1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1:2 He was in the beginning with God;
1:2 He was in the beginning with God.

1:3 all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.
1:3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being

1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
1:4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.

1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

1:7 He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him.
1:7 He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.

1:8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.
1:8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.

1:9 The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world.
1:9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not.
1:10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him.

1:11 He came to his own home, and his own people received him not.
1:11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him.

1:12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God;
1:12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God,

1:13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
1:13 who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.
1:14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth.

1:15 (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, `He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'")
1:15 (John testified to him and cried out, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.'")

1:16 And from his fulness have we all received, grace upon grace.
1:16 From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
1:17 The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

1:18 No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.
1:18 No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known.

1:19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
1:19 This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

1:20 He confessed, he did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."
1:20 He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, "I am not the Messiah."

1:21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" And he answered, "No."
1:21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" He answered, "No."

1:22 They said to him then, "Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
1:22 Then they said to him, "Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"

1:23 He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, `Make straight the way of the Lord,' as the prophet Isaiah said."
1:23 He said, "I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,'" as the prophet Isaiah said.

1:24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.
1:24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.

1:25 They asked him, "Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?"
1:25 They asked him, "Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?"

1:26 John answered them, "I baptize with water; but among you stands one whom you do not know,
1:26 John answered them, "I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know,

1:27 even he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."
1:27 the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal."

1:28 This took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
1:28 This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.

1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, "Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

1:30 This is he of whom I said, `After me comes a man who ranks before me, for he was before me.'
1:30 This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.'

1:31 I myself did not know him; but for this I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel."
1:31 I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel."

1:32 And John bore witness, "I saw the Spirit descend as a dove from heaven, and it remained on him.
1:32 And John testified, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.

1:33 I myself did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, `He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'
1:33 I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

1:34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God."
1:34 And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God."

1:35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples;
1:35 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples,

1:36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"
1:36 and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, "Look, here is the Lamb of God!"

1:37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.
1:37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.

1:38 Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, "What do you seek?" And they said to him, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?"
1:38 When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him, "Rabbi" (which translated means Teacher), "where are you staying?"

1:39 He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
1:39 He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o'clock in the afternoon.

1:40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
1:40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

1:41 He first found his brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means Christ).
1:41 He first found his brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated Anointed).

1:42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, "So you are Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas" (which means Peter).
1:42 He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter).

1:43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, "Follow me."
1:43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Follow me."

1:44 Now Philip was from Beth-sa'ida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
1:44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

1:45 Philip found Nathan'a-el, and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
1:45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth."

1:46 Nathan'a-el said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
1:46 Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."

1:47 Jesus saw Nathan'a-el coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"
1:47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, "Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!"

1:48 Nathan'a-el said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
1:48 Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you."

1:49 Nathan'a-el answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"
1:49 Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"

1:50 Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these."
1:50 Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these."

1:51 And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."
1:51 And he said to him, "Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."