the day of his showing to Israel.


I, John, who am your brother and who share with you in the woes and kingdom and stedfastness of Jesus, found myself in the island called Patmos, for the sake of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.


I, John, who am your brother and who share with you in the woes and kingdom and stedfastness of Jesus, found myself in the island called Patmos, for the sake of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.


After this I saw four angels, standing at the four corners of the earth, restraining the four winds from blowing on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree. And I saw another angel ascend from the sunrising, having a seal of the living God; and he cried with a great voice to the four angels to whom it was given to injure the earth and the sea, saying, "Do no harm to the earth, or the sea, or the trees, Until we have sealed the slaves of our God on their foreheads." read more.
And I heard the number of those who were sealed, a hundred and forty and four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel. Of the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed; Of the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Symeon, twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand;


"John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance," answered Paul, "telling the people to believe on One who was coming after him, namely, on Jesus."

As it is written in the book of the prophet Isaiah. The voice of one crying in the desert, Prepare the way for God, make straight paths for him. Every ravine shall be filled up, Every hill and mountain shall be laid low, The crooked shall be made straight, And the rough roads smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

And he answered. "Elijah is coming, and will restore all things.

even as it is written in the prophet Isaiah, Behold, I am sending my messenger before your face to prepare your way. The voice of one crying aloud. In the desert make ready a road for the Lord. Make his paths straight. In the desert came John who baptized, and preached a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; read more.
and all the land of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem, kept going out to him, and were baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins. And John was clothed with camel's hair, and he had a leather girdle round his loins, and he ate locusts, and "honey of the wood." He made proclamation. "There is One mightier than I coming after me, and I am not worthy to stoop down and unfasten his sandal strap; I have baptized you in water, but he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit."

"For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, "He shall drink neither wine nor strong drink, "He shall be filled with the Holy Spirit from the hour of his birth, "And shall win many of the sons of Israel to the Lord, their God. "He shall go before Him in the wisdom and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, and so to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him."

"And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Most High, For thou shalt go before the Lord to prepare the way "To give to his people a knowledge of salvation Through the remission of their sins, "Through the heart of mercy of our God, Whereby the Dayspring from on high shall visit us, read more.
"To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, And to guide our feet into the paths of peace."

He came as a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light??o that all men might believe through him. He was not the Light; it was to bear testimony concerning the Light that he came into being.

John bore witness concerning him, and cried aloud, saying, "This is he of whom I said, 'He who is coming after me has been put before me, for he was before me.'"

Then said they to him. "Who are you? That we may give some answer to those who sent us. What account do you give of yourself?" He said, "I am a voice of one who cries aloud in the desert, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as said the prophet Isaiah." Now it was some of the Pharisees who had been sent to him; read more.
so they questioned him, saying, "Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?" "I indeed am baptizing in water," John said in reply, "but in your midst stands One whom you do not recognize, One who is to come after me, whose sandal-strap I am not worthy to untie." This happened in Bethany, beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

I myself did not recognize him; I only came baptizing in water, in order that he might be openly shown to Israel." John also bore this testimony, saying. "I saw the Spirit like a dove descend from heaven and rest upon him. And I did not recognize him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'The one on whom you see the Spirit descending and resting upon him, is he who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.' read more.
This I have seen, and I am become a witness to the fact that he is the Son of God."

"Another bears testimony to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears concerning me is valid. "You yourselves sent to John, and he has been and is a witness to the truth. "(Though for myself I accept no witness from man; I only mention that you may be saved.) read more.
"That man was the Lamp-burning and shining??nd you were willing for a time rejoice in his light.

"before whose coming John had already preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. "And John, when he was finishing his race, repeatedly asked the people. "'Who do you suppose that I am? I am not He. But behold there comes One after me, whose sandal I am not worthy to unfasten.'


He made proclamation. "There is One mightier than I coming after me, and I am not worthy to stoop down and unfasten his sandal strap; I have baptized you in water, but he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit."

John bore witness concerning him, and cried aloud, saying, "This is he of whom I said, 'He who is coming after me has been put before me, for he was before me.'"

I indeed am baptizing you in water, unto repentance; but One is coming after me, mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire. His winnowing-fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse the threshing-floor. He will store his wheat in the granary, but will burn up the chaff in unquenchable fire."

whether perhaps he were the Christ, John answered, saying to all of them. "I indeed am baptizing you in water, but One is coming after me, mightier than I, whose shoe-latchet I am not worthy to unloose. He shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and in fire. He has his fan in his hand to cleanse his threshing-floor thoroughly, and to gather the wheat into his storehouse, but the chaff will he burn with unquenchable fire."

"I indeed am baptizing in water," John said in reply, "but in your midst stands One whom you do not recognize, One who is to come after me, whose sandal-strap I am not worthy to untie." This happened in Bethany, beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. read more.
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said: "Behold, that is God's Lamb, who takes and bears away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes One who has been put before me, for he was before me.' I myself did not recognize him; I only came baptizing in water, in order that he might be openly shown to Israel." John also bore this testimony, saying. "I saw the Spirit like a dove descend from heaven and rest upon him. And I did not recognize him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'The one on whom you see the Spirit descending and resting upon him, is he who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.' This I have seen, and I am become a witness to the fact that he is the Son of God." Next day again, John was standing with two of his disciples. After gazing intently on Jesus as he walked about, he said, "Look! that is the Lamb of God!"

John also was baptizing in Aenon, near Salim, because there were many streams there, and people kept coming to receive baptism. (For John had not yet been thrown into prison.) Then some of John's disciples got into a controversy with a Jew in regard to purification; so they came to John and said to him. read more.
"Rabbi, see! The man who was with you on the other side of Jordan, and to whom you yourself have borne testimony, is now baptizing, and everybody is coming to him." In reply John said: "A man cannot obtain anything unless it has been granted to him from heaven. You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but have been sent before him.' He who has the bride is the bridegroom, but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. So then this joy of mine has now complete fulfilment. He must increase, but I must decrease. "He that comes from above is above all; but one who is of the earth, of the earth he is, and of the earth he speaks. He who comes from heaven is above all. He bears testimony to what he has heard and seen, yet no one receives his testimony. Whoever does receive it has set his seal that God is true. For he whom God sent utters the words of God; for God does not give the Spirit sparingly. the Father loves the Son and has committed everything into his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but he who disobeys the Son shall not see life, but he who disobeys the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him."

"Another bears testimony to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears concerning me is valid. "You yourselves sent to John, and he has been and is a witness to the truth.

Many who came to him said, "John did not perform any signs, but everything he said about this man was true."

"And John, when he was finishing his race, repeatedly asked the people. "'Who do you suppose that I am? I am not He. But behold there comes One after me, whose sandal I am not worthy to unfasten.'


and all the land of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem, kept going out to him, and were baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins.

And while the people were in expectation, and all men were debating in their hearts about John,

Then Jerusalem began to go out to him, and all Judea, and the whole neighborhood of the Jordan, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

And although he wished to kill John, he feared the people, for they considered John a prophet.

"For John came to you in the road of righteousness, and you did not give credence to him; but the tax-gatherers and the harlots gave credence to him. But you, although you saw this, did not even then change your minds and give credence to him.

On the other hand, if we say, 'From men'!" They were afraid, however, of the people, for every one held that John had been really a prophet.

So John used to say to the crowd of those who were going out to be baptized by him. "You breed of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

"And if we say, 'From man,' all the people will stone us, for they were persuaded that John was a prophet."

Next day again, John was standing with two of his disciples. After gazing intently on Jesus as he walked about, he said, "Look! that is the Lamb of God!" The two disciples heard his exclamation, and they followed Jesus. read more.
Then Jesus turned and saw them following him, and said, "What do you want?" They replied, "Rabbi" (which may be translated 'Teacher'), "where are you staying?" He said to them, "Come, and you shall see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was then about four o'clock in the afternoon. One of the two men who heard what John said and followed Jesus, was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter.


Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee.

Just then Herod, the Tetrarch, heard of Jesus' fame, and said to his courtiers. "This man is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead. That is why miraculous powers are working through him." For Herod had apprehended John, shackled him, and thrust him into prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, read more.
because John kept telling him, "It is not right for you to have her." And although he wished to kill John, he feared the people, for they considered John a prophet. But when Herod's birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and so pleased Herod that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked for. So, prompted by her mother, the girl said, "Give me at once, upon a dish, the head of John the Baptist." The king was displeased because of this, but because of his oaths and his guests he ordered it to be given her. He sent and beheaded John in prison; the head was brought on a dish, and given to the young girl, who took it to her mother. Then John's disciples went and removed his body, and came and told Jesus.

But when Herod heard, he said, "That John whom I beheaded has come back to life." Now this Herod had sent and arrested John, and bound him in prison, for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom he had married. For John had often told Herod, "It is not right for you to live with your brother's wife." read more.
So Herodias hated him, and wished to put him to death; but she could not, for Herod was afraid of John because he knew that he was a just and holy man. So he kept him safe. When he listened to John he was much exercised, yet he found pleasure in listening to him. Then came a convenient day, when Herod on his birthday held a feast for his lords and generals and the leading men of Galilee, at which the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced. She charmed Herod and his guests. "Ask me whatever you want," said the king to the young girl, "and I will give it to you." He even swore to her that whatever she asked, he would give it to her, up to half his kingdom. So she came out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" "The head of John the Baptist," she replied. So she at once hurried in to the king and made her request, "I want you," she said, "to give me, without delay, the head of John the Baptist on a charger." Then the king was exceedingly sorry; yet on account of his oaths and his guests he was unwilling to disappoint her. So he sent at once a soldier of the guard with orders to bring his head. And he went and beheaded John in prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the young girl, and she gave it to her mother. When John's disciples heard of this, they came, and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.

"Elijah indeed has already come," he added, "and they have done to him whatever they pleased, even as it is written of him."

With many other exhortations then John declared the gospel to the people; but Herod, the Tetrarch, when reproved by him because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and because of all the wicked deeds that he had done, added yet this above them all that he shut up John in prison.


At that very time Jesus was on his way from Galilee to the Jordan, to John, to be baptized by him. But he tried to prevent him. "It is I," he said, "who need to be baptized by you, and are you coming to me?" But Jesus answered, "Permit it now, for so it is fitting for us to fulfill every religious duty." read more.
Then he consented. And after Jesus was baptized, as soon as he rose out of the water, lo! the heavens opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon him,

John also bore this testimony, saying. "I saw the Spirit like a dove descend from heaven and rest upon him.

It was at that time that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan; and as soon as he rose from the water he saw the sky cleft asunder, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him, and a voice from the sky. "Thou art my Son, my beloved; in thee is my delight."

Now after all the people had been baptized, and Jesus himself had been baptized and was praying, heaven opened, and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form like a dove, descended upon him. and a voice came out of heaven, saying. "Thou art my Son, dearly beloved; in thee is my delight."


"Another bears testimony to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears concerning me is valid. "You yourselves sent to John, and he has been and is a witness to the truth. "(Though for myself I accept no witness from man; I only mention that you may be saved.) read more.
"That man was the Lamp-burning and shining??nd you were willing for a time rejoice in his light.

"For John came to you in the road of righteousness, and you did not give credence to him; but the tax-gatherers and the harlots gave credence to him. But you, although you saw this, did not even then change your minds and give credence to him.

"Elijah indeed has already come," he added, "and they have done to him whatever they pleased, even as it is written of him."

"Nay, I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they chose. Even so the Son of man also is about to suffer at their hands." Then the disciples divined that he had been speaking to them about John, the Baptist.


King Herod heard it, for the name of Jesus had become well known, People were saying, "John the Baptist is risen from the dead, and on that account these powers are working in him."

Just then Herod, the Tetrarch, heard of Jesus' fame, and said to his courtiers. "This man is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead. That is why miraculous powers are working through him."

But when Herod heard, he said, "That John whom I beheaded has come back to life."

They replied, "Some say 'John the Baptist'; others, however, say that 'He is Elijah'; others, 'Jeremiah,' or 'One of the Prophets.'"

"John the Baptist," they answered, "But others say Elijah, and others that one of the ancient prophets is risen again."


In the desert came John who baptized, and preached a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

In those days came John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea; "Repent," said he, "for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." 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."

during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zachariah, in the Desert. And John went into all the region about the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

A man came into being, sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light??o that all men might believe through him. He was not the Light; it was to bear testimony concerning the Light that he came into being.


"Go into the city," he answered, "to a certain man, and tell him. "'The Teacher says. "My time is near. I am going to keep the Passover at your house, with my disciples."'" The disciples did as Jesus told them, and made ready the Passover.

Then he sent two of his disciples, and told them. "Go into the city, and you will meet a man carrying a jar of water. Follow him; and whatever house he enters, say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher asks, "Where is your guest-chamber, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?"' He will himself show you a large, upper room, furnished and ready. there make preparation for us." read more.
So the disciples went off, and came into the city, and found everything as he had told them.

So Jesus went to Peter and John saying, "Go and prepare for us the Passover, that we may eat it." "Where shall we get it ready?" they asked. He answered. "No sooner will you have entered the city than you will meet a man carrying a water-jug. Follow him into the house were he is going. read more.
"And to the good man of the house say, 'The teacher asks you, "Where is the room in which I can eat the Passover with my disciples?"' "Then he will show you a large upper room furnished. There make your preparations." So they went and found everything as he had told them, they prepared the Passover.


Now when he rose and left the synagogue, he entered into the house of Simon, where Simon's mother-in-law lay sick of a great fever. And they kept entreating him for her. And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her; and at once she arose and ministered unto them.

When Jesus came into Peter's house, he found his wife's mother prostrated with fever. He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose and waited upon him.

Now Simon's mother-in-law lay sick of fever, and without delay they told him about her. So he came and took her hand and raised her up. The fever left her at once, and she began to wait upon them.




Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And as he saw him Zachariah was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the Angel said to him. "Do not be afraid, Zachariah, because your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. read more.
"And he shall be to you a joy and an exultation, and many shall rejoice over his birth. "For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, "He shall drink neither wine nor strong drink, "He shall be filled with the Holy Spirit from the hour of his birth, "And shall win many of the sons of Israel to the Lord, their God. "He shall go before Him in the wisdom and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, and so to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him."


In the desert came John who baptized, and preached a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

And the child grew, and became strong in the Spirit, and remained in the desert till the day of his showing to Israel.

In those days came John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea;

during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zachariah, in the Desert. And John went into all the region about the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.


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

Then he took Peter and James and John with him, and began to be full of terror and distress;

Then he went out, and began to go to the Mount of Olives, as was his wont; and his disciples followed him.


"Master," said John, "we saw a man who was casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us." But Jesus said, "Forbid him not, for he who is not against you is for you."

"Master," said John, "we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he did not follow us."

And when his disciples, James and John, saw this they said, "Lord, are you willing for us to bid fire come down from heaven and destroy them?" As Elijah did. But he turned and rebuked them and said, "You know not what kind of spirit you share, for the Son of man came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them." And they went to another village.


"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, 'He has a demon';

And John was clothed with camel's hair, and he had a leather girdle round his loins, and he ate locusts, and "honey of the wood."

And the child grew, and became strong in the Spirit, and remained in the desert till the day of his showing to Israel.


Six days later Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John, and led them up a high mountain, by themselves apart.

Six days later Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and brought them by themselves up a high mountain apart from the rest.

About eight days after this it happened that Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and went up on the mountain to pray.


Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, kneeling down and begging a favor of him. "What is it you wish?" he said. She answered, "Command that these my two sons may sit upon your right hand and your left in your kingdom." "None of you know what you are asking," said Jesus. "Can you drink the cup which I am about to drink?" "We can," they replied. read more.
My cup you indeed shall drink," he answered, "but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by my Father." When the ten heard of this, they were indignant at the two brothers;

Presently there came up to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, and said, "Teacher, we wish you would do for us whatever we ask you." "What is it you want me to do for you?" said he. They answered, "Allow us to sit, one at your right hand, and the other at your left hand, in your glory." read more.
"You know not what you are asking," said Jesus. "Can you drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They answered him, "We can." "You shall indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism that I am baptized with shall you be baptized, but a seat upon my right hand or my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been reserved." When they heard this the ten began to be indignant at James and John, so Jesus called them to him and said:


The Elder to the Elect Lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have come to know the truth.

The Elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.


"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, 'He has a demon';

"For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, "He shall drink neither wine nor strong drink, "He shall be filled with the Holy Spirit from the hour of his birth,

"For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, 'He has a demon!'


As these men started to go away, Jesus began to speak to the throngs, about John. "What did you go out into the desert to behold?" he asked; "A reed shaken by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those who wear soft raiment dwell in kings' palaces! "But why did you go? To see a prophet? I tell you, yes, and more than a prophet; read more.
"for this is he of whom it is written. "Behold, I send my messenger before my face, And he will prepare thy road for thee. "In solemn truth I tell you that there has not arisen among those born of women a greater than John the Baptist; yet one of the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. "From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by storm. "For the prophets and the Law prophesied until John; "and, if you are willing to receive it, he is the Elijah who was to come. "Let all who have ears, listen! "To what shall I compare this generation? It is like little children sitting in the market-place, who call to the other children, "saying. 'We have piped to you and you have not danced; We have wailed, but you have not beaten your breasts.' "For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, 'He has a demon'; and the Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Lo, a glutton and a wine-drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners!' Nevertheless, Wisdom is justified by her deeds."

When John's messengers were gone he began to speak to the crowds about John, saying, "What went out you out to the desert to behold? A reed shaken by the wind? "But what you went out to behold? A man clothed in soft robes? Behold, men who are gorgeously dressed and live in luxury are in kings' palaces. "But what went you to see? A prophet? read more.
"Yes, I tell you and more than a prophet. This is he who it is written. "Behold I send a messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way before thee. "I tell you that among all that are born of women not one is greater than John; yet he that is little in the kingdom of God is greater than he." On hearing this all the people and the tax-gatherers acknowledged the justice of God by being baptized with the baptism of John; but the Pharisees and lawyers who had refused his baptism, frustrated God's purpose for themselves. "To what then shall I compare the men of this generation? "To What are they like, they are like children sitting in the market-place and calling to one another. "'We have piped to you,' they say, 'and you have not danced; we have wailed, and you did not cry.' "For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, 'He has a demon!'


But when John heard, in the prison, what the Christ was doing, he sent by some of his disciples to ask him, "Are you the Coming One, or are we to look for someone else?" "Go and tell John," was Jesus' answer, "what you hear and see; read more.
"the lame are walking, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf are hearing, the dead are being raised up, and the gospel is being preached to the poor. "And blessed is the man who finds no cause of stumbling in me."

John's disciples brought him word of all these things and, calling a certain two disciples to him, he sent them to Jesus, to say, "Are you 'the coming one,' or if we are to expect another?" So the men came to Jesus and said, "John the Baptist has sent us to ask you if you are the coming one, or if we are to expect another." read more.
At that moment Jesus was healing many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and to many that were blind he was freely giving their sight. So he answered them. "Go your way, tell John what you have seen and heard. How the blind are seeing, the lame are walking, the lepers are being cleansed, the deaf are hearing, the dead are being raised, and the poor are hearing the proclamations of glad tidings. "And blessed is he who finds no cause of stumbling in me."


There was reclining upon Jesus' breast one of the disciples whom he loved. So Simon Peter beckoned to him, saying, "Ask who it is about whom he is speaking." So that disciples just leaned back against Jesus' breast and said to him, "Lord, who is it?" read more.
"It is that one," answered Jesus, " to whom I am going to give a piece of bread, after dipping it."

Peter turned around and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following??e who at the supper leaned back upon his breast and said, "Lord, who is to betray you?"


and so were Simon's partners, James and John, sons of Zebedee.) But Jesus answered Simon. "Fear not; from this time on, you will be catching men."

After this Jesus showed himself again to his disciples by the Sea of Tiberias. He showed himself as follows. There were together Simon Peter and Thomas, called "The Twin," and Nathanael, from Cana of Galilee, and the two sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They answered him, "And we are going with you." So they went out and got into the boat, and throughout the night they caught nothing. read more.
But when day was dawning Jesus stood on the beach. The disciples, however, did not recognize that it was Jesus. So Jesus said to them, "Lads, you haven't any fish, have you?" They answered him, "No." And he said to them, "Cast your net on the right side of the boat, and you will find." So they cast it, and now they could not haul it in for the multitude of fishes. Then that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" On hearing that it was the Lord, Simon Peter girt his fisher's coat about him (for he was naked), and threw himself into the water.


"That man was the Lamp-burning and shining??nd you were willing for a time rejoice in his light.

but she could not, for Herod was afraid of John because he knew that he was a just and holy man. So he kept him safe. When he listened to John he was much exercised, yet he found pleasure in listening to him.


He would not permit any one to go with him, except Peter and James and John, the brother of James.

So he came to the house, and would not permit anyone to go in with him except Peter and John and James, and the father and Mother of the little girl.


Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And as he saw him Zachariah was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the Angel said to him. "Do not be afraid, Zachariah, because your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. read more.
"And he shall be to you a joy and an exultation, and many shall rejoice over his birth. "For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, "He shall drink neither wine nor strong drink, "He shall be filled with the Holy Spirit from the hour of his birth, "And shall win many of the sons of Israel to the Lord, their God. "He shall go before Him in the wisdom and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, and so to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him." "How shall I be sure of this?" said Zachariah to the Angel. "For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in years." "I am Gabriel," answered the angel, "who stand in the presence of God; and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring and to bring you this good news. "And now you shall be silent and unable to speak until the day the day when this has taken place; because you did not believe my words??ords which will be fulfilled at their appointed time."

Now when the time of Elizabeth's delivery was come, she gave birth to a son; and her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy toward her; and they rejoiced with her, and came on the eighth day to circumcise the child. They were about to call him "Zachariah," after his father, read more.
when his mother said, "No, he is to be called John." Said they, "You have no relatives of that name!" Then they asked his father by signs what he wished to call the child. So he asked for a writing tablet and wrote down, "His name is John." Every one was surprised, and at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God. And there came a great fear upon all in the neighborhood; and throughout the hill country of Judea all these sayings were much talked about.


Meanwhile Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so was another disciple who was known to the high priest, and they went in with Jesus into the court of the high priest's palace. But Peter took his stand outside, near the door. So the other disciple who was known to the high priest came out and spoke to the doorkeeper and brought Peter in.


When Jesus saw his mother, and standing near her the disciple whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman behold your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Behold your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her to his home.


The apostle at Jerusalem, when they heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, sent to them Peter and John. Who came down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit, For he had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. read more.
Then the apostles laid their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit.


So she came running to Simon Peter and that other disciple whom Jesus loved, saying, "They have taken the Master out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him!" So Peter and the other disciples set out at once to go to the tomb. They both began to run; and the other disciple ran faster than Peter, and came first to the tomb. read more.
Stooping down he glanced in and saw the linen wrapping lying on the ground; but he did not go in. Then Peter also came following him, and he went inside the tomb; and he gazed at the linen wrapping as they lay, and the napkin which had been about his head not lying with the wrappings, but rolled up in it's own place. Then the other disciple also who arrived first at the tomb went inside, and he perceived and believed.


When Jesus saw his mother, and standing near her the disciple whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman behold your son."


One day Peter and John were going up together for the hour of prayer, at three in the afternoon, when a man lame from his birth was carried along, who was wont to be laid each day near the gate of the Temple called the Beautiful Gate, to ask alms of those who were going into the Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to go into the Temple, he kept asking them for alms; read more.
Peter fixed his eyes upon him, as did John, and said, "Look at us." So he waited, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said: "I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have, this I am going to give to you; in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, walk!" Then taking his right hand he lifted him up. Instantly his feet and ankle-bones were strengthened; and leaping forth he stood on his feet, and began to walk, and went with them into the Temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, and recognized that this was the man who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple, they were filled with awe and amazement at what had happened to him. While he was clinging to Peter and John, all the people crowded awe-struck around them, in what was known as Solomon's Portico.


While they were addressing the people the priests, the commander of the Temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, incensed at their teaching the people, and proclaiming, in the case of Jesus, the resurrection from the dead. They arrested them, and put them in prison till the next day, for it was already evening. read more.
But many of those who had heard the message believed, and the number of the men came to be about five thousand. There was held in Jerusalem, next morning, a meeting of their rulers, the elders and scribes, and Annas, the high priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and all the members of the high priests family were present. Then they made the men stand before them and demanded, "By what power, or in what name, have you fellows done this?" Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, answered them. "Rulers and elders of the people, if we are being examined today concerning a benefit conferred upon a cripple, as to how has this man been cured, "be it known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, in him does this man stand before you strong and well. "For he is the Stone, cast aside by you builders, which has become the head stone of the corner. "There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, in which we must be saved." Now when they beheld the glad fearlessness of Peter and John and had perceived that they were amazed; and they began to recognize them, that they were companions of Jesus. But since they saw the man standing with them who had been healed, they had nothing to answer. So they bade them withdraw from the Sanhedrin, while they conferred together. "What," said they, "shall we do with these men? For it is well known throughout Jerusalem that a notable miracle has been performed by them, and we cannot deny it. "But that the matter may spread no further among the people, let us threaten them not to speak to any one hereafter about this name." So they summoned them, and ordered them not to speak at all, nor to teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John said in reply. "Do you decide whether in the sight of God it is right to obey you rather than God;


Many who came to him said, "John did not perform any signs, but everything he said about this man was true."


Then I was told, "You must prophesy again over many peoples and nations and tongues and kings."


On entering the city they went to the upper room where they were accustomed to meet. They were Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James, son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.


Again they said unto him. "Why do the disciples of John fast frequently, and make supplications, as also do the disciples of the Pharisees, but your disciples are eating and drinking?"


It happened he was praying in a certain place, and when he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, "Master, teach us how to pray, just as John taught his disciples."



I, John, who am your brother and who share with you in the woes and kingdom and stedfastness of Jesus, found myself in the island called Patmos, for the sake of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.


and when they recognized the grace which had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, then thought to be pillars, gave to Barnabas and to me the right hand of fellowship. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the Jews.


and Annas, the high priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and all the members of the high priests family were present.


There was reclining upon Jesus' breast one of the disciples whom he loved.


I, John, who am your brother and who share with you in the woes and kingdom and stedfastness of Jesus, found myself in the island called Patmos, for the sake of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.


I, John, who am your brother and who share with you in the woes and kingdom and stedfastness of Jesus, found myself in the island called Patmos, for the sake of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.


but the Pharisees and lawyers who had refused his baptism, frustrated God's purpose for themselves.


The unveiling apocalypse of Jesus Christ which God gave him to show to his slaves the things which must soon come to pass; and he sent and made it known by his angel to his slave John.