John 1
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CHAPTER 1
1In the beginning was the word, [that is, God’s son], and the word was at God, and God was the word.
2This was in the beginning at God.
3All things were made by him, and without him was made nothing [or nought], that thing that was made.
4In him was life, and the life was the light of men;
5and the light shineth in darknesses, and [the] darknesses comprehended not it.
6A man was sent from God, to whom the name was John.
7This man came into witnessing, that he should bear witnessing of the light, that all men should believe by him.
8He was not that light, but that he should bear witnessing of the light.
9There was a very light, which enlighteneth each man that cometh into this world.
10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11He came into his own things, and his received him not.
12But how many ever received him, he gave to them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name;
13the which not of bloods, neither of the will of flesh, neither of the will of man, but be born of God.
14And the word, [that is, God’s son], was made man [or flesh], and dwelled among us, and we have seen the glory of him, as the glory of the one begotten Son of the Father, full of grace and of truth.
15John beareth witnessing of him, and crieth, and saith, This is he of whom I said, He that shall come after me, is made before me, for he was before me;
16and of the plenty of him we all have taken, and grace for grace.
17For the law was given by Moses; but grace and truth is made by Jesus Christ.
18No man saw ever [or ever saw] God, but the one begotten Son, that is in the bosom of the Father, he hath told out.
19And this is the witnessing of John, when Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and deacons to him, that they should ask him, Who art thou?
20He acknowledged, and denied not, and he acknowledged, For I am not Christ.
21And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he said, I am not. Art thou a prophet? [or the prophet?] And he answered, Nay.
22Therefore they said to him, Who art thou? That we give an answer to these that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
23He said, I am a voice of a crier [or a voice of a man crying] in desert, Dress ye the way of the Lord, as Isaiah the prophet, said.
24And they that were sent, were of the Pharisees.
25And they asked him, and said to him, What then baptizest thou, if thou art not Christ, neither Elijah, neither a prophet?
26John answered to them, and said, I baptize in water, but in the middle of you hath stand [or stood] one, that ye know not;
27he it is, that shall come after me, that was made before me, of whom I am not worthy to loosen the thong of his shoe.
28These things were done in Bethany beyond [or over] Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29Another day John saw Jesus coming to him, and he said, Lo! the lamb of God; lo! he that doeth away the sins of the world.
30This is he, that I said of, After me is come a man [or After me cometh a man], which was made before me; for he was rather [or former] than I.
31And I knew him not, but that he be showed in Israel, therefore I came baptizing in water.
32And John bare witnessing, and said, I saw the Spirit coming down as a culver from heaven, and dwelled on him.
33And I knew him not; but he that sent me to baptize in water, said to me, On whom thou seest the Spirit coming down, and dwelling on him, this is he, that baptizeth in the Holy Ghost.
34And I saw, and bare witnessing, that this is the Son of God.
35Another day John stood, and two of his disciples;
36and he beheld Jesus walking, and saith, Lo! the lamb of God.
37And two disciples heard him speaking, and [they] followed Jesus.
38And Jesus turned, and saw them pursuing him, and saith to them, What seek ye? And they said to him, Rabbi, that is to say, Master, where dwellest thou?
39And he saith to them, Come ye, and see. And they came, and saw where he dwelled; and dwelt with him that day. And it was as the tenth hour.
40And Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the twain, that heard of John, and had pursued him.
41This found first his brother Simon, and he said to him, We have found Messiah, that is to say, Christ;
42and he led him to Jesus. And Jesus beheld him, and said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonah; thou shalt be called Cephas, that is to say, Peter.
43And on the morrow he would go out into Galilee, and he found Philip; and he saith to him, Pursue thou me.
44Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and of Peter.
45Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, We have found Jesus, the son of Joseph, of Nazareth, whom Moses wrote in the law and the prophets.
46And Nathanael said to him, Of Nazareth may some good thing be? Philip said to him, Come, and see.
47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Lo! verily a man of Israel, in whom is no guile.
48Nathanael said to him, Whereof hast thou known me? Jesus answered, and said to him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou were under the fig tree, I saw thee.
49Nathanael answered to him, and said, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art king of Israel.
50Jesus answered, and said to him, For I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, thou believest; thou shalt see more than these things [or thou shalt see more things than these].
51And he said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, ye shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God going up and coming down on man’s Son.

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