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John 1 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Deity of Jesus Christ

(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 - The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [fn]comprehend it.

The Witness John

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:6 - There [fn]came a man sent from God, whose name was John.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:7 - [fn]He came [fn]as a witness, to testify 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 testify about the Light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:9 - There was the true Light [fn]which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:10 - He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:11 - He came to 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 Made Flesh

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:14 - And the Word became flesh, and [fn]dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of [fn]the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:15 - John *testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me [fn]has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:16 - For of His fullness [fn]we have all received, and [fn]grace upon grace.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:17 - For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth [fn]were realized 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.

The Testimony of John

(Mat 3:1–12; Mar 1:1–8; Luk 3:1–20 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:19 - This is the testimony of John, when the 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 [fn]the Christ.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:21 - 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 - Then 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 LORD,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:24 - Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:25 - 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 [fn]in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:27 - It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.”
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 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:29 - 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 on behalf of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who [fn]has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:31 - “I did not recognize [fn]Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing [fn]in water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:32 - John testified saying, “I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:33 - “I did not recognize [fn]Him, but He who sent me to baptize [fn]in water said to me, ‘He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes [fn]in the Holy Spirit.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:34 - “I myself have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God.”

Jesus' Public Ministry, First Converts

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:35 - Again the next day John 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 - The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:38 - And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *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, for 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 *found first 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. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of [fn]John; you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated [fn]Peter).
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:43 - The next day He purposed 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, of 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 - 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 of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:48 - 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.”
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.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: This one
Or, overpower
Or, came into being
Literally: This one
Literally: for testimony
Literally: That one
Or, which enlightens every person coming into the world
Or, own things, possessions, domain
Or, begotten
Literally: bloods
Or, tabernacled; i.e. lived temporarily
Or, unique, only one of His kind
Literally: has become before me
Literally: we all received
Literally: grace for grace
Literally: came to be
I.e. the Messiah
I.e. Messiah
The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
Literally: has become before me
I.e. as the Messiah
The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
I.e. as the Messiah
The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
Literally: and
Perhaps 10 a.m. (Roman time)
Gr Anointed One
Gr Joannes
I.e. Rock or Stone
See the NASB95 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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