John in the Bible

Meaning: the grace or mercy of the Lord

Exact Match

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.

Thematic Bible



And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, and was in the wilderness till the day of his manifestation to Israel.


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


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


And after this I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascend from the east, having the seal of the living God, and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to injure the earth and the sea, saying, Injure not the earth nor the sea nor the trees, till we seal the servants of our God on their foreheads. read more.
And I heard the number of the sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand were sealed from every tribe of the children of Israel. From the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand, from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand, from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand, from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand, from the tribe of Zebulon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand.


Paul said, John indeed baptized [administered] the baptism of a change of mind, telling the people to believe on him that was to come after him, that is, on Jesus.

as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet; A voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every ravine shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

And he answered and said, Elijah indeed comes, and shall restore all things.

as it is written in Isaiah the prophet; Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way. A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord! Make his paths straight. John baptized in the wilderness, preaching the baptism of a change of mind for the forgiveness of sins. read more.
And all the country of Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. And John was clothed with camel's hairs and a leather girdle about his loins, and he eat locusts and wild honey, and preached, saying, After me comes one mightier than I, the strings of whose shoes I am not fit to stoop down and untie; I have baptized you with water, but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall not drink wine and strong drink, but shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his birth; and many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers to children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

And you, little child, shall be called a prophet of the Most High; for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways, to give a knowledge of salvation to his people, with a forgiveness of sins, on account of the compassionate mercies of our God, by which a morning from on high has visited us, read more.
to illuminate those sitting in darkness and the shade of death, to direct our feet in the way of peace.

This man came for a testimony, to testify of the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but to testify of the light.

John testified of him, and cried, saying, This is the one of whom I said, He that comes after me existed before me, for he was before me.

Then they said to him, Who are you? that we may give an answer to them that sent us; what say you of yourself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as Isaiah the prophet said. And those sent were of the Pharisees. read more.
And they asked him, and said to him, Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet? John answered them saying, I baptize with water; but among you stands one whom you know not. He is the one coming after me, the strings of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie. These things occurred in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

And I knew him not; but that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this reason have I come baptizing with water. And John testified saying, I saw the Spirit descend like a dove from heaven, and it remained on him. And I knew him not, but he that sent me to baptize with water, he said to me, On whom you see the Spirit descend and remain on him, this is he that baptizes with the Holy Spirit. read more.
And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.

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

John having preached before his coming the baptism of a change of mind to all the people of Israel. And when John completed his course, he said, Who do you suppose I am? I am not [the Christ]; but behold, there comes after me one the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.


and preached, saying, After me comes one mightier than I, the strings of whose shoes I am not fit to stoop down and untie; I have baptized you with water, but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

John testified of him, and cried, saying, This is the one of whom I said, He that comes after me existed before me, for he was before me.

I indeed baptize you with water to a change of mind; but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not fit to bear; he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and fire; whose winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he will thoroughly clean his threshing floor, and gather his wheat into the storehouse; but the chaff he will burn with an inextinguishable fire.

John answered all, saying, I indeed baptize you with water, but a mightier than I is coming, the strings of whose shoes I am not fit to untie; he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he will thoroughly clean his threshing floor, and gather the wheat into his storehouse; but the chaff he will burn with an inextinguishable fire.

John answered them saying, I baptize with water; but among you stands one whom you know not. He is the one coming after me, the strings of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie. These things occurred in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. read more.
On the next day he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man who was before me, for he was before me. And I knew him not; but that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this reason have I come baptizing with water. And John testified saying, I saw the Spirit descend like a dove from heaven, and it remained on him. And I knew him not, but he that sent me to baptize with water, he said to me, On whom you see the Spirit descend and remain on him, this is he that baptizes with the Holy Spirit. And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God. On the next day John was again standing, and two of his disciples, and looking at Jesus as he walked, he said, Behold the Lamb of God.

And John also was baptizing at AEnon, near Salim, because there were many waters there; and they came and were baptized, for John was not yet cast into prison. Then there was a controversy of the disciples of John with a Jew concerning purification. read more.
And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you testified, behold, this [man] baptizes and all men come to him. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it is given him from heaven. You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but am sent before him. He that has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice; this my joy, therefore, is fully attained. He must increase, but I must decrease. He that comes from above is above all; he that is of the earth is of the earth, and speaks of the earth. He that comes from heaven is above all; and what he has seen and heard this he testifies; and no one receives his testimony. He that receives his testimony has sealed that God is true. For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God gives not the Spirit by measure. The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. He that believes on the Son has eternal life; but he that disbelieves the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God continues on him.

There is another who testifies of me, and I know that the testimony which he testifies of me is true. You sent to John, and he testified to the truth;

And many came to him and said, John performed no miracle, but all things which John said of this man were true.

And when John completed his course, he said, Who do you suppose I am? I am not [the Christ]; but behold, there comes after me one the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.


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

And the people being in expectation, and all doubting in their minds concerning John, whether he was the Christ,

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

And he wished to kill him; but feared the people, because they regarded him as a prophet.

For John came to you in a way of righteousness, and you believed him not; but the publicans and harlots believed him; and when you saw this, you did not afterwards repent, that you might believe him.

But if we say from men, they feared the people, for all considered John as a prophet indeed.

Then John said to the multitudes who went out to be baptized by him, Offspring of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

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

On the next day John was again standing, and two of his disciples, and looking at Jesus as he walked, he said, Behold the Lamb of God. And his two disciples heard him say this, and followed Jesus. read more.
And Jesus turning around, and seeing them following, said to them, What do you seek? And they said to him, Rabbi, which interpreted signifies Teacher, where do you stay? He said to them, Come and see. Then they went and saw where he staid, and staid with him that day; it was about the tenth hour. Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard from John, and followed him;


AND when he heard that John was delivered up, he departed to Galilee;

AT that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, and said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is raised from the dead; and on that account the mighty works are performed by him. For Herod having seized John, had bound him, and put him in prison, on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. read more.
For John had said to him, It is not lawful for you to have her. And he wished to kill him; but feared the people, because they regarded him as a prophet. And Herod's birthday being kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod, on account of which he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask; and she, having been put forward by her mother, said, Give me here on a plate the head of John the Baptist. And the king was sorry; but on account of the oath, and those reclining with him, he commanded it to be given. And he sent and beheaded John in the prison; and his head was brought on a plate and given to the girl, and she carried it to her mother. And his disciples went and took up the body and buried it, and came and told Jesus.

But Herod hearing of him, said, This is John whom I beheaded; he has been raised up. For Herod had sent and taken John, and, put him bound in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because he had married her. For John said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife. read more.
And Herodias was displeased with him, and wished to kill him, but was not able. For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he preserved him, and hearing him, did many things, and heard him gladly. And on a convenient day, when Herod made a supper in honor of his birthday, for his great men, and the chiliarchs, and the first men of Galilee, the daughter of this Herodias came in and danced, and pleased Herod, and those that reclined with him. And the king said to the girl, Ask me what you will and I will give it to you; and he swore to her, Whatever you shall ask of me I will give you, to half of my kingdom. And she went out and said to her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. And coming in immediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying, I wish you to give me immediately on a plate the head of John the Baptist. And the king was extremely sorry, but on account of the oaths, and those reclining with him, he was not willing to refuse her. And the king immediately sending an executioner, commanded him to bring his head. And he went out and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head on a plate, and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. And his disciples hearing of it, came and took up his body, and laid it in a tomb.

but I tell you, that Elijah has come, and they have done to him what they wished, as it was written of him.

With many other exhortations, also, he preached the good news to the people. But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him on account of Herodias his brother's wife and for all the evil deeds which Herod had done, added also this to all, and shut up John in prison.


Then came Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. But, he refused him, saying, I have need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me? But Jesus answered and said to him, Suffer me now; for thus, it becomes us to complete all righteousness. Then he suffered him; read more.
and Jesus being baptized went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descend like a dove and come upon him.

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

In those days came Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized in the Jordan by John; and going up immediately out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit descend like a dove upon him; and there was a voice from heaven, You are my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.

And when all the people were baptized, Jesus also being baptized, and praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form like a dove upon him; and there was a voice from heaven, saying, You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.


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

For John came to you in a way of righteousness, and you believed him not; but the publicans and harlots believed him; and when you saw this, you did not afterwards repent, that you might believe him.

but I tell you, that Elijah has come, and they have done to him what they wished, as it was written of him.

But I tell you Elijah has come already, and they knew him not, but did to him what they pleased. In like manner, also, the Son of man is about to suffer from them. Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist.


And Herod the king, heard [of Jesus], for his name was widely known, and said, John the Baptist has risen from the dead; and on this account the mighty works are performed by him.

AT that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, and said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is raised from the dead; and on that account the mighty works are performed by him.

But Herod hearing of him, said, This is John whom I beheaded; he has been raised up.

And they said, Some, John the Baptist; others, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.

And they answered and said, John the Baptist; and some Elijah, and others that one of the old prophets has arisen.


John baptized in the wilderness, preaching the baptism of a change of mind for the forgiveness of sins.

AND in those days came John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, Change your minds, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying; A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

under the chief priest Annas, and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zachariah, in the wilderness. And he went into all the region about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of a change of mind for the forgiveness of sins;

There was a man, sent by God, whose name was John. This man came for a testimony, to testify of the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but to testify of the light.


And he said, Go into the city to such a one, and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover with you, together with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and prepared the passover;

And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, Go into the city, and a man shall meet you bearing an earthen pitcher of water. Follow him, and where he enters in, say to the master of the house, The teacher says, where is the public room in which I may eat the passover with my disciples? And he will show you a large upper room, furnished, ready; and there prepare for us. read more.
And his disciples went out, and came into the city, and found as he had said to them, and prepared the passover.

And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go, prepare for us the passover, that we may eat. And they said to him, Where do you wish us to prepare? And he said to them, Behold, as you enter into the city, a man will meet you, bearing an earthen vessel of water; follow him into the house where he enters, read more.
and say to the master of the house, The teacher says to you, where is the public room in which I may eat the passover with my disciples? And he will show you a large upper room furnished; there prepare. And they went and found as he had said to them and prepared the passover.


And going up from the synagogue he entered into the house of Simon. And Simon's mother-in-law was sick with a violent fever; and they asked him in her behalf. And standing over her he rebuked the fever, and it left her. And she immediately arose and waited on them.

And Jesus coming into the house of Peter, saw his wife's mother lying and sick with a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose and waited on them.

and Simon's mother-in-law was lying with a fever; and immediately they told him of her. And coming, he took her by the hand, and raised her up, and the fever immediately left her, and she waited on them.




And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense; and Zachariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. And the angel said to him, Fear not, Zachariah, for your prayer is heard, and your wife Elizabeth shall bear you a son; and you shall call his name John. read more.
And he shall be to you a joy and rejoicing; and many shall rejoice at his birth; for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall not drink wine and strong drink, but shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his birth; and many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers to children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.


John baptized in the wilderness, preaching the baptism of a change of mind for the forgiveness of sins.

And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, and was in the wilderness till the day of his manifestation to Israel.

AND in those days came John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,

under the chief priest Annas, and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zachariah, in the wilderness. And he went into all the region about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of a change of mind for the forgiveness of sins;


And taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and dejected.

And he took Peter, and James, and John with him, and began to be amazed and dejected.

AND going out, he went, according to his custom to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him.


And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he follows not with us. And Jesus said to him, Forbid him not; for whoever is not against us is for us.

And John spoke to him, saying, Teacher, we saw some one casting out demons in your name, who follows not us, and we forbade him.

And his disciples James and John seeing it, said, Lord, do you wish us to call fire to come down from heaven and consume them? And he turned around and rebuked them; and they went to another village. (Added verse not retained in Sawyer)


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

And John was clothed with camel's hairs and a leather girdle about his loins, and he eat locusts and wild honey,

And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, and was in the wilderness till the day of his manifestation to Israel.


AND after six days Jesus took Peter, and James, and John, his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves.

AND after six days Jesus took Peter, and James, and John, and brought them up on a high mountain by themselves alone, and was transfigured before them;

AND about eight days after these words, taking Peter, and James, and John, he went up on the mountain to pray.


Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping, and asking a certain thing of him. And he said to her, What do you wish? She said to him, Say that these my two sons shall sit, one on your right hand, and the other on your left, in your kingdom. But Jesus answered and said, You know not what you ask. Can you drink of the cup of which I am about to drink? They said to him, We can. read more.
He said to them; you shall drink indeed of my cup; but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but to those for whom it is prepared by my Father. And the ten hearing this were displeased with the two brothers.

And James and John, sons of Zebedee, came to him, saying, Teacher, we wish you to do for us what we will ask of you. And he said to them, What do you wish me to do for you? And they said to him, Grant us that we may sit one on your right hand, and the other on your left, in your glory. read more.
And Jesus said to them, You know not what you ask. Can you drink of the cup of which I drink? or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized? And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, You shall drink of the cup of which I drink, and be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized; but to sit on my right hand, or left, is not mine to give but to those for whom it is prepared. And the ten, hearing this, were displeased with James and John.


THE elder to the elect Curia and her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only but also all who have known the truth,

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


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

for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall not drink wine and strong drink, but shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his birth;

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


And when they had gone, Jesus began to say to the multitudes, concerning John, What went you out to the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went you out to see? A man wearing fine clothes? Behold, they that wear fine clothes are in the houses of kings. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. read more.
For this is he of whom it is written; Behold, I send my messenger before your face, to prepare your way before you. I tell you truly, there has not arisen among those born of woman a greater than John the Baptist; but the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist till now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied till John. And if you will receive it, this is Elijah, who was to come. He that has ears, let him hear. To what shall I liken this generation? It is like little children sitting in the markets, who call to their companions, and say, We have played on pipes for you, and you have not danced; we have mourned, and you have not lamented. For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon; the Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a glutton, and a wine drinker, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified by her children.

And when the messengers of John had gone away, he said to the multitudes concerning John, What went you out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with a wind? But what went you out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? Behold, those who wear fine clothes, and live in luxury, are in royal palaces. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. read more.
This is he of whom it is written; Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you. I tell you, that among those born of women there is no greater prophet than John; but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. And all the people who heard this, and the publicans, justified God, having received the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God as to themselves, not having been baptized by him. [And he said], To what then shall I compare the men of this generation? and what are they like? They are like little children sitting in the market, and they call to each other, saying, We have played on pipes to you, and you have not danced; we have mourned to you, and you have not lamented. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, He has a demon.


AND John hearing in the prison of the works of Christ, sending by his disciples, said to him, Are you he that was coming, or look we for another? And Jesus answered and said to them, Go and tell John what you see and hear; read more.
the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news preached to them; and blessed is he that is not offended with me.

And his disciples told John of all these things. And calling two of his disciples, John sent to the Lord, saying, Are you he that was to come, or look we for another? And coming to him the men said, John the Baptist has sent us to you to say, Are you he that was to come, or look we for another? read more.
And in that hour he cured many of diseases, and plagues, and of evil spirits, and gave sight to many blind. And Jesus answered and said to them, Go and tell John what you have seen and heard; that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the good news preached to them; and blessed is he who shall not be offended with me.


One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining on the bosom of Jesus. Then Simon Peter made signs to this man, and said to him, Ask who it is of whom he speaks. He, falling down on the breast of Jesus, said to him, Lord, who is it? read more.
Then Jesus answered, It is he to whom I will dip and give the mouthful. Then dipping the mouthful, he took and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.

And Peter turning around saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also reclined at the supper on his breast and said, Lord, who is it that is to betray you?


So also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from this time you shall take men.

After these things he showed himself again to the disciples at the lake of Tiberias; and he showed himself thus. Simon Peter, and Thomas called the Twin, and Nathaniel who was from Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, I am going a fishing. They said to him, We will also go with you. They went out and entered into the ship; and on that night caught nothing, read more.
but when it was now morning Jesus stood on the shore; but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to them, Children, have you any thing to eat? They answered him, No. And he said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship and you shall find. Then they cast it, and they were not able to draw it from the number of fishes. Then that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the Lord. Then Simon Peter, hearing that it was the Lord, girded on his coat, for he was naked, and cast himself into the lake.


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

For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he preserved him, and hearing him, did many things, and heard him gladly.


And he permitted no man to accompany him except Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

And when he entered into the house, he permitted no one to go in with him, except Peter, and John, and James, 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 Zachariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. And the angel said to him, Fear not, Zachariah, for your prayer is heard, and your wife Elizabeth shall bear you a son; and you shall call his name John. read more.
And he shall be to you a joy and rejoicing; and many shall rejoice at his birth; for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall not drink wine and strong drink, but shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his birth; and many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers to children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. And Zachariah said to the angel, By what shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife advanced in years. And the angel answered and said to him, I am Gabriel, who stand before God; and I was sent to speak to you, and to tell you this good news. And behold you shall be silent, and not able to speak, till the day these things are accomplished; because you have not believed my words, which shall be fulfilled in their time.

And when Elizabeth's time to bear had fully come, she bore a son; and her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy to her, and congratulated her. And they came on the eighth day to circumcise the little child, and called it by the name of its father, Zachariah. read more.
And his mother answered and said, No; but he shall be called John. And they said to her, There is no one of your relations who is called by this name; and they made signs to his father, what he wished it to be called. And asking for a writing-tablet, he wrote, saying, His name is John. And all wondered. And his mouth was immediately opened, and his tongue [loosed], and he spoke and blessed God. And fear came on all living around them. All these things were talked of in all the mountainous country of Judea.


But Simon Peter followed Jesus, and the other disciple; and that disciple was known to the chief priest, and went in with Jesus to the chief priest's court; but Peter stood at the door without. Then the other disciple who was known to the chief priest went out and spoke to the door-keeper, and brought in Peter.


Then Jesus seeing his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, 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 own [house].


And the apostles at Jerusalem hearing that Samaria had received 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 it had not yet fallen on any of them, only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. read more.
Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.


Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, They have taken away the Lord from the tomb, and we know not where they have laid him. Then went Peter and the other disciple, and came to the tomb. And the two ran together; and the other disciple outran Peter and came first to the tomb, read more.
and stooping down saw the bandages lying, but he went not in. Then Simon Peter came following him, and went into the tomb, and beheld the bandages lying, and the napkin which was on his head not lying with the bandages but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who came first to the tomb also entered in, and saw and believed;


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


AND Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, which is the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his birth was carried and placed daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask charity of those going into the temple; who seeing Peter and John about to enter into the temple, asked to receive a charity. read more.
But Peter looking steadily at him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave his attention to them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but what I have, this I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazoraen, walk. And taking him by the right hand he raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were strengthened, and leaping up he stood and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping, praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God; and they knew him, that he was the one who sat for charity at the beautiful gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and astonishment at what had happened to him. And as he held Peter and John, all the people ran to them in the porch which is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.


And while they were speaking to the people, the priests, and the commander of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, being displeased because they taught the people and declared by Jesus the resurrection of the dead; and they laid hands on them and put them in prison till the next day; for it was now evening. read more.
But many of those that heard the word believed, and the number of the men became about five thousand. And on the next day the rulers, and elders, and scribes assembled at Jerusalem, and Annas the chief priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and all that were of the family of the chief priesthood, and placing them in the midst, asked, By what power, or by what name, have you done this? Then Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people and elders of Israel, if we are to-day examined concerning the good work done to the sick man, by what means he has been cured, be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazoraean, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him has this man stood before you sound. This is the stone rejected by you builders, which has become the head of a corner. And there is salvation in no other; for there is no other name given under heaven among men, by which we can be saved. And seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and supposing that they were illiterate and common men, they wondered, and perceived that they had been with Jesus; and seeing the man standing with them cured, they could not dispute it. And commanding them to withdraw from the Sanhedrim, they conferred one with another, saying, What shall we do to these men? for that a notable miracle has been performed by them is manifest to all that live at Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it; but that it spread no further among the people, let us threaten them severely, [and charge them] to speak no more to any man in this name. And calling them, they charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to obey you rather than God, judge;


And many came to him and said, John performed no miracle, but all things which John said of this man were true.


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


And when they came, they went up into the upper room where staid Peter and John, and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the [brother] of James.


And they said to him, The disciples of John fast much and make prayers; and likewise those of the Pharisees; but yours eat and drink.


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



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




assembled at Jerusalem, and Annas the chief priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and all that were of the family of the chief priesthood,


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


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


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


But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God as to themselves, not having been baptized by him.


A REVELATION of Jesus Christ, which God gave him, to show his servants [things] which must shortly occur, and he sent and made them known by his angel to his servant John,