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

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darknesse, and the darknesse comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was Iohn.

7 The same came for a witnesse, to beare witnesse of the light, that all men through him might beleeue.

8 Hee was not that light, but was sent to beare witnesse of that light.

9 That was the true light, which lighteth euery man that commeth into the world.

10 Hee was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11 Hee came vnto his owne, and his owne receiued him not.

12 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:

13 Which were borne, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 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.

15 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.

16 And of his fulnesse haue all wee receiued, and grace for grace.

17 For the Law was giuen by Moses, but grace and trueth came by Iesus Christ.

18 No man hath seene God at any time: the onely begotten Sonne, which is in the bosome of the Father, he hath declared him.

19 And this is the record of Iohn, when the Iewes sent Priests and Leuites from Hierusalem, to aske him, Who art thou?

20 And he confessed, and denied not: but confessed, I am not the Christ.

21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And hee answered, No.

22 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?

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wildernesse: Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the Prophet Esaias.

24 And they which were sent, were of the Pharises.

25 And they asked him, and said vnto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that Prophet?

26 Iohn answered them, saying, I baptize with water, but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not,

27 He it is, who comming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoes latchet I am not worthy to vnloose.

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Iordane, where Iohn was baptizing.

29 The next day, Iohn seeth Iesus comming vnto him, and saith, Behold the Lambe of God, which taketh away the sinne of the world.

30 This is he of whom I said, After me commeth a man, which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therfore am I come baptizing with water.

32 And Iohn bare record saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heauen, like a Doue, and it abode vpon him.

33 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.

34 And I saw, and bare record, that this is the sonne of God.

35 Againe the next day after, Iohn stood, and two of his disciples.

36 And looking vpon Iesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lambe of God.

37 And the two disciples heard him speake, and they followed Iesus.

38 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?

39 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.

40 One of the two which heard Iohn speake, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peters brother.

41 He first findeth his owne brother Simon, and saith vnto him, We haue found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

42 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.

43 The day following, Iesus would goe foorth into Galilee, & findeth Philip, & saith vnto him, Follow me.

44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the citie of Andrew and Peter.

45 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.

46 And Nathaneel said vnto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith vnto him, Come and see.

47 Iesus saw Nathaneel comming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed in whom is no guile.

48 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.

49 Nathaneel answered, and saith vnto him, Rabbi, thou art the Sonne of God, thou art the king of Israel.

50 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.

51 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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Todd young's John Chapter 1 comment on 2/24/2015, 3:27am...

This tells us who Jesus is and where he came from.


Tony B's John Chapter 1 comment on 2/23/2015, 11:53am...

It humbles me knowing that Jesus was there at creation, saying "YES " to what He was going to have to endure for us...for me...saying "YES " to creating a worm like me...saying "YES " knowing that He would have to suffer and die so we can all have the ability to accept His free gift of love and eternal life. He 's so incredibly worthy of praise!


THOMAS's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 1 on 2/19/2015, 8:56pm...

A correction on my previous entry. The statement God makes " this day have I begotten thee " is referring to the resurrection of Jesus. If Jesus is created he cannot propitiate Gods wrath toward sinners. If God is a singular there is no sacrifice to be offered thus no hope.


THOMAS's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 1 on 2/19/2015, 8:10pm...

Jesus was preexistent with the father and the holy sprit from all eternity. Any view that attempts to make god into a singular being or make Jesus into a created being is a theology that can save no one. If Christ was not the God man then his sacrifice has no eternal efficacy. The term "this day I have begotten thee " is in reference to Christ staring his ministry. If Christ is not eternal or if he is created he can save no one. GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, GOD THE HOLY SPIRT, BLESSED GOD THREE IN ONE.


RNM 1-18 JOHN's John Chapter 1 comment on 2/18/2015, 11:45pm...

JOHN 1-18...Jackie, is that really what the scripture says, 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2. The same was in the beginning with God...Beyond this we are totally in the dark! to say otherwise would be to say that you were their, but we do have the account in the scripture: And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Whatever transpired in GOD 's Kingdom before the overshadowing of Mary was a planned event by an all knowing God and the willing WORD, who knew full well what HE was subjecting himself too! But also knowing what had to be done in order to redeem man from certain death and separation from God. I really don 't think satan has a thing to do with it, READ John again, the Word was God! We do not have the capacity to understand this, I know because of our vanity we like to think we do, but you can 't even get the Obedience part right, you think you are living in God 's will, but are you really, are you observing the Commandments of God, read it for yourselves, those will be the only saved, those that keep the Commandments of God , and have the testimony of Jesus, and don 't deceive yourselves, because if you keep the Sunday rest, then you are keeping man 's commandment not God 's PRAISE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND HIS HOLY SON AMEN!


Jackie's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 1 on 2/17/2015, 8:25am...

Jesus is God 's first creation. God was not created. He is and has always been. He had no beginning. Jesus has a beginning because he was created. Jesus is God 's only begotten son, the only creation created directly by God. All other things were created through Jesus and for Jesus. Colossians 1:15,16 John 3:16 Hebrews 11:6. In John 14:28 Jesus stated that the Father is greater than I am. So if Jesus is God, as Satan who is the father of the lie, would love for you to continue believing, then why did Jesus never say that he was God? Why did he say that his "Father " was greater than he? Know that there is but one God and one Lord, Jesus Christ 1Corinthians 8:4-6.


Ivania Adams's John Chapter 1 comment about verse 21 on 2/08/2015, 8:08pm...

It amazes me their questions to John. They didn 't believe in the resurrection, yet they were testing John to examine every single word. Even in the last days we are living in, we have the Word of God, yet many questions, could this be possible that prophecies from the Bible are happening right in front of our eyes? And for those, who did not believe Jesus was the Messiah, might still be wondering, could this be signs of the Messiah coming to establish the kingdom? I believe because of people 's ignorance, Jesus will come to take His bride, and the remaining left will still be wondering, could that had been Elijah? Could that had been the prophet? Let 's pray for the Word of God to reach the hearts of the unbelievers and through the Holy Spirit may reveal through their hearts Jesus is, was and is to come! Amen!


Kenny's John Chapter 1 comment on 1/25/2015, 11:10pm...

This is Jesus Christ connecting himself with God. And He is the light that shines in unto man. And using John as an example for us who are believers of The Christ. To salt the world. With the gospel of Jesus Christ.


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