THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to St. John (Author John)

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

1:2The same was in the beginning with God.

1:3All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.

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

1:5And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it.

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

1:7This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him.

1:8He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light.

1:9That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.

1:10He was in the world: and the world was made by him: and the world knew him not.

1:11He came unto his own: and his own received him not.

1:12But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name.

1:13Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

1:14And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

1:15John beareth witness of him and crieth out, saying: This was he of whom I spoke: He that shall come after me is preferred before me: because he was before me.

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

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

1:18No man hath 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 testimony of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites to him, to ask him: Who art thou?

1:20And he confessed and did not deny: and he confessed: I am not the Christ.

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

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

1:23He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaias.

1:24And they that were sent were of the Pharisees.

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

1:26John answered them, saying: I baptize with water: but there hath stood one in the midst of you, whom you know not.

1:27The same is he that shall come after me, who is preferred before me: the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose.

1:28These things were done in Bethania, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

1:29The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him; and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.

1:30This is he of whom I said: After me there cometh a man, who is preferred before me: because he was before me.

1:31And I knew him not: but that he may be made manifest in Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

1:32And John gave testimony, saying: I saw the Spirit coming down, as a dove from heaven; and he remained upon him.

1:33And I knew him not: but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me: He upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him, he it is that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

1:34And I saw: and I gave testimony that this is the Son of God.

1:35The next day again John stood and two of his disciples.

1:36And beholding Jesus walking, he saith: Behold the Lamb of God.

1:37And the two disciples heard him speak: and they followed Jesus.

1:38And Jesus turning and seeing them following him, saith to them: What seek you? Who said to him: Rabbi (which is to say, being interpreted, Master), where dwellest thou?

1:39He saith to them: Come and see. They came and saw where he abode: and they stayed with him that day. Now it was about the tenth hour.

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

1:41He findeth first his brother Simon and saith to him: We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

1:42And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus looking upon him, said: Thou art Simon the son of Jona. Thou shalt be called Cephas, which is interpreted Peter.

1:43On the following day, he would go forth into Galilee: and he findeth Philip, And Jesus saith to him: Follow me.

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

1:45Philip findeth Nathanael and saith to him: We have found him of whom Moses, in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth.

1:46And Nathanael said to him: Can any thing of good come from Nazareth? Philip saith to him: Come and see.

1:47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him and he saith of him: Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.

1:48Nathanael saith 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 him and said: Rabbi: Thou art the Son of God. Thou art the King of Israel.

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

1:51And he saith to him: Amen, amen, I say to you, you shall see the heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

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

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

2:3And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: They have no wine.

2:4And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee? My hour is not yet come.

2:5His mother saith to the waiters: Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye.

2:6Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three measures apiece.

2:7Jesus saith to them: Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

2:8And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now and carry to the chief steward of the feast. And they carried it.

2:9And when the chief steward had tasted the water made wine and knew not whence it was, but the waiters knew who had drawn the water: the chief steward calleth the bridegroom,

2:10And saith to him: Every man at first setteth forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse. But thou hast kept the good wine until now.

2:11This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

2:12After this, he went down to Capharnaum, he and his mother and his brethren and his disciples: and they remained there not many days.

2:13And the pasch of the Jews was at hand: and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2:14And he found in the temple them that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting.

2:15And when he had made, as it were, a scourge of little cords, he drove them all out of the temple, the sheep also and the oxen: and the money of the changers he poured out, and the tables he overthrew.

2:16And to them that sold doves he said: Take these things hence, and make not the house of my Father a house of traffic.

2:17And his disciples remembered, that it was written: The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up.

2:18The Jews, therefore, answered, and said to him: What sign dost thou shew unto us, seeing thou dost these things?

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

2:20The Jews then said: Six and forty years was this temple in building; and wilt thou raise it up in three days?

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

2:22When therefore he was risen again from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this: and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had said.

2:23Now when he was at Jerusalem, at the pasch, upon the festival day, many believed in his name, seeing his signs which he did.

2:24But Jesus did not trust himself unto them: for that he knew all men,

2:25And because he needed not that any should give testimony of man: for he knew what was in man.

3:1¤ And there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.

3:2This man came to Jesus by night and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou dost, unless God be with him.

3:3Jesus answered and said to him: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

3:4Nicodemus saith to him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born again?

3:5Jesus answered: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, 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.

3:7Wonder not that I said to thee: You must be born again.

3:8The Spirit breatheth where he will and thou hearest his voice: but thou knowest not whence he cometh and whither he goeth. So is every one that is born of the Spirit.

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

3:10Jesus answered and said to him: Art thou a master in Israel, and knowest not these things?

3:11Amen, amen, I say to thee that we speak what we know and we testify what we have seen: and you receive not our testimony.

3:12If I have spoken to you earthly things, and you believe not: how will you believe, if I shall speak to you heavenly things?

3:13And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven.

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

3:15That whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.

3:16For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son: that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.

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

3:18He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

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

3:20For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.

3:21But he that doth truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest: because they are done in God.

3:22After these things, Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judea: and there he abode with them and baptized.

3:23And John also was baptizing in Ennon near Salim: because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized.

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

3:25And there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews, concerning purification.

3:26And they came to John and said to him: Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou gavest testimony: behold, he baptizeth and all men come to him.

3:27John answered and said: A man cannot receive any thing, unless it be given him from heaven.

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

3:29He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth with joy because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled.

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

3:31He that cometh from above is above all. He that is of the earth, of the earth he is, and of the earth he speaketh. He that cometh from heaven is above all.

3:32And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth: and no man receiveth his testimony.

3:33He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.

3:34For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God doth not give the Spirit by measure.

3:35The Father loveth the Son: and he hath given all things into his hand.

3:36He that believeth in the Son hath life everlasting: but he that believeth not the Son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth on him.



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