Gospel of John, chapter 1
The Eternal Word - John’s Witness: The True Light - The Word Becomes Flesh - A Voice in the Wilderness - The Lamb of God - The First Disciples - Philip and Nathanael
The Gospel of John John, chapter 1 In the beginning was Logos, and Logos was about God, and God was Logos. He was from the beginning about God. All things became through him, and without him became nothing among the things that have emerged. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light in the darkness is shining, and the darkness did not comprehend it. A man become having been sent from God, his name was John; He came to be a witness, in order to testify about the light, in order that all should believe through it. He was not the light, but (he came) in order to testify about the light. He was the true light, which illuminates every man coming into the world. In the world he was, and the world became through him, and the world did not know him. To his own kind he came, and those of his kind did not received him. The ones however who received him, he gave them authority children of God to become, the ones believing in his name, who (were born) not from bloods, nor from will of flesh, nor from will of man, but from God they were born. And Logos became flesh and resided within us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the only-begotten son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John testifies about him and was crying out saying; this was the one of whom I have said, he who is coming after me, before me has become, because he existed before me. And out of his completeness we all have received, and one grace after the other; for the law through Moses was given, the grace and the truth through Jesus Christ it became. God no one has seen ever; the only-begotten son who exist in the bosom of the Father, he (is the one who) has explained him. And this is the testimony of John, when they sent the Jews from Jerusalem priests and Levites in order to ask him; who are you? And he confessed, and did not deny; and he confessed that I am not the Christ. And they asked him; who are you? Are you Elijah? And he says; I am not. Are you the prophet? And he answered, No. Therefore they said to him; who are you? In order that we give an answer to those who sent us; what do you say about yourself? He said; I am the voice of one crying in the desert, make straight the path of the Lord, as Isaiah said the prophet. And those who had been sent were from among the Pharisees. And they asked him and said to him; then why do you immerse, if you are not the Christ neither Elijah nor the prophet? John answered to them by saying; I immerse in water; but in the midst of you stands the one whom you do not know. He is the one who is coming after me, the one who before me existed, of whom I am not worthy to untie of him the strap of the sandal. These things happened in Bethany beyond the Jordan river, where John was immersing. The day after John sees Jesus coming toward him and says; behold the lamb of God who lifts away the sin of the world. This is the one for whom I said; After me a man is coming who has before me existed, And I did not know him, but in order that he might be revealed to Israel, because of this I came in the water immersing. And John testified saying that I have seen the Spirit coming down like a dove from heaven, and it remained upon him. And I did not know him, but the one who sent me to immerse in water, that one said to me; upon whomever you see the Spirit coming down and remaining upon him, this is the one who immerses in Holy Spirit. And I have seen and have testified that he is the son of God. On the next-day again John stood there and from among his disciples two (others), and having seen Jesus walking he says; Behold the lamb of God. And they heard him the two disciples speaking, and they followed Jesus. Now having turned Jesus and seeing them following he says to them; What are you seeking? They said to him; rabbi; which means by translation teacher; where do you live? He says to them; come and see. They went therefore and saw where he lived, and with him they remained that day; the hour was approximately the tenth. It was Andrew the brother of Simon Peter the one of the two who had heard this from John and followed him. This one finds first his own brother Simon and says to him; We have found the Messiah; which means when translated Christ; and he led him to Jesus. Seeing him Jesus said; you are Simon the Son of Jonah, you will be called Cephas, which when translated means Peter (Stone). The day after Jesus wished to go out into Galilee; and he finds Philip and says to him; follow me. Now Philip was from Bethsaida, from the city of Andreas and Peter. Philip meets Nathanael and says to him; Of whom Moses wrote in the law and the prophets (also wrote), we have found, Jesus the son of Joseph who comes from Nazareth. And Nathanael said to him; from Nazareth can anything be good? Philip says to him; come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and says about him; behold a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceit. Nathanael says to him; from where do you know me? Jesus answered and said to him; before Philip called you, being under the fig tree I saw you. Nathanael answered and says to him; rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said to him; because I told you, I saw you under the fig tree, you believe? Greater things than these you will see. And he says to him; truly truly I am saying to you, from now on you will be seeing the heaven open, and the messengers of God ascending and descending upon the son of man.