1 In the beginning existed 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 one single thing made that was made.

4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness, but the darkness perceived it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a testimony,

7 to testify of the light, that all thro' it might believe.

8 He was not the light, but was sent to testify of the light.

9 This was the true light, who lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him; yet the world knew him not.

11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he privilege to become the sons of God, to them that believe in his name:

13 Who were born, not of blood, nor by the will of the flesh, nor by the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and tabernacled 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 of him and cried, saying, This is he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is preferred before me, for he was before me.

16 And out of his fulness have we all received, even grace upon grace. For the law was given by Moses,

17 but grace and truth was by Jesus Christ.

18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him, Who art thou?

20 And he confessed and denied not, but confessed, I am not the Christ.

21 And they asked him, What then, Art thou Elijah?

22 And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they to him, Who art thou? That we may give an answer to them that sent us.

23 What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah.

24 And they who were sent were of the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him and said to him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elijah, 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 shoes latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

28 These things were done in Bethabara, beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 The next day he seeth Jesus coming toward him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world.

30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who is preferred before me; for he was before me.

31 And I knew him not, but that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

32 And John testified, saying, I saw the Spirit descending like a dove, and it abode upon him.

33 And I knew him not, but he that sent me to baptize with water, he had said to me, On whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, this is he who baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

34 And I saw it, and testified, that this is the Son of God.

35 Again, the next day, John was standing, and two of his disciples.

36 And looking upon Jesus walking, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God.

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. And Jesus turning and seeing them following,

38 saith to them, What seek ye? They said to him, Rabbi, (that is, being interpreted, Master) where dwellest thou?

39 He saith to 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 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John speak and followed him.

41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith to him, We have found the Messiah (which is, being interpreted the Christ.)

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus looking upon him, said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonah; thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, Peter.

43 The day following he was minded to depart into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith to him, Follow me.

44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

45 Philip findeth Nathanael and saith to him, We have found him, whom Moses in the law and the prophets described, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

46 And Nathanael saith to him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith to him, Come and see.

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile.

48 Nathanael saith to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee.

49 Nathagael answered and said to him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel.

50 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.

51 Verily, verily I say to you, Hereafter ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.