John Chapter 1

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

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

3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. edit

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

5: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. edit

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

7: The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. edit

8: He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. edit

9: That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. edit

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

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

12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: edit

13: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. edit

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

15: John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. edit

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

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

18: No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. edit

19: And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? edit

20: And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. edit

21: And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. edit

22: Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? edit

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

24: And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. edit

25: And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? edit

26: John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; edit

27: He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. edit

28: These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. edit

29: The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. edit

30: This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. edit

31: And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. edit

32: And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. edit

33: And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. edit

34: And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. edit

35: Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; edit

36: And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! edit

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

38: Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? edit

39: He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. edit

40: One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. edit

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

42: And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. edit

43: The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. edit

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

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

46: And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. edit

47: Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! edit

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

49: Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. edit

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

51: And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. edit

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