- In [the] beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- *He* was in the beginning with God.
- All things received being through him, and without him not one [thing] received being which has received being.
- In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
- And the light appears in darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.
- There was a man sent from God, his name John.
- He came for witness, that he might witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him.
- *He* was not the light, but that he might witness concerning the light.
- The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man.
- He was in the world, and the world had [its] being through him, and the world knew him not.
- He came to his own, and his own received him not;
- but as many as received him, to them gave he [the] right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name;
- who have been born, not of blood, nor of flesh's will, nor of man's will, but of God.
- And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we have contemplated his glory, a glory as of an only-begotten with a father), full of grace and truth;
- (John bears witness of him, and he has cried, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that comes after me is preferred before me, for he was before me;)
- for of his fulness we all have received, and grace upon grace.
- For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth subsists through Jesus Christ.
- No one has seen God at any time;
the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, *he* hath declared [him].
- And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites that they might ask him, Thou, who art thou?
- And he acknowledged and denied not, and acknowledged, I am not the Christ.
- And they asked him, What then?
Art thou Elias?
And he says, I am not.
Art thou the prophet?
And he answered, No.
- They said therefore to him, Who art thou?
that we may give an answer to those who sent us.
What sayest thou of thyself?
- He said, I [am] [the] voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the path of [the] Lord, as said Esaias the prophet.
- And they were sent from among the Pharisees.
- And they asked him and said to him, Why baptisest thou then, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet?
- John answered them saying, I baptise with water.
In the midst of you stands, whom ye do not know,
- he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.
- These things took place in Bethany, across the Jordan, where John was baptising.
- On the morrow he sees Jesus coming to him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
- He it is of whom I said, A man comes after me who takes a place before me, because he *was* before me;
- and I knew him not;
but that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore have I come baptising with water.
- And John bore witness, saying, I beheld the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it abode upon him.
- And I knew him not;
but he who sent me to baptise with water, *he* said to me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, he it is who baptises with [the] Holy Spirit.
- And I have seen and borne witness that this is the Son of God.
- Again, on the morrow, there stood John and two of his disciples.
- And, looking at Jesus as he walked, he says, Behold the Lamb of God.
- And the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus.
- But Jesus having turned, and seeing them following, says to them, What seek ye?
And *they* said to him, Rabbi (which, being interpreted, signifies Teacher), where abidest thou?
- He says to them, Come and see.
They went therefore, and saw where he abode;
and they abode with him that day.
It was about the tenth hour.
- Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard [this] from John and followed him.
- He first finds his own brother Simon, and says to him, We have found the Messias (which being interpreted is Christ).
- And he led him to Jesus.
Jesus looking at him said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonas;
thou shalt be called Cephas (which interpreted is stone).
- On the morrow he would go forth into Galilee, and Jesus finds Philip, and says to him, Follow me.
- And Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
- Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, We have found him of whom Moses wrote in the law, and the prophets, Jesus, the son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth.
- And Nathanael said to him, Can anything good come out of Nazareth?
Philip says to him, Come and see.
- Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of him, Behold [one] truly an Israelite, in whom there is no guile.
- Nathanael says to him, Whence knowest thou me?
Jesus answered and said to him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee.
- Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel.
- Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest thou?
Thou shalt see greater things than these.
- And he says to him, Verily, verily, I say to you, Henceforth ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.