John Chapter 1 (1611 Bible)
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In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darknesse, and the darknesse comprehended it not.
¶ There was a man sent from God, whose name was Iohn.
The same came for a witnesse, to beare witnesse of the light, that all men through him might beleeue.
Hee was not that light, but was sent to beare witnesse of that light.
That was the true light, which lighteth euery man that commeth into the world.
Hee was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Hee came vnto his owne, and his owne receiued him not.
But as many as receiued him, to them gaue hee power to become the sonnes of God, euen to them that beleeue on his Name:
Which were borne, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among vs (& we beheld his glory, the glory as of the onely begotten of the Father) full of grace and trueth.
¶ Iohn bare witnesse of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that commeth after me, is preferred before me, for he was before me.
And of his fulnesse haue all wee receiued, and grace for grace.
For the Law was giuen by Moses, but grace and trueth came by Iesus Christ.
No man hath seene God at any time: the onely begotten Sonne, which is in the bosome of the Father, he hath declared him.
¶ And this is the record of Iohn, when the Iewes sent Priests and Leuites from Hierusalem, to aske him, Who art thou?
And he confessed, and denied not: but confessed, I am not the Christ.
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And hee answered, No.
Then said they vnto him, Who art thou, that we may giue an answere to them that sent vs? What sayest thou of thy selfe?
He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wildernesse: Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the Prophet Esaias.
And they which were sent, were of the Pharises.
And they asked him, and said vnto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that Prophet?
Iohn answered them, saying, I baptize with water, but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not,
He it is, who comming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoes latchet I am not worthy to vnloose.
These things were done in Bethabara beyond Iordane, where Iohn was baptizing.
¶ The next day, Iohn seeth Iesus comming vnto him, and saith, Behold the Lambe of God, which taketh away the sinne of the world.
This is he of whom I said, After me commeth a man, which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therfore am I come baptizing with water.
And Iohn bare record saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heauen, like a Doue, and it abode vpon him.
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said vnto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, & remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the holy Ghost.
And I saw, and bare record, that this is the sonne of God.
¶ Againe the next day after, Iohn stood, and two of his disciples.
And looking vpon Iesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lambe of God.
And the two disciples heard him speake, and they followed Iesus.
Then Iesus turned, and saw them following, and saith vnto them, What seeke ye? They said vnto him, Rabbi, (which is to say being interpreted, Master) where dwellest thou?
He saith vnto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth houre.
One of the two which heard Iohn speake, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peters brother.
He first findeth his owne brother Simon, and saith vnto him, We haue found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
And he brought him to Iesus. And when Iesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the sonne of Iona, thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, a stone.
¶ The day following, Iesus would goe foorth into Galilee, & findeth Philip, & saith vnto him, Follow me.
Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the citie of Andrew and Peter.
Philip findeth Nathaneel, and saith vnto him, We haue found him of whom Moses in the Law, and the Prophets did write, Iesus of Nazareth the sonne of Ioseph.
And Nathaneel said vnto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith vnto him, Come and see.
Iesus saw Nathaneel comming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed in whom is no guile.
Nathaneel sayeth vnto him, Whence knowest thou me? Iesus answered, and said vnto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast vnder the figge tree, I saw thee.
Nathaneel answered, and saith vnto him, Rabbi, thou art the Sonne of God, thou art the king of Israel.
Iesus answered, and said vnto him, Because I said vnto thee, I saw thee vnder the figge tree, beleeuest thou? thou shalt see greater things then these.
And hee saith vnto him, Uerily, verily I say vnto you, heereafter yee shall see heauen open, and the Angels of God ascending, and descending vpon the sonne of man.
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John Perry's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 9/02/2014, 2:33am...
There is so much to be afraid of in today 's world their is so much ignorance, so much self absorption, so much hated. It is only through The Light that there is protection from the evils that can befall each and every single one of us. When in contact with darkness, with ignorance, with self absorption and especially with hatred, go to The Light it is only there that Hope lies, that Salvation rests, that Sanctuary exists, and that Love is kept. Its also where we will find Our Father, for it is there...in The Light...in Hope, in Salvation, in Santuary, and especially in Love, the He resides...God bless.
Julius Sibeko's John Chapter 1 comment on 8/22/2014, 6:06pm...
This is the fact,that the word was with God and the word was God. Everything was made by him,and without him nothing made,that was made. here is another symbol of God in Christ everything was made by him,without him no anything made that was made that made it declares that Jesus is God John 14 6 7 and Phillip asked him Lord show us the father,and Jesus replied him Phillip how long were you with me,dont you know that who so ever saw me saw the father,for me and the father are one,the father is in me,and I am in the father Prophet Esaia 9 6 said the child is born,and he shall be called everlasting father,mighty God and prince of peace wonderful counselor Philippians 2 6 it said though Jesus is God,he didnt take himself as God instead he humbled himself and appear in the form of a human and when it continues it says that every knee shall bow before him,every tongue confess that he is Lord HALLELUJAH JESUS IS GOD!!!!!!
Williejames's John Chapter 1 comment on 8/20/2014, 3:27pm...
I having the understanding that god is love.and he love me.
Mark's John Chapter 1 comment on 8/20/2014, 1:17pm...
Exodus 33 verse 20, And he said, Thou canst not see my face for there shall no man see me, and live. John 1 verse 18 No man hath seen God at any time the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. There is God the father and his name is JEHOVAH. Exodus 6 verse 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. Psalms 83 verse 18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth. There is JEHOVAH 's son and his name is JESUS. Matthew 1 verse 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1 verse 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son and he called his name JESUS.
Mark's John Chapter 1 comment on 8/20/2014, 10:49am...
According to Exodus 33 verse 20 God considers himself to have a face,20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face for there shall no man see me, and live. According to Exodus 33 verse 22 God considers himself to have a hand, 22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by According to Exodus 33 verse 23, God considers himself to have back parts, 23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts but my face shall not be seen. God always had physical form prior to the arrival of his son JESUS.
James's John Chapter 1 comment on 8/20/2014, 8:24am...
The original greek manuscripts also use a lower case "g " when referring to the Word "being God ", this infers that there is a difference in the relationship between the Word and God, plus when read in context it says the Word was WITH God if they are one and the same such wording is not needed. God is Jesus ' father, Jesus is still however the means that his father will use to save us.
Zeromind's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 1 on 8/16/2014, 4:19am...
Substitute "word " to "presence " and everything will become crystal clear.
Anonymous's John Chapter 1 comment on 8/08/2014, 12:05am...
GOD IS GOOD..I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHING ME..PHILLIPIANS 4 13..Revelation 2 17
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