John (Author John)

1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1:2*He* was in the beginning with God.

1:3All things received being through him, and without him not one thing received being which has received being.

1:4In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

1:5And the light appears in darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.

1:6There was a man sent from God, his name John.

1:7He came for witness, that he might witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him.

1:8*He* was not the light, but that he might witness concerning the light.

1:9The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man.

1:10He was in the world, and the world had its being through him, and the world knew him not.

1:11He came to his own, and his own received him not;

1:12but as many as received him, to them gave he the right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name;

1:13who have been born, not of blood, nor of flesh's will, nor of man's will, but of God.

1:14And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we have contemplated his glory, a glory as of an only-begotten with a father), full of grace and truth;

1:15(John bears witness of him, and he has cried, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that comes after me is preferred before me, for he was before me;)

1:16for of his fulness we all have received, and grace upon grace.

1:17For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth subsists through Jesus Christ.

1:18No one has seen God at any time; the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, *he* hath declared him.

1:19And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites that they might ask him, Thou, who art thou?

1:20And he acknowledged and denied not, and acknowledged, I am not the Christ.

1:21And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he says, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.

1:22They said therefore to him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

1:23He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the path of the Lord, as said Esaias the prophet.

1:24And they were sent from among the Pharisees.

1:25And they asked him and said to him, Why baptisest thou then, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet?

1:26John answered them saying, I baptise with water. In the midst of you stands, whom ye do not know,

1:27he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

1:28These things took place in Bethany, across the Jordan, where John was baptising.

1:29On the morrow he sees Jesus coming to him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

1:30He it is of whom I said, A man comes after me who takes a place before me, because he *was* before me;

1:31and I knew him not; but that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore have I come baptising with water.

1:32And John bore witness, saying, I beheld the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it abode upon him.

1:33And I knew him not; but he who sent me to baptise with water, *he* said to me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, he it is who baptises with the Holy Spirit.

1:34And I have seen and borne witness that this is the Son of God.

1:35Again, on the morrow, there stood John and two of his disciples.

1:36And, looking at Jesus as he walked, he says, Behold the Lamb of God.

1:37And the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus.

1:38But Jesus having turned, and seeing them following, says to them, What seek ye? And *they* said to him, Rabbi (which, being interpreted, signifies Teacher), where abidest thou?

1:39He says to them, Come and see. They went therefore, and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.

1:40Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard this from John and followed him.

1:41He first finds his own brother Simon, and says to him, We have found the Messias (which being interpreted is Christ).

1:42And he led him to Jesus. Jesus looking at him said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which interpreted is stone).

1:43On the morrow he would go forth into Galilee, and Jesus finds Philip, and says to him, Follow me.

1:44And Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.

1:45Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, We have found him of whom Moses wrote in the law, and the prophets, Jesus, the son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth.

1:46And Nathanael said to him, Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see.

1:47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of him, Behold one truly an Israelite, in whom there is no guile.

1:48Nathanael says to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee.

1:49Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel.

1:50Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest thou? Thou shalt see greater things than these.

1:51And he says to him, Verily, verily, I say to you, Henceforth ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.

2:1And on the third day a marriage took place in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

2:2And Jesus also, and his disciples, were invited to the marriage.

2:3And wine being deficient, the mother of Jesus says to him, They have no wine.

2:4Jesus says to her, What have I to do with thee, woman? mine hour has not yet come.

2:5His mother says to the servants, Whatever he may say to you, do.

2:6Now there were standing there six stone water-vessels, according to the purification of the Jews, holding two or three measures each.

2:7Jesus says to them, Fill the water-vessels with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

2:8And he says to them, Draw out now, and carry it to the feast-master. And they carried it.

2:9But when the feast-master had tasted the water which had been made wine (and knew not whence it was, but the servants knew who drew the water), the feast-master calls the bridegroom,

2:10and says to him, Every man sets on first the good wine, and when men have well drunk, then the inferior; thou hast kept the good wine till now.

2:11This beginning of signs did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

2:12After this he descended to Capernaum, he and his mother and his brethren and his disciples; and there they abode not many days.

2:13And the passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2:14And he found in the temple the sellers of oxen and sheep and doves, and the money-changers sitting;

2:15and, having made a scourge of cords, he cast them all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the change of the money-changers, and overturned the tables,

2:16and said to the sellers of doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.

2:17And his disciples remembered that it is written, The zeal of thy house devours me.

2:18The Jews therefore answered and said to him, What sign shewest thou to us, that thou doest these things?

2:19Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

2:20The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple building, and thou wilt raise it up in three days?

2:21But *he* spoke of the temple of his body.

2:22When therefore he was raised from among the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

2:23And when he was in Jerusalem, at the passover, at the feast, many believed on his name, beholding his signs which he wrought.

2:24But Jesus himself did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men,

2:25and that he had not need that any should testify of man, for himself knew what was in man.

3:1But there was a man from among the Pharisees, his name Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;

3:2he came to him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God, for none can do these signs that thou doest unless God be with him.

3:3Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born anew he cannot see the kingdom of God.

3:4Nicodemus says to him, How can a man be born being old? can he enter a second time into the womb of his mother and be born?

3:5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born of water and of Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

3:6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

3:7Do not wonder that I said to thee, It is needful that *ye* should be born anew.

3:8The wind blows where it will, and thou hearest its voice, but knowest not whence it comes and where it goes: thus is every one that is born of the Spirit.

3:9Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be?

3:10Jesus answered and said to him, Thou art the teacher of Israel and knowest not these things!

3:11Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that which we know, and we bear witness of that which we have seen, and ye receive not our witness.

3:12If I have said the earthly things to you, and ye believe not, how, if I say the heavenly things to you, will ye believe?

3:13And no one has gone up into heaven, save he who came down out of heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven.

3:14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, thus must the Son of man be lifted up,

3:15that every one who believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.

3:16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.

3:17For God has not sent his Son into the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him.

3:18He that believes on him is not judged: but he that believes not has been already judged, because he has not believed on the name of the only-begotten Son of God.

3:19And this is the judgment, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light; for their works were evil.

3:20For every one that does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light that his works may not be shewn as they are;

3:21but he that practises the truth comes to the light, that his works may be manifested that they have been wrought in God.

3:22After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he abode with them and baptised.

3:23And John also was baptising in Aenon, near Salim, because there was a great deal of water there; and they came to him and were baptised:

3:24for John was not yet cast into prison.

3:25There was therefore a reasoning of the disciples of John with a Jew about purification.

3:26And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, he baptises, and all come to him.

3:27John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it be given him out of heaven.

3:28Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.

3:29He that has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices in heart because of the voice of the bridegroom: this my joy then is fulfilled.

3:30He must increase, but I must decrease.

3:31He who comes from above is above all. He who has his origin in the earth is of the earth, and speaks as of the earth. He who comes out of heaven is above all,

3:32and what he has seen and has heard, this he testifies; and no one receives his testimony.

3:33He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true;

3:34for he whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives not the Spirit by measure.

3:35The Father loves the Son, and has given all things to be in his hand.

3:36He that believes on the Son has life eternal, and he that is not subject to the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him.

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