The Prologue to the Gospel
3All things were created5 by him, and apart from him not one thing was created6 that has been created.7
12But to all who have received him - those who believe in his name28 - he has given the right to become God's children
13- children not born29 by human parents30 or by human desire31 or a husband's32 decision,33 but by God.
14Now34 the Word became flesh35 and took up residence36 among us. We37 saw his glory - the glory of the one and only,38 full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.
15John39 testified40 about him and shouted out,41 "This one was the one about whom I said, 'He who comes after me is greater than I am,42 because he existed before me.'"
18No one has ever seen God. The only one,45 himself God, who is in closest fellowship with46 the Father, has made God47 known.48
The Testimony of John the Baptist
19Now49 this was50 John's51 testimony52 when the Jewish leaders53 sent54 priests and Levites from Jerusalem55 to ask him, "Who are you?"56
21So they asked him, "Then who are you?58 Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not!"59 "Are you the Prophet?"60 He answered, "No!"
22Then they said to him, "Who are you? Tell us61 so that we can give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
23John62 said, "I am the voice of one shouting in the wilderness, 'Make straight63 the way for the Lord,'64 as Isaiah the prophet said."
25So they asked John,67 "Why then are you baptizing if you are not the Christ,68 nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
29On the next day John75 saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God76 who takes away the sin of the world!
30This is the one about whom I said, 'After me comes a man who is greater than I am,77 because he existed before me.'
31I did not recognize78 him, but I came baptizing with water so that he could be revealed to Israel."79
32Then80 John testified,81 "I saw the Spirit descending like a dove82 from heaven,83 and it remained on him.84
33And I did not recognize him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'The one on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining - this is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'
38Jesus turned around and saw them following and said to them, "What do you want?"92 So they said to him, "Rabbi" (which is translated Teacher),93 "where are you staying?"
39Jesus94 answered,95 "Come and you will see." So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. Now it was about four o'clock in the afternoon.96
40Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two disciples who heard what John said97 and followed Jesus.98
41He first99 found his own brother Simon and told him, "We have found the Messiah!"100 (which is translated Christ).101
42Andrew brought Simon102 to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon, the son of John.103 You will be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter).104
The Calling of More Disciples
43On the next day Jesus105 wanted to set out for Galilee.106 He107 found Philip and said108 to him, "Follow me."
45Philip found Nathanael111 and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the law, and the prophets also112 wrote about - Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
46Nathanael113 replied,114 "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"115 Philip replied,116 "Come and see."
47Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and exclaimed,117 "Look, a true Israelite in whom there is no deceit!"118
48Nathanael asked him, "How do you know me?" Jesus replied,119 "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree,120 I saw you."
50Jesus said to him,123 "Because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these."124