(Rotherham) John 1:1 Originally, was, the Word, and, the Word, was, with God; and, the Word, was, God. 2 The same, was originally, with God. 3 All things, through him, came into existence, and, without him, came into existence, not even one thing: that which hath come into existence, 4 in him, was, life, and, the life, was, the light of men.-- 5 And, the light, in the darkness, shineth; and, the darkness, thereof, laid not hold. 6 There arose a man, sent from God, whose name was, John: 7 The same, came, for a witness, That he might bear witness, concerning the light, that, all, might believe, through him. 8 He, was not the light,--but, that he might bear witness concerning the light, 9 It, was--The real light that enlighteneth every man--Coming into the world. 10 In the world, he was, and, the world, through him, came into existence, and, the world, knew him not. 11 Into his own possessions, he came, and, his own people, received him not home. 12 But, as many as did receive him, he gave, unto them, authority, children of God, to become,--unto them who were believing on his name: 13 Who--not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but--of God, were born. 14 And, the Word, became, flesh, and pitched his tent among us, and we gazed upon his glory,--a glory, as an Only-begotten from his Father. Full of favour and truth. 15 (John beareth witness concerning him, and hath cried aloud, saying--the same, was he that said--He who, after me, was coming, before me, hath advanced; because, my Chief, was he.) 16 Because, out of his fulness, we all, received, even favour over against favour. 17 Because, the law, through Moses, was given, favour and truth, through Jesus Christ, came into existence. 18 No one, hath seen, God, at any time: An Only Begotten God, The One existing within the bosom of the Father, He, hath interpreted [him]. 19 And, this, is the witness of John, when the Jews sent forth unto him, out of Jerusalem, priests and Levites,--that they might question him--Who art, thou? 20 and he confessed, and did not deny,--and he confessed--I, am not, the Christ; 21 and they questioned him--What then? Art, thou, Elijah? and he saith--I am not; The prophet, art, thou? and he answered--No! 22 So they said unto him--Who, art thou? that, an answer, we may give, unto them who sent us,--What sayest thou, concerning thyself? 23 He said--I, am a Voice, of one crying aloud;--In the desert, make ye straight, the way of the Lord: according as said Isaiah the prophet. 24 And they had been sent forth from among the Pharisees; 25 and they questioned him, and said unto him--Why, then, dost thou immerse,--if, thou, art not, the Christ, nor Elijah, nor, the Prophet? 26 John answered them, saying--I, immerse, in water. In the midst of you, standeth one, whom, ye, know not;-- 27 after me, coming:--Of whom, I, am not worthy that I should unloose the thong of the sandal. 28 These things, in Bethany, came to pass, beyond the Jordan, where John was, immersing. 29 On the morrow, he beholdeth Jesus, coming unto him, and saith--See! 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, before me, hath advanced, because, my Chief, was he. 31 And, I, knew him not, but, that he might be manifested unto Israel, therefore, came, I, in water, immersing. 32 And John bare witness, saying--I have gazed upon the Spirit, descending like a dove, out of heaven,--and it abode upon him. 33 And, I, knew him not,--but, he that sent me to immerse in water, he, unto me, said--Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding upon him, the same, is he that immerseth in Holy Spirit. 34 I, therefore, have seen, and borne witness--That, this, is, the, Son of God. 35 On the morrow, again, was John standing, and, from among his disciples, two; 36 and, looking at Jesus walking, he saith--See! the Lamb of God! 37 and the two disciples hearkened unto him speaking, and they followed Jesus. 38 But Jesus, turning, and looking at them following, saith unto them--What seek ye? And, they, said unto him--Rabbi! which meaneth, when translated, Teacher, Where abidest thou? 39 He saith unto them--Be coming, and ye shall see. They came, therefore, and saw where he abode, and, with him, they abode that day. It was about the tenth, hour. 40 One of the two that heard from John and followed him, was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. 41 The same findeth, first, his own brother Simon, and saith unto him--We have found the Messiah! which is, when translated, Anointed. 42 He led him unto Jesus. Jesus, looking at him, said--Thou, art Simon, the son of John,--thou, shalt be called, Cephas; which is to be translated, Peter. 43 On the morrow, he desired to go forth into Galilee. And Jesus findeth Philip, and saith unto him--Be following me! 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip, findeth, Nathanael, and saith unto him--Him, of whom wrote Moses in the law, and the Prophets, have we found.--Jesus, son of Joseph, him from Nazareth! 46 And Nathanael said unto him--Out of Nazareth, can any good thing come? Philip saith unto him--Come, and see! 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming unto him, and saith concerning him--See! Truly, an Israelite, in whom is no guile. 48 Nathanael saith unto him--Whence, dost thou, know, me? Jesus answered, and said unto him--Before Philip called thee,--when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee. 49 Nathanael answered him--Rabbi! thou, art, the Son of God: Thou, art, King, of Israel. 50 Jesus answered, and said unto him--Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest thou? A greater thing than these, shalt thou see! 51 And he saith unto him--Verily, verily, I say unto you: Ye shall see heaven--when set open, and, the messengers of God, ascending and descending unto the Son of Man.
(NKJV) John 1:1
The Gospel According to
The Eternal Word
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehenda it.
John's Witness: The True Light
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.b
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own,c and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
The Word Becomes Flesh
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ ”
16 Andd of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son,e who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
A Voice in the Wilderness
19 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”
21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?”
He said, “I am not.”
“Are you the Prophet?”
And he answered, “No.”
22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”
23 He said: “I am
‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“Make straight the way of the Lord,f” ’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”
24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
26 John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know. 27 It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”
28 These things were done in Bethabarag beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
The Lamb of God
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”
32 And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”
The First Disciples
35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”
They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”
39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).
40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah.h You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).
Philip and Nathanael
43 The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael 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.”
46 And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”
Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!”
48 Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
49 Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafteri you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
(NKJV Notes) John 1:5 1:5 a Or overcome
1:9 b Or That was the true Light which, coming into the world, gives light to every man.
1:11 c That is, His own things, His own domain, or, His own people
1:16 d NU-Text reads For.
1:18 e NU-Text reads only begotten God.
1:23 f Isaiah 40:3
1:28 g NU-Text and M-Text read Bethany.
1:42 h NU-Text reads John.
1:51 i NU-Text omits hereafter.