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1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing came to be which has come to be.
3 Everything came to be by his hand; and without him not even one thing came to be of what was created.
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 men.
4 The life was in him, and the life is the light of men.
5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not apprehend it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name [was] John.
7 This [man] came for a testimony, so that he might testify concerning the Light, so that all through him might believe.
7 He arrived as a witness to offer testimony about the Light, so that all would believe through him.
7 He came as a witness to testify concerning the light, so that every man might believe by means of him.
8 He was not that Light, but [was sent] so that he might testify concerning the Light.
9 That was the true Light which lightens every man coming into the world.
9 There was the true light, [even the light] which lighteth every man, coming into the world.
9 The true Light, which illuminates every man, was coming into this world.
10 He was in the world, and the world came to be through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
11 He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not.
11 He went to his own, and his own did not accept him.
12 But as many as received Him, He gave them the authority to become children of God, to those who believe in His name;
12 Yet whoever did accept him, those who believed in his name, he gave them the power to become the sons of God.
13 who 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 became 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 testified concerning Him and has cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me, has come to be before me, because He was before me.' "
15 John beareth witness of him, and crieth, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is become before me: for he was before me.
15 John offers testimony about him, and he cries out, saying: “This is the one about whom I said: ‘He who is to come after me, has been placed ahead of me, because he existed before me.’ ”
16 And out of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
16 For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace.
16 And from his fullness, we all have received, even grace for grace.
17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came to be through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, He who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared [Him].
18 No one ever saw God; the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he himself has described him.
18 No man has ever seen God; but the firstborn of God, who is in the bosom of his Father, he has declared him.
19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem so that they might ask him, "Who are you?"
19 This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?
20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Messiah."
20 And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, I am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?"He said, "I am not.""Are you the Prophet?"And he answered, "No."
21 And they questioned him: “Then what are you? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”
21 Then they asked him again, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you a prophet? And he said, No.
22 Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"
22 They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
23 He said: "I am 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of YHWH,"' just as Isaiah the prophet said."
23 He said, “I am a voice crying out in the desert, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ just as the prophet Isaiah said.”
24 Now those who had been sent were from the Pharisees.
24 And they had been sent from the Pharisees.
24 And some of those who had been sent were from among the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, saying, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
25 And they questioned him and said to him, “Then why do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, and not Elijah, and not the Prophet?”
26 John answered them, saying, "I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know.
27 He is the [One ]who comes after me, who has come to be before me, of whom I am not worthy that I should loose the strap of His sandal."
28 These things happened in Bethany, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
29 On the morrow he seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!
30 This is the [One] about whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who ranks before me, because He was before me.'
30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who is become before me: for he was before me.
31 "I did not know Him; but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water."
31 And I did not know him. Yet it is for this reason that I come baptizing with water: so that he may be made manifest in Israel.”
31 And I did not know him; but that he might be made known to Israel, I came to baptize with water.
32 And John testified, saying, "I have beheld the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.
32 And John bare witness, saying, I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him.
33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'Upon whom you see the Spirit descending and abiding on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'
33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize in water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth in the Holy Spirit.
33 And I did not know him. But he who sent me to baptize with water said to me: ‘He over whom you will see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him, this is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’
34 "And I have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God."
34 And I saw, and I gave testimony: that this one is the Son of God.”
35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.
35 Again on the morrow John was standing, and two of his disciples;
35 The next day again, John was standing with two of his disciples.
36 And looking at Jesus as He [was] walking, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!"
36 and he looked upon Jesus as he walked, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God!
36 And catching sight of Jesus walking, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”
37 The two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus.
37 And two disciples were listening to him speaking. And they followed Jesus.
37 And when he said it, two of his disciples heard it; and they went after Jesus.
38 Then Jesus turned and observed them following, and said to them, "What are you seeking?"They said to Him, "Rabbi"(which is translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?"
38 And Jesus turned around and saw them following him, and he said to them, What do you want? They said to him, Rabbi (Teacher), where do you live?
39 He said to them, "Come and see."They came and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about the tenth hour.
39 He saith unto them, Come, and ye shall see. They came therefore and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day: it was about the tenth hour.
40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
40 And Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who had heard about him from John and had followed him.
41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah"(which is translated, the Christ).
41 He findeth first his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messiah (which is, being interpreted, Christ).
41 He saw his brother Simon first, and said to him, We have found the Christ.
42 And he led him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas"(which is translated, A Stone).
42 He brought him unto Jesus. Jesus looked upon him, and said, Thou art Simon the son of John: thou shalt be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter).
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.
43 On the next day He wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."
43 On the morrow he was minded to go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip: and Jesus saith unto him, Follow me.
43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found the [One] about whom Moses wrote in the Law, and the Prophets-Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
46 And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"Philip said to him, "Come and see."
46 Nathanael said to him, Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and you will see.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said about him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"
48 Nathanael said to Him, "From where do You know me?"Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
49 Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"
50 Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."
51 And He said to him, "Most assuredly I say to you, from now on you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."
51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
51 He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to all of you, that from now on you will see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending to the Son of man.
14b and lived among us TYPOLOGY God's Presence in the Tent, the Law and in Jesus