In the beginninga was the Word,b and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.c He was with God in the beginning.d All things were createde through him,f and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. In him was life,A,g and that life was the lighth of men. That light shinesi in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome* it.j

There was a man sent from God whose name was John.k He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him.C He was not the light, but he came to testifyl about the light.

The true lightm that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.D,n

10 He was in the world, and the world was createdo through him, and yet the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receivep him,q he gave them the rightr to beE childrens of God,t to those who believeu in his name,v 13 who were born,w not of natural descent,F or of the willx of the flesh,y or of the will of man,G but of God.z

14 The Wordaa became fleshab and dweltH among us. We observed his glory,ac the glory as the one and onlyad SonI from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John testified concerning him and exclaimed, “This was the one of whom I said, ‘The one coming after meae ranks ahead of me,af because he existed before me.’ ”)ag 16 Indeed, we have all received graceah uponJ grace from his fullness, 17 for the law was given through Moses;ai grace and truthaj came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. The one and onlyak Son, who is himself God and is at the Father’sal sideK—he has revealed him.am


19 This was John’s testimony when the Jews from Jerusaleman sent priestsao and Levitesap to ask him, “Who are you?”

20 He didn’t deny it but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.”aq

21 “What then?” they asked him. “Are you Elijah?”ar

“I am not,” he said.

“Are you the Prophet?”as

“No,” he answered.

22 “Who are you, then?” they asked. “We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What can you tell us about yourself?”

23 He said, “I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the LordL,at—just as Isaiahau the prophet said.”

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.av 25 So they asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you aren’t the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?”

26 “I baptize with* water,”aw John answered them. “Someone stands among you, but you don’t know him. 27 He is the one coming after me,N,ax whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to untie.” 28 All this happened in BethanyO across the Jordan,ay where John was baptizing.


29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God,az who takes away the sinba of the world! 30 This is the one I told you about: ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me, because he existed before me.’ 31 I didn’t know him,bb but I came baptizing with water so that he might be revealedbc to Israel.” 32 And John testified, “I saw the Spiritbd descending from heaven like a dove, and he rested on him.be 33 I didn’t know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The one you see the Spirit descending and resting on—he is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’bf 34 I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”A,a

35 The next day, John was standing with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”

37 The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus. 38 When Jesus turned and noticed them following him, he asked them, What are you looking for?”

They said to him, “Rabbi”b (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”

39 Come and you’ll see,” he replied. So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon.B

40 Andrew,c Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed him. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah”C,d (which is translated “the Christ”),e 42 and he brought Simon to Jesus.

When Jesus saw him, he said, You are Simon, son of John.D You will be called Cephasf (which is translated “Peter”E).


43 The next day JesusF decided to leave for Galilee. He found Philipg and told him, Follow me.”

44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida,h the hometown of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanaeli and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the law (and so did the prophetsj): Jesus the son of Joseph,k from Nazareth.”l

46 “Can anything goodm come out of Nazareth?” Nathanael asked him.

“Come and see,” Philip answered.

47 Then Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said about him, Here truly is an Israeliten in whom there is no deceit.”

48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.

Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you,” Jesus answered.

49 “Rabbi,”o Nathanael replied, “You are the Sonp of God; you are the King of Israel!”q

50 Jesus responded to him, Do you believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” 51 Then he said, Truly I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of Godr ascending and descendings on the Son of Man.”t


On the third day a wedding took place in Canau of Galilee.v Jesus’s motherw was there, and Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding as well. When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.”

What has this concern of yours to do with me,* x woman?”y Jesus asked. My hour has not yet come.”

“Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants.

Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification.z Each contained twenty or thirty gallons.H

Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim. Then he said to them, Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter.”I And they did.

When the headwaiter tasted the water (after it had become wine), he did not know where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew. He called the groom 10 and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people are drunk, the inferior. But you have kept the fine wine until now.”

11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Canaaa of Galilee.ab He revealedac his glory,ad and his disciples believed in him.

12 After this, he went down to Capernaum,ae together with his mother, his brothers,af and his disciples, and they stayed there only a few days.


13 The Jewish Passoverag was near, and so Jesus went up to Jerusalem.ah 14 In the templeai he found people selling oxen, sheep, and doves, and he also found the money changers sitting there. 15 After making a whip out of cords,aj he drove everyone out of the temple with their sheepak and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables. 16 He told those who were selling doves, Get these things out of here! Stop turning my Father’sal houseam into a marketplace!”J,an

17 And his disciples remembered that it is written: Zealao for your house will consumeap me.K,aq

18 So the Jews replied to him, “What sign will you show us for doing these things?”

19 Jesus answered, Destroy this temple,* a and I will raise it up in three days.”b

20 Therefore the Jews said, “This temple took forty-six years to build,B and will you raise it up in three days?”c

21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body.d 22 So when he was raised from the dead,e his disciples remembered that he had said this,f and they believed the Scriptureg and the statement Jesus had made.

23 While he was in Jerusalemh during the Passover Festival,i many believed in his namej when they saw the signs he was doing. 24 Jesus, however, would not entrust himself to them, since he knew them all 25 and because he did not need anyone to testify about man; for he himself knew what was in man.k


There was a man from the Phariseesl named Nicodemus,m a rulern of the Jews. This man came to him at night and said, “Rabbi,o we know that you are a teacherp who has come from God,q for no one could perform these signs you do unless God were with him.”r

Jesus replied, Truly I tell you, unless someone is born again,* s he cannot see the kingdom of God.”t

“How can anyone be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked him. “Can he enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born?”

Jesus answered, Truly I tell you, unless someone is bornu of water and the Spirit,v he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Whatever is born of the fleshw is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spiritx is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you that you must be borny again. The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going.z So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”aa

“How can these things be?” asked Nicodemus.

10 Are you a teacherD of Israel and don’t know these things?” Jesus replied. 11 Truly I tell you,ab we speak what we know and we testify to what we have seen, but you do not accept our testimony. 12  If I have told you about earthly things and you don’t believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13 No one has ascendedac into heavenad except the one who descended from heavenaethe Son of Man.E,af

14 Just as Mosesag lifted up the snake in the wilderness,ah so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him mayF have eternal life.ai 16 For God lovedaj the world in this way:G He gaveH his one and onlyak Son,al so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.am 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemnan the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Anyone who believes in him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned,ao because he has not

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