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John 1 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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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 - He was in the beginning with God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:3 - all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.
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 has not overcome it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:6 - There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:7 - He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:8 - He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:9 - The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:10 - He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:11 - He came to his own home, and his own people received him not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:12 - But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:13 - who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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.'")
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:16 - And from his fulness have we all received, grace 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 ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.
(Matt. 3:1–12; Mark 1:1–8; Luke 3:1–20 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:19 - And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:20 - He confessed, he did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:21 - And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" And he answered, "No."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:24 - Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:25 - They asked him, "Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:26 - John answered them, "I baptize with water; but among you stands one whom you do not know,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:27 - even he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:28 - This took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
(Matt. 3:13–17; Mark 1:9–11; Luke 3:21, 22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:30 - This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks before me, for he was before me.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:31 - I myself did not know him; but for this I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:32 - And John bore witness, "I saw the Spirit descend as a dove from heaven, and it remained on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:34 - And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:35 - The next day again John was standing 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 say this, and they followed Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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.
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 brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means Christ).
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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).
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:43 - The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, "Follow me."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:44 - Now Philip was from Beth-sa'ida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:46 - Nathan'a-el said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:47 - Jesus saw Nathan'a-el coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:49 - Nathan'a-el answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 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."
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