Great(i) 1 In the begynnynge was the worde, and the worde was wyth God: and God was the worde. 2 The same was in the begynnyng wyth God. 3 All thinges were made by it, & wythout it, was made nothynge that was made. 4 In it was lyfe, and the lyfe was the lyght of men, 5 and the lyght shyneth in darcknes, and the darcknes comprehended it not. 6 There was sent from God a man, whose name was Iohn. 7 The same cam as a wytnes to beare wytnes of the lyght, that all men through hym myght beleue. 8 He was not the lyght: but was sent to beare wytnes of the lyght. 9 That lyght was the true lyght, whych lyghteth euery man that cometh into the worlde. 10 He was in the worlde, and the worlde was made by hym: and the worlde knewe hym not. 11 He cam amonge hys awne, and hys awne receaued him not. 12 But as many as receaued hym to them gaue he power to be the sonnes of God: euen them that beleued on hys name: 13 whych were borne, not of bloude nor of the wyll of the flesshe, nor yet of the wyll of man: but of God. 14 And the same worde became flesshe, and dwelt amonge vs: and we sawe the glory of it, as the glory of the onely begotten sonne of the father, full of grace and trueth. 15 Iohn beareth wytnes of hym, and cryeth sayinge: Thys was he of whom I spake: which though he came after me, went before me, for he was before me. 16 And of hys fulnes haue all we receaued, euen grace for grace. 17 For the lawe was geuen by Moses, but grace & trueth came by Iesus Christ. 18 No man hath sene God at eny tyme. The onely begotten sonne, whych is in the bosome of the father, he hath declared hym. 19 And thys is the recorde of Iohn: when the Iewes sent Prestes and Leuites from Ierusalem, to aske hym, what art thou? 20 And he confessed & denyed not, & sayde playnly. I am not Chryst. 21 And they asked him: what then? art thou Helyas? And he sayeth: I am not. Arte thou that Prophete? And he answered no. 22 Then sayde they vnto hym: what art thou, that we maye geue an answer to them that sent vs. What sayest thou of thy selfe? 23 He sayde I am the voyce of a criar in the wildernes, make strayght the waye of the Lorde, as sayde the Prophete Esaias. 24 And they whych were sent, were of the Pharyses: 25 And they asked him, & sayde vnto him: why baptisest thou then, yf thou be not Christ, nor Helias, nether that Prophet? 26 Iohn answered them sayinge I baptise with water: but there stondeth one amonge you, whom ye knowe not, 27 he it is which though he came after me, was before me, whose sho latchet I am not worthy to vnlose. 28 These thynges were done in Bethabara beyonde Iordan where Iohn dyd baptise. 29 The nexte daye, Iohn seeth Iesus comminge vnto hym, and sayeth beholde the lambe of God, whych taketh awaye the synne of the worlde. 30 Thys is he of whom I sayd: After me cometh a man, whych went before me, for he was before me, 31 and I knewe him not: but that he shuld be declared to Israell, therfore am I come baptysinge with water. 32 And Iohn bare recorde, sayinge: I sawe the sprete descende from heauen, lyke vnto a doue, & abode vpon him, 33 and I knewe hym not. But he that sent me to baptise in water, the same sayde vnto me: vpon whom thou shalt se the sprete descende, and tary styll on hym, the same is he whych baptiseth wyth the holy goost. 34 And I sawe, and bare recorde, that he is the sonne of God. 35 The nexte daye after, Iohn stode agayne, & two of his disciples, 36 and he behelde Iesus as he walked by, & sayeth: beholde the lambe of God. 37 And the two disciples hearde hym speake, and they folowed Iesus. 38 And Iesus turned about, and sawe them folowe hym, & sayeth vnto them: what seke ye? They sayd vnto hym: Rabbi (whych is to saye yf one interprete it Master) where dwellest thou? 39 He sayeth vnto them: come & se. They came, & sawe where he dwelt: & abode with hym that daye. For it was about the tenth houre. 40 One of the two which hearde Iohn speake, and folowed him, was Andrew Simon Peters brother. 41 The same founde hys brother Simon fyrst, and sayeth vnto him: we haue founde Messias (whych is by interpretacion, annoynted) 42 and brought him to Iesus. And Iesus behelde hym, and sayde: thou art Simon the sonne of Ionas, thou shalt be called Cephas: which is by interpretacion a stone. 43 The daye folowyng. Iesus wolde go into Galile, and founde Philip, and sayeth vnto him: folowe me 44 Philip was of Bethsaida the citie of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip founde Nathanael, and sayeth vnto him: We haue founde hym, of whome Moses in the lawe and the Prophetes dyd wryte, Iesus the sonne of Ioseph of Nazareth. 46 And Nathanael sayd vnto him can there eny good thynge come out of Nazareth? Philip sayeth vnto him come and se. 47 Iesus sawe Nathanael comynge to him, & sayeth of him: Beholde a ryght Israelyte, in whom is no gyle. 48 Nathanael sayeth vnto him: whence knowest thou me? Iesus answered, and sayde vnto him. Before that Philip called the, when thou wast vnder the fygge tree, I sawe the. 49 Nathanael answered and sayd vnto him: Rabbi, thou art euen the very sonne of God, thou art the kyng of Israel. 50 Iesus answered, and sayde vnto him: Because I sayde vnto the, I sawe the vnder the fygge tree, thou beleuest. Thou shalt se greater thynges then these. 51 And he sayeth vnto him: Uerely, verely, I saye vnto you: herafter shall ye se heauen open, & the angels of God ascendynge & descendynge ouer the sonne of man.