1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was
not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the
darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of
the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear
witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man
that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by
him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him
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:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of
the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
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.
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.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and
truth came by Jesus Christ.
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.
19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent
priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who
20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I
am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And
he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he
22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may
give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou
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.
24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why
baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor
Elias, neither that prophet?
26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water:
but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before
me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan,
where John was baptizing.
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.
30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man
which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made
manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit
descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon
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
34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of
35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of
36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith,
Behold the Lamb of God!
37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they
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?
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.
40 One of the two which heard John speak, and
followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith
unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being
interpreted, the Christ.
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
43 The day following Jesus would go forth into
Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him,
44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew
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
46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good
thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him,
Come and see.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of
him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
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
49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou
art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
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.
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