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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Joni G's John Chapter 1 comment on 12/14/2014, 1:14pm...
Mark, Revelation was to the seven churches of Asia. John was asked not to seal up the words because the events would soon take place. After Jesus 'messages to the church were written, the language becomes apocalyptic or figurative. Nero, the beast did vile things to Christians. They needed a message of good, encouragement and Jesus gave them that hope and that justice would come about. The application for us is to be diligent and lose any attitude that would prevent us from being fully devoted to Christ and His body, the church. We need to make sure our lamps for Christ do not go out.
Steve's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 4 on 12/14/2014, 5:13am...
He is The Light of Men and the Son of Man. 'He is the Light of God and the Son of God. He is the SonLight of Heaven.
Mark's John Chapter 1 comment on 12/13/2014, 12:18pm...
I agree God will not shorten the days of his wrath, but he will shorten the days of his elect to what they will endure and meet them in the air, I believe that to be the rapture, those that are left, some will not partake of the beast, It would not be easy to give ones life to God as Jesus did at that time in order to be saved, today is the day of salvation
Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's John Chapter 1 comment on 12/13/2014, 6:25am...
Part 2 of 2 In Romans 13 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. We are not going through the tribulation, 1 Thessalonians 1 10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come . The tribulation has not come yet. The saints of God, those who have put on the name of Jesus Christ will not go through the rapture. Jesus even talks about this advent in Matthew 24 37 thru 44. So if he was talking about us going through the tribulation why would he turn around and talk about us going through the rapture? And besides we know how long the tribulation period will last 7 years. He is not going to shorten those days because it was prophesied and prophecy has to be fulfilled.
Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's John Chapter 1 comment on 12/13/2014, 6:24am...
Part 1 of 2 Hello Martha Simply put that scripture is talking about how the days will be shortening now during the Grace Age. Haven t you notice how time seems to be flying by so quickly? I am not only talking days, but months, and years? How the New Year role in and before you know it we are at the end of it before we truly realize. Everyone talks about how time is just flying by, but no one has realized this is God speeding up time. If you read a little further up Mark 13 18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter . What do you think Jesus was talking about when he stated flight ? The answer is the rapture.
Mark's John Chapter 1 comment on 12/13/2014, 4:35am...
Evangelist Chatauna I would like someday to understand why we have a different understanding of belief and yet we have the same understanding of the Holy Ghost I do not get it.
Mark's John Chapter 1 comment on 12/13/2014, 12:02am...
Evangelist Chatauna I understand that both of our beliefs involves the Holy Ghost, I have seen the same as you have seen as in speaking in tongues as the spirit gives the utterance, I believe as well it must be as the spirit gives the utterance not us, I have never seen nor grown up with anybody that would ever try to "teach " how to speak in other tongues, I know for a fact that is the spirit that gives the utterance, I also know that there is only one faith and one belief and believe that. Since there is two different beliefs that the Holy Ghost is prevalent in I wonder if maybe neither of our beliefs are believing in the one faith and one belief maybe we both got it wrong, maybe the Holy Ghost has nothing to do with the one faith and one belief, maybe the one faith one belief has to do with believing that God gave his only begotten son and the Holy Ghost is extra and not a requirement to be saved. show me the requirement to have the Holy Ghost and speak in tongues in order to be saved
Mark's John Chapter 1 comment on 12/12/2014, 11:25pm...
I never knew that baptism could be so meaningful to honor Jesus. probably because of my own lack of understanding and lack of believing.
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