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The Gospel According to John

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1:2 He was in the beginning with God.

1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was nothing made that was made.

1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

1:5 And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness has not comprehended it.

1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

1:7 He came as a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

1:8 He was not the Light, but was sent to bear witness to the Light.

1:9 The true Light, which enlightens every man, was coming into the world.

1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, but the world did not know him.

1:11 He came to his own, and his own did not receive him.

1:12 But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become the children of God, even to those who believe in his name:

1:13 Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father,) full of grace and truth.

1:15 John bore witness to him, and cried out, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He who comes after me ranks above me: for he was before me.

1:16 And of his fulness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

1:18 No man has seen God at any time; but God the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.

1:19 And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?

1:20 And he confessed, and did not deny; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

1:21 And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you the prophet? And he answered, No.

1:22 Then they said to him, Who are you? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?

1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as the prophet Isaiah said.

1:24 Now they had been sent by the Pharisees.

1:25 And they asked him, Why do you baptize then, if you are not the Christ, or Elijah, or the prophet?

1:26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but one stands among you, whom you do not know;

1:27 It is he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.

1:28 These things took place in Bethany, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man who ranks above me: for he was before me.

1:31 And I did not know him: but I came baptizing with water that he might be revealed to Israel.

1:32 And John bore witness, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained upon him.

1:33 And I did not know him: but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, He upon whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.

1:34 And I have seen, and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.

1:35 Again the next day John stood with two of his disciples;

1:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he said, Behold the Lamb of God!

1:37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, What do you seek? They said to him, Rabbi, (which translated means Teacher,) where are you staying?

1:39 He said to them, Come and see. They came and saw where he was staying, and remained with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.

1:40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

1:41 He first found his brother Simon, and said to him, We have found the Messiah, which translated means Christ.

1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus saw him, he said, You are Simon the son of John: you shall be called Cephas, which translated means, Peter.

1:43 The day following Jesus decided to go forth into Galilee; and he found Philip, and said to him, Follow me.

1:44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

1:45 Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote about, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

1:46 And Nathanael said to him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and see.

1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

1:48 Nathanael said to him, How do you know me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.

1:49 Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.

1:50 Jesus answered him, Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? you shall see greater things than these.

1:51 And he said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

2:1 On the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

2:2 And both Jesus and his disciples were invited to the marriage.

2:3 And when the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine.

2:4 Jesus said to her, Woman, what have I to do with you? my hour has not yet come.

2:5 His mother said to the servants, Whatever he says to you, do it.

2:6 Now there were six waterpots of stone set there, for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.

2:7 Jesus said to them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

2:8 And he said to them, Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast. So they took it.

2:9 When the steward of the feast tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from: (but the servants who drew the water knew;) the steward of the feast called the bridegroom,

2:10 And said to him, Every man serves the good wine at the beginning; and when men have drunk freely, then that which is worse: but you have kept the good wine until now.

2:11 This, the beginning of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brothers, and his disciples: and they stayed there not many days.

2:13 And the passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,

2:14 And found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting there:

2:15 And when he had made a whip of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep, and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overturned their tables;

2:16 And said to those who sold doves, Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of merchandise.

2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for your house will consume me.

2:18 Then the Jews answered and said to him, What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things?

2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

2:20 Then the Jews said, It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?

2:21 But he spoke of the temple of his body.

2:22 Therefore, when he had risen from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this to them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had spoken.

2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, during the feast, many believed in his name, when they saw the miraculous signs which he did.

2:24 But Jesus did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all men,

2:25 And needed no one to testify about man: for he himself knew what was in man.

3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

3:2 He came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do the miraculous signs that you do, unless God is with him.

3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

3:4 Nicodemus said to him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

3:7 Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again.

3:8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.

3:9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be?

3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, Are you a teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?

3:11 Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak what we know, and testify of what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony.

3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and you do not believe, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

3:13 No man has ascended to heaven, but he who came down from heaven, the Son of man, [who dwells in heaven].

3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up:

3:15 That whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world might be saved through him.

3:18 He who believes in him is not condemned: but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

3:19 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

3:20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

3:21 But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be shown to have been done through God.

3:22 After these things Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judaea; and there he remained with them, and baptized.

3:23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there: and people came, and were baptized.

3:24 For John had not yet been cast into prison.

3:25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and a Jew about purifying.

3:26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, he is baptizing, and all men are going to him.

3:27 John answered, A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given to him from heaven.

3:28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I have been sent before him.

3:29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.

3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

3:31 He who comes from above is above all: he who is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he who comes from heaven is above all.

3:32 And what he has seen and heard, to that he testifies; yet no man receives his testimony.

3:33 He who has received his testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true.

3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives the Spirit without measure.

3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

3:36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life: but he who disobeys the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God rests upon him.

4:1 Therefore, when the Lord learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,

4:2 (Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples,)

4:3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.

4:4 And he had to go through Samaria.

4:5 Then he came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

4:6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied from his journey, sat by the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

4:7 There came a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said to her, Give me a drink.

4:8 (For his disciples had gone away to the city to buy food.)

4:9 Then the woman of Samaria said to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink; you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.

4:11 The woman said to him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from where do you get that living water?

4:12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his children, and his cattle?

4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, Whoever drinks of this water shall thirst again:

4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into eternal life.

4:15 The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.

4:16 Jesus said to her, Go, call your husband, and come here.

4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, You have well said, I have no husband:

4:18 For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that you spoke truly.

4:19 The woman said to him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.

4:20 Our fathers worshipped on this mountain; but you say that Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

4:21 Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes when you shall worship the Father neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem.

4:22 You do not know what you worship: we know what we worship: for salvation is from the Jews.

4:23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.

4:24 God is Spirit: and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

4:25 The woman said to him, I know that Messiah comes, who is called Christ: when he comes, he will tell us all things.

4:26 Jesus said to her, I who speak to you am he.

4:27 And at this moment his disciples came, and marvelled that he was speaking with a woman: yet no one said, What do you seek? or, Why are you talking with her?

4:28 Then the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city, and said to the people,

4:29 Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did: is this not the Christ?

4:30 Then they went out of the city, and came to him.

4:31 In the meanwhile his disciples urged him, saying, Rabbi, eat.

4:32 But he said to them, I have food to eat of which you know nothing.

4:33 Therefore the disciples said to one another, Has any man brought him food?

4:34 Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to finish his work.

4:35 Do you not say, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are already white for harvest.

4:36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for life eternal: that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.

4:37 And here the saying holds true, One sows, and another reaps.

4:38 I sent you to reap that upon which you bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and you have entered into their labours.

4:39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him because of the words of the woman's testimony, He told me all that I ever did.

4:40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them: and he stayed there two days.

4:41 And many more believed because of his own word;

4:42 And they said to the woman, Now we believe, no longer because of your words: for now we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

4:43 Now after two days he departed from there, and went into Galilee.

4:44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honour in his own country.

4:45 When he came to Galilee, the Galilaeans welcomed him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went to the feast.

4:46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official, whose son was sick at Capernaum.

4:47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him to come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.

4:48 Then Jesus said to him, Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.

4:49 The royal official said to him, Sir, come down before my child dies.

4:50 Jesus said to him, Go your way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken to him, and he went his way.

4:51 And as he was going down, his servants met him, and told him, Your son lives.

4:52 Then he enquired of them the hour when he began to mend. And they said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.

4:53 Then the father realized that this was the very hour when Jesus said to him, Your son lives: and he believed, and his whole household.

4:54 This was the second miraculous sign Jesus did after he came out of Judaea into Galilee.

5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

5:2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, and which has five porches.

5:3 On these lay a great multitude of disabled, blind, lame, and paralysed people, [waiting for the moving of the water.

5:4 For an angel went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred up the water: whoever then first stepped into the water after the stirring up was cured of whatever disease he had.]

5:5 And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity for thirty-eight years.

5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had been a long time in that condition, he said to him, Do you want to be made well?

5:7 The sick man answered him, Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up: but while I am coming, another steps down before me.

5:8 Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your mat, and walk.

5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his mat, and walked: Now that day was the sabbath.

5:10 The Jews therefore said to the man who was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.

5:11 He answered them, He who made me well said to me, Take up your mat, and walk.

5:12 Then they asked him, What man is it who said to you, Take up your mat, and walk?

5:13 But the man who was healed did not know who it was: for Jesus had quietly withdrawn while there was a crowd in that place.

5:14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, you have been made well: sin no more, lest something worse come upon you.

5:15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

5:16 And therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, [and sought to slay him,] because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father works even until now, and I work.

5:18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but also said that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing by himself, but only what he sees the Father doing: for whatever things he does, these things the Son does likewise.

5:20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that he is doing: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

5:21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and gives them life; even so the Son gives life to whom he will.

5:22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son:

5:23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He who does not honour the Son does not honour the Father who has sent him.

5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has eternal life, and shall not come into judgment; but has passed from death into life.

5:25 Truly, truly, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and those who hear shall live.

5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so he has granted to the Son to have life in himself;

5:27 And has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man.

5:28 Do not marvel at this: for the hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs shall hear his voice,

5:29 And shall come forth; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.

5:30 I can do nothing by myself: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I do not seek my own will, but the will of him who sent me.

5:31 If I bear witness to myself, my witness is not true.

5:32 There is another who bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he bears of me is true.

5:33 You sent to John, and he bore witness to the truth.

5:34 Not that the testimony I receive is from man: but these things I say, that you might be saved.

5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

5:36 But I have a greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the very works that I do, these bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me.

5:37 And the Father himself, who has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form.

5:38 And you do not have his word abiding in you: for you do not believe him whom he has sent.

5:39 You search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and it is they that testify of me.

5:40 Yet you will not come to me, that you might have life.

5:41 I do not receive honour from men.

5:42 But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.

5:43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

5:44 How can you believe, when you receive honour from one another, and do not seek the honour that comes from him who alone is God?

5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one who accuses you, Moses, in whom you trust.

5:46 For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

5:47 But if you do not believe his writings, how shall you believe my words?