1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things came into being through him, and without him came into being not one thing that is in being.
4 In him is life, and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shines in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There came a man, sent from God; his name was John:
7 this man came for a testimony, that he might testify of the light, that all through him might believe.
8 He was not the light, but came that he might testify of the light.
9 That was the true light, which, coming into the world, gives light to every man.
10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came to his own country, and his own people received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, to those that believe on his name,
13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 John testified of him and cried, saying: This was he of whom I said: He that comes after me has been advanced before me, because he was before me.
16 For of his fullness have we all received, and grace for grace;
17 for the law was given through Moses, the grace and the truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.
19 And the testimony of John is this, when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him: Who art thou?
20 And he confessed and denied not, and confessed: I am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elijah? He said: I am not. Art thou the prophet? and he answered: No.
22 They then said to him: Who art thou? that we may give an answer to those that sent us: what sayest thou of thyself?
23 He replied: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.
24 And some had been sent from the Pharisees,
25 and they asked him, and said to him: Why then dost thou baptize, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?
26 John answered them, saying: I baptize in water: in the midst of you there stands whom you know not,
27 he that comes after me, the latchet of whose sandal I am not worthy to loose.
28 These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 On the next day 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 has been advanced before me, because he was before me.
31 And I knew him not, but that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore have I come baptizing in water.
32 And John testified, saying: I saw the Spirit descending, like a dove, from heaven, and it abode upon him.
33 And I knew him not, but he that sent me to baptize in water, he said to me: On whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, this is he that baptizeth in the Holy Spirit.
34 And I have seen, and I have testified that this is the Son of God.
35 On the next day again John stood, and two of his disciples,
36 and looking upon Jesus as he was walking, he says: Behold, the Lamb of God!
37 The two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus.
38 Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them:
39 What seek you? They said to him: Rabbi (which is called, when translated, Teacher), where abidest thou?
40 He says to them: Come and see. They came therefore and saw where he abode, and continued with him that day: it was about the tenth hour.
41 It was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, one of the two that had heard from John and followed him:
42 he first finds his own brother Simon and says to him: We have found the Messiah, which is, translated, Christ.
43 He brought him to Jesus. Looking upon him, Jesus said: Thou art Simon the son of Joanna: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is, translated. Peter.
44 On the next day he wished to go forth into Galilee, and found Philip. And Jesus said to him: Follow me.
45 But Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
46 Philip finds Nathaniel, and says to him: We have found him of whom wrote Moses in the law, and the prophets, Jesus, who is of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
47 Nathaniel said to him: Can any thing good come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him: Come and see.
48 Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him, and said concerning him: Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.
49 Nathaniel said to him: Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him: Before Philip called thee, whilst thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
50 Nathaniel answered him: Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art King of Israel.
51 Jesus answered and said to him: Because I said to thee that I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? Thou shalt see greater things than these.