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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Esther's John Chapter 1 comment on 4/23/2015, 9:43am...
who is that prophet?
Geoff's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 3 on 4/23/2015, 5:07am...
Indeed all creation was made by him and without him was not anything made that was made this include me and every other human being,it also means everything bad or good,every stuation of life it signifies that we can do nothing without he who created us and that we wake up every day coz of his love
Osman Bangura's John Chapter 1 comment on 4/22/2015, 12:58pm...
"And they asked him, and said unto him, why baptizes when if you are a Not the Christ b Not Elias c Neither that Prophet. The Jews were waiting for the fulfilment of THREE distinct prophecies: One, the coming of CHRIST, Two, the coming of ELIAS, and Three, the coming of THAT PROPHET. please I want to know who is THAT PROPHET.
PASTORBARNABAS OSIMEH's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 12 on 4/21/2015, 1:13pm...
A TIME THERE WAS WHEN I AND MY WERE FOLLOWING EACH OTHER. THAT DID NOT MAKE US HUSBAND AND WIFE BUT THE DAY I PAID HER DOWRY SHE HAD THE RIGHT AND BOLDNESS TO ANSWERS MY NAME, AND BE CALLED MY WIFE THAT WAS THE DAY SHE HAS THE POWER TO BE MY WIFE BEFORE MAN AND GOD SO IT IS WHEN YOU RECEIVE JESUS INTO YOUR LIFE
Mike D's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 1 on 4/18/2015, 6:23am...
This is John ' account about Jesus so it stands to reason this opening verse is about Him. There are two important doctrines introduced here. The first one is the eternality of God and the second is the diety of Jesus Christ. Let 's explore the first. "In the beginning ". Scripture teaches that God had no beginning. Verses like Psa. 41:13, Psa. 90, 1-4 Psa. 93:2, Isa 43:13, and my favorite is speaking of Jesus Heb, 1:8. In the beginning simply means before time and space and all created things. This is a hard thing to wrap your brain around for sure., but just because we can 't understand a thing does not negate that truth. Next phrase we will deal with is "was the Word. Notice the W in Word is capitalized, speaking of a person. We see as we look ahead in John 1:14 that that person is Jesus Christ as He is made flesh. The next phrase "and the Word was with God: Now we are looking at the eternality of the Word. The Word existed before time and creation. The next phrase "the Word was God ". This brings the second of the important doctrines, the diety of Jesus. Our entire Christian belief system hinges on this doctrine. His very purpose here was to be a sacrifice for the sins of mankind and that sacrifice had to be equal to God in holiness. Jesus is the only one who it is said is without sin or blemish.
Nnodim Basil's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 12 on 4/15/2015, 12:19am...
One amazing thing I 've come to discover about God is that He has a blessing attached to every command or instruction, here or hereafter. It takes the Grace of God to really believe on His name...it 's not about human knowledge and philosophy. May God give us that GRACE to wholly Believe and as well Receive HIM...for RECEIVING starts with BELIEVING.
Michael's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 17 on 4/10/2015, 7:24am...
I Love It ...
Elisheva's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 4 on 4/08/2015, 10:19am...
Yahushua is His real name why you change it!...satan name was not change but you all change my Sabiors?...so to me this whole bible is out of order period....Yahweh said to call His son Yahushua!...it says in revelation not to add or remove,...so thereis something wrong with your whole bible
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