CLV(i) 1 In the beginning was the word, and the word was toward God, and God was the word. " 2 This was in the beginning toward God. 3 All came into being through it, and apart from it not even one thing came into being which has come into being." 4 In it was life, and the life was the light of men." 5 And the light is appearing in the darkness, and the darkness grasped it not." 6 There came to be a man, commissioned by God. His name was John." 7 This one came for a testimony, that he should be testifying concerning the light, that all should be believing through it." 8 Not he was the light, but he came that he should be testifying concerning the light. " 9 It was the true light - which is enlightening every man - coming into the world. 10 In the world He was, and the world came into being through Him, and the world knew Him not." 11 To His own He came, and those who are His own accepted Him not." 12 Yet whoever obtained Him, to them He gives the right to become children of God, to those who are believing in His name, 13 who were begotten, not of bloods, neither of the will of the flesh, neither of the will of a man, but of God." 14 And the Word became flesh and tabernacles among us, and we gaze at His glory, a glory as of an only-begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth." 15 John is testifying concerning Him and has cried, saying, "This was He of Whom I said, 'He Who is coming after me, has come to be in front of me,' for He was first, before me, 16 for of that which fills Him we all obtained, and grace for grace." 17 For the law through Moses was given; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 God no one has ever seen. The only-begotten God, Who is in the bosom of the Father, He unfolds Him." 19 And this is the testimony of John when the Jews of Jerusalem dispatch to him priests and Levites that they should be inquiring of him, "Who are you? 20 And he avows and denies not and avows that "I am not the Christ." 21 And they ask him again, "What are you then? Are you Elijah?And he is saying, "I am not." 22 Are you the Prophet?And he answered, "No.They said, then, to him, "Who are you? - that we may be giving an answer to those who send us. What are you saying concerning yourself? 23 He averred, "I am 'the voice of one imploring, "In the wilderness straighten the road of the Lord!"' according as said Isaiah the prophet." 24 And those who have been dispatched were of the Pharisees. 25 And they ask him and said to him, "Why, then, are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, neither Elijah, nor the Prophet? 26 John answered them, saying, "I am baptizing in water. Now in the midst of you One stood of Whom you are not aware." 27 He it is Who, coming after me, has come to be in front of me, of Whom I am not worthy that I should be loosing the thong of His sandal." 28 These things occurred in Bethany, the other side of the Jordan river, where John was, baptizing." 29 On the morrow he is observing Jesus coming toward him, and is saying, "Lo! the Lamb of God Which is taking away the sin of the world!" 30 This is He concerning Whom I said, 'After me is coming a Man Who has come to be in front of me,' for He was First, before me." 31 And I was not aware of Him. But that He may be manifested to Israel, therefore came I, baptizing in water." 32 And John testifies, saying that "I have gazed upon the spirit, descending as a dove out of heaven, and it remains on Him." 33 And I was not aware of Him, but He Who sends me to be baptizing in water, That One said to me, 'On Whomever you may be perceiving the spirit descending and remaining on Him, This is He Who is baptizing in holy spirit.'" 34 And I have seen and have testified that This One is the Son of God." 35 On the morrow John again stood, and two of his disciples." 36 And, looking at Jesus walking, he is saying, "Lo! the Lamb of God!" 37 And the two disciples hear him speaking, and they follow Jesus." 38 Now Jesus, being turned and gazing at them following, is saying to them, "What are you seeking?Yet they said to Him, "Rabbi(which, being construed, is termed "Teacher"), "where art Thou remaining? 39 He is saying to them, "Come and see.They came, then, and perceived where He is remaining, and they remain with Him that day. It was about the tenth hour." 40 Now Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who hear from John and follow Him." 41 This one first is finding his own brother, Simon, and is saying to him, "We have found the Messiah!(which is, being construed, "Christ")." 42 And he led him to Jesus. Looking at him, Jesus said, "You are Simon, the son of John. You shall be called Cephas(which is being translated "Peter")." 43 On the morrow He wants to come away into Galilee, and He is finding Philip. And Jesus is saying to him, "Follow Me." 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter." 45 Philip is finding Nathanael and is saying to him, "Him of Whom Moses writes in the law and the prophets, have we found Jesus, a son of Joseph, from Nazareth." 46 And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good be out of Nazareth?Philip is saying to him, "Come and see!" 47 Jesus perceived Nathanael coming toward Him, and is saying concerning him, "Lo! truly an Israelite in whom there is no guile!" 48 Nathanael is saying to Him, "Whence do you know me?Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip summons you, when you are under the fig tree, I perceived you." 49 Nathanael answered and is saying to Him, "Rabbi, Thou art the Son of God! Thou art the King of Israel!" 50 Jesus answered and said to him, "Seeing that I said to you that 'I perceived you underneath the fig tree,' are you believing? Greater things than these should you be seeing!" 51 And He is saying to him, "Verily, verily, I am saying to you, henceforth you shall be seeing heaven opened up and the messengers of God ascending and descending on the Son of Mankind."