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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Ben's John Chapter 1 comment on 10/28/2014, 11:03pm...
God is a spirit, and humans all possess a spirit as well. The spirit of Christ is the Holy Spirit and we must remember that we are made in the image of God and not the other way round. So Jesus in the flesh from which humans were fashioned is the image of God our Father, the image we will see on the throne in heaven. Because he was in the flesh, Jesus did not directly refer to Himself as God, though He had every right to as He was filled with the Holy Spirit, and in Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead. Jesus is not sitting at the right hand side of the Father as many Trinitarians mistakenly potray, but rather at the right hand of the Father symbolising His position and power. His authority will, at the end of all things being made subject to Him, will then be made subject to the Father so that God maybe all in all. He was not, is not and cannot be separate from the Father. He is in the Father just as the Father is in Him. Just remember that God is omnipresent and the mystery is great.
Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's John Chapter 1 comment on 10/28/2014, 10:51am...
Hello Mark On the day of Pentecost when there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire and it sat upon each of them. The word cloven means split. The first 120 saints of God spoke in two languages that day. One language was for those who were around them that heard it could understand them glorifying God in their native tongue. They knew that these people had no knowledge of how to really speak in the many different known languages at that time, but they heard them. See back then Galilaeans were thought to be uneducated people. So for the people to hear them speak everyone in their own language they were confounded. The second language that was heard those around them could not understand because that was a heavenly language in which only God himself could understand. It is a new language. That is the language that connects us with God. The people standing around thought they were drunk. The purpose of this demonstration was to show people that when the spirit of the Lord comes upon a person that person will speak a language unknowing to them. I have heard preachers say that they were in China and a woman who was never educated in the English language when God filled her with the Holy Ghost she spoke perfect English and magnified God. This let them know that she was truly filled. When God fills a person with his gift there is a recognition in which both the true believers here and the person themselves know that they said something they do not understand.
GoitseGod's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 13 on 10/27/2014, 2:13pm...
Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's John Chapter 1 comment on 10/26/2014, 4:50pm...
Hello Mark I will give you one scripture that will answer your question. 1 Timothy 3 16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory ". Now my question for you is who was in the flesh? Who was justified in the Spirit? Who was seen of angels? Who preached to the Gentiles? Who was received up into glory? The answer to all of these question is our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a mystery.
Mark's John Chapter 1 comment on 10/26/2014, 2:13am...
lets get it straight, I am a person that believes on the basis that I have heard people speak in other tongues that I know had no knowledge of how to speak in another language. I have herd it many times over and again.
Mark's John Chapter 1 comment on 10/26/2014, 1:51am...
If you only agree that it is God himself that has manifested himself in the flesh and deny the sacrifice, and say God himself sacrificed himself you simply deny the sacrifice of the son. Do you all deny the sacrifice? or do you claim that it was God himself that made the sacrifice?
Mark's John Chapter 1 comment on 10/26/2014, 1:37am...
If we can agree that God his father has given Jesus all power and authority to call him Lord then maybe we could start with the understanding of how we call him lord and God
Mark's John Chapter 1 comment on 10/26/2014, 1:17am...
I believe that there is only one God, and that God happens to be the father of Jesus. I do not believe that Jesus is God. I do not take away from Jesus s sacrifice, the bottom line is who sacrificed? Are you saying God himself sacrificed? Or are you denying the son sacrifice?
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