ABU(i) 1 IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was nothing made that has been 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 comprehended it not. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for witness, to bear witness of the light, that through him all might believe. 8 He was not the light; but [came] to bear witness of the light. 9 There was the true light, which lights every man that comes into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came to his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe on 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. 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we beheld his glory, a glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John bore witness of him; and cried, saying: This was he of whom I said, He that comes after me is preferred before me, because he was before me. 16 Because out of his fullness we all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he declared him. 19 And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him: Who art thou? 20 And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed: I am not the Christ. 21 And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elijah? And he says: I am not. Art thou the Prophet? And he answered: No. 22 They said therefore to him: Who art thou? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet. 24 And they who were sent were of the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, and said to 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. There stands one in the midst of you, whom ye know not; 27 he who comes after me, the latchet of whose sandal I am not worthy to loose. 28 These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was immersing. 29 On the morrow, he sees Jesus coming to him, and says: Behold the Lamb of God, that 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; because he was before me. 31 And I knew him not; but that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this I came immersing in water. 32 And John bore witness, saying: I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and it abode upon him. 33 And I knew him not; but he who sent me to immerse in water, the same said to me: Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding on him, the same is he who immerses in the Holy Spirit. 34 And I have seen, and have borne witness, that this is the Son of God. 35 Again, on the morrow, John was standing, and two of his disciples; 36 and looking upon Jesus as he walked, he says: Behold the Lamb of God! 37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus turning, and beholding them following, says to them: What seek ye? They said to him: Rabbi (which interpreted means, Teacher), where dost thou abide? 39 He says to them: Come, and ye shall see. They came and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day. It was about the tenth hour. 40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard it from John, and followed him. 41 He first finds his brother Simon, and says to him: We have found the Messiah, which is interpreted, Christ. 42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus, beholding him, said: Thou art Simon the son of Jonah; thou shalt be called Cephas, which is interpreted, Peter. 43 On the morrow he would go forth into Galilee. And he finds Philip; and Jesus says to him: Follow me. 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him: We have found him of whom Moses, in the law, and the prophets wrote, Jesus the son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth. 46 And Nathanael said to him: Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him: Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of him: Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48 Nathanael says to him: Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him: Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee. 49 Nathanael answered: Rabbi; thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel. 50 Jesus answered and said to him: Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest thou? Thou shalt see greater things than these. 51 And he says to him: Verily, verily, I say to you, henceforth ye shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.