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John 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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(Gen 1:1—2:3 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:1 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:2 - [fn]He was in the beginning with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:3 - All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:4 - In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:5 - And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it.

The Witness of John the Baptist

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There was a man having been sent from God, whose name was [fn]John.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:7 - [fn]He came [fn]as a witness, to bear witness about the Light, so that all might believe through him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:8 - [fn]He was not the Light, but he came to bear witness about the Light.
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There was the true Light [fn]which, coming into the world, enlightens everyone.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:10 - He was in the world, and the world [fn]was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:11 - He came to what was His [fn]own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:12 - But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:13 - who were [fn]born, not of [fn]blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

The Word Became Flesh

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And the Word became flesh, and [fn]dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the [fn]only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:15 - John *bore witness about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me [fn]has been ahead of me, for He existed before me.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:16 - For of His fullness [fn]we have all received, and grace [fn]upon grace.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:17 - For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:18 - No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

A Voice in the Wilderness

(Mat 3:1–12; Mar 1:1–8; Luk 3:1–20 )
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And this is the witness of John, when the [fn]Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:20 - And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the [fn]Christ.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:21 - And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he *said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:22 - Therefore, they said to him, “Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:23 - He said, “I am A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF THE [fn]LORD,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.”
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Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:25 - And they asked him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the [fn]Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:26 - John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but among you stands One whom you do not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:27 - This One is He who comes after me, of whom I am not worthy to untie the strap of His sandal.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:28 - These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
(Mat 3:13–17; Mar 1:9–11; Luk 3:21, 22 )
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On the next day, he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:30 - “This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who has been [fn]ahead of me, for He existed before me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:31 - “I did not know [fn]Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing with water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:32 - And John bore witness saying, “I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He abided on Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:33 - “And I did not know [fn]Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘The One upon whom you see the Spirit descending and abiding on Him, this is the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:34 - “And I myself have seen, and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

Behold, the Lamb of God

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On the next day, John again was standing [fn]with two of his disciples,

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:36 - and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:37 - And the two disciples heard him speak and followed Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:38 - And when Jesus turned and noticed them following, He *said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:39 - He *said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day. It was about the [fn]tenth hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:40 - One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:41 - He first *found his own brother Simon and *said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means [fn]Christ).
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:42 - He brought him to Jesus. When Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas (which is translated [fn]Peter).
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On the next day, He desired to go into Galilee, and He *found Philip. And Jesus *said to him, “Follow Me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:44 - Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:45 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:46 - And Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip *said to him, “Come and see.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:47 - Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and *said about him, “Behold, truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:48 - Nathanael *said to Him, “From where do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:49 - Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:50 - Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:51 - And He *said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see THE HEAVENS OPENED AND THE ANGELS OF GOD ASCENDING AND DESCENDING on the Son of Man.”
LSB Footnotes
Lit This one
Gr Joannes, Heb Johanan; so in John
Lit This one
Lit for testimony
Lit That one
Or which enlightens every person coming into the world
Or came into being, cf. John 1:3
Or own things
Or begotten
Lit bloods
Or tabernacled, dwelt temporarily
Or unique, only one of His kind
Or has a higher rank than
Lit we all received
Lit for
Often refers to Jewish leaders in John’s gospel
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Is 40:3
Or has a higher rank than
As the Messiah
As the Messiah
Lit and
10 a.m.
Gr Christos; lit Anointed One
Gr Petros; lit stone
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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