John

ALT(i) 1 In the beginning was the Word [or, the Expression of [divine] Logic], and the Word was with [or, in communion with] God, and the Word was God [or, was as to His essence God]. 2 This One was in the beginning with God. 3 All [things] came to be through Him, and without Him not even one thing came to be which has come to be. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of the people. 5 And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not apprehend it. 6 There came a man having been sent from God, [the] name to him [fig., whose name] [was] John. 7 This one came for a testimony, so that he should testify concerning the Light, so that all should believe through him. 8 That one was not the Light, but [he came] so that he should testify concerning the Light. 9 He was the true Light which enlightens every person coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world came to be through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, He gave to them authority to become children of God— to the ones believing [or, trusting] in His name, 13 who were begotten, not from [or, by] bloods, nor from a will of flesh, nor from a will of a man, but from God. 14 And the Word [or, the Expression of [divine] Logic] became flesh and tabernacled among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of an only-begotten [or, uniquely-begotten] from [the] Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testifies concerning Him and has cried out, saying, "This was [the One concerning] whom I said, 'The One coming after me before me has come to be, for He was before me.'" 16 And out of His fullness we all received, even grace in place of grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses: grace and truth came to be through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only-begotten [or, unique] Son, the One in the bosom of the Father, that One explained [Him] [or, made [Him] known]. 19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites, so that they should question him, "You, who are you?" 20 And he confessed and did not deny, and confessed, "I am not the Christ ["the Anointed One"]." 21 And they questioned him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he says, "I am not."— "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No." 22 So they said to him, "Who are you, so that we shall give an answer to the ones sending us? What do you say concerning yourself?" 23 He said, "I [am] 'a voice shouting in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of [the] LORD,"' just as Isaiah the prophet said." [Isaiah 40:3] 24 And the ones having been sent were from the Pharisees. 25 And they questioned him and said to him, "Why then do you baptize [or, immerse, and throughout book], if you are not the Christ nor Elijah nor the Prophet?" 26 John answered them saying, "I baptize in water [or, with water, and throughout book], but He has stood in the midst of youp whom youp do not know. 27 "He is the One coming after me, who has come to be before me, of whom I am not worthy that I untie the strap of His sandal." 28 These things took place in Bethany, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29 The next day {John} sees Jesus coming towards him and says, "Look! The Lamb of God, the One taking away the sin of the world! 30 "This is [the One] concerning whom I said, 'After me comes a Man, who has come before me, because He was before me.' 31 "And I did not know Him. However, so that He should be revealed to Israel, for this reason I came in water baptizing." 32 And John testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit coming down as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. 33 "And I did not know Him; but the One having sent me to baptize in water, that [One] said to me, 'Upon whomever you see the Spirit coming down and remaining upon Him, this is the One baptizing in [or, with] [the] Holy Spirit.' 34 "And I have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God." 35 The next day again John had stood and two of his disciples. 36 And having looked attentively at Jesus walking about, he says, "Look! The Lamb of God!" 37 And the two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus. 38 But Jesus having been turned and having beheld them following, says to them, "What do youp seek?" But they said to Him, "Rabbi (which [is], being interpreted, Teacher), where are You staying?" 39 He says to them, "Be coming and see." They came and saw where He stayed, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about [the] tenth hour [i.e. 4:00 p.m. Jewish time or 10:00 a.m. Roman time]. 40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two having heard from John and having followed Him. 41 This one finds first his own brother Simon and says to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is, being translated, Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus. {But} having looked attentively at him, Jesus says, "You are Simon, the son of Jonah; you will be called Cephas" (which is interpreted, Peter). 43 The next day He wanted to go out to Galilee, and {Jesus} finds Philip and says to him, "Be following Me!" 44 And Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip finds Nathanael and says to him, "[The One about] whom Moses wrote in the Law and the prophets we have found— Jesus the Son of Joseph, who [is] from Nazareth." 46 And Nathanael said to him, "Is anything good able to be [fig., come] out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Be coming and see." 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards Him, and He says concerning him, "Look! Truly an Israelite in whom [there] is no deceit [or, treachery]!" 48 Nathanael says to him, "From where do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig-tree, I saw you." 49 Nathanael answered and says 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,' you believe; greater things than these you will see." 51 And He says to him, "Most positively, I say to youp, from now [on] youp will see heaven [or, the sky] having been opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Humanity."