The gospel preached in the beginning -- John beareth record of the gospel, and of Christ -- Is Elias -- Andrew, Philip, and Peter called.
In the beginning was the gospel preached through the Son. And the gospel was the word, and the word was with the Son, and the Son was with God, and the Son was of God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made which was made.
In him was the gospel, and the gospel was the life, and the life was the light of men;
And the light shineth in the world, and the world perceiveth it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came into the world for a witness, to bear witness of the light, to bear record of the gospel through the Son, unto all, that through him men might believe.
He was not that light, but came to bear witness of that light,
Which was the true light, which lighteth every man who cometh into the world;
Even the Son of God. He who was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God; only to them who believe on his name.
He was born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the same word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John bear witness of him, and cried, saying, This is he of whom I spake; He who cometh after me, is preferred before me; for he was before me.
For in the beginning was the Word, even the Son, who is made flesh, and sent unto us by the will of the Father. And as many as believe on his name shall receive of his fullness. And of his fullness have all we received, even immortality and eternal life, through his grace.
For the law was given through Moses, but life and truth came through Jesus Christ.
For the law was after a carnal commandment, to the administration of death; but the gospel was after the power of an endless life, through Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father.
And no man hath seen God at any time, except he hath borne record of the Son; for except it is through him no man can be saved.
And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him; Who art thou?
And he confessed, and denied not that he was Elias; but confessed, saying; I am not the Christ.
And they asked him, saying; How then art thou Elias? And he said, I am not that Elias who was to restore all things. And they asked him saying, Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we man give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as saith the prophet Esaias.
And they who were sent were of the Pharisees.
And they asked him, and said unto him; Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not the Christ, nor Elias who was to restore all things, neither that prophet?
John answered them, saying; I baptize with water, but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
He it is of whom I bear record. He is that prophet, even Elias, who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose, or whose place I am not able to fill; for he shall baptize, not only with water, but with fire, and with the Holy Ghost.
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and said; Behold the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world!
And John bare record of him unto the people, saying, This is he of whom I said; After me cometh a man who is preferred before me; for he was before me, and I knew him, and that he should be made manifest to Israel; therefore am I come baptizing with water.
And John bare record, saying; When he was baptized of me, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
And I knew him; for he who sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me; Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
These things were done in Bethabara, beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
Again, the next day after, John stood, and two of his disciples,
And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he said; Behold the Lamb of God!
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following him, and said unto them, What seek ye? They say unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master;) Where dwellest thou?
He said unto them, Come and see. And they came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day; for it was about the tenth hour.
One of the two who heard John, and followed Jesus, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jona, thou shalt be called Cephas, which is, by interpretation, a seer, or a stone. And they were fishermen. And they straightway left all, and followed Jesus.
The day following, Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
Now Philip was at Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said unto him, Come and see.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming unto him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
Nathanael said unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answering said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
Nathanael answered and said unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? Thou shalt see greater things than these.
And he said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.
Marriage at Cana -- Jesus driveth the traffickers out of the temple.
And on the third day of the week, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there.
And Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
And when they wanted wine, his mother said unto him, They have no wine.
Jesus said unto her, Woman, what wilt thou have me to do for thee? that will I do; for mine hour is not yet come.
His mother said unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, see that ye do it.
There were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Jesus said unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
And he said, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare unto him.
When the governor of the feast had tasted the water which was made wine, (he knew not whence it was, but the servants who drew the water knew,) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
And said unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk; then that which is worse; but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and the faith of his disciples was strengthened in him.
After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and they continued there not many days.
And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
And found in the temple those who sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the changers of money sitting.
And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
And said unto them who sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up.
Then spake the Jews and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing thou doest these things?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up, in three days?
But he spake of the temple of his body.
When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them, and they remembered the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had said unto them.
Now when he was in Jerusalem, at the passover, on the feast day, many believed on his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all things,
And needed not that any should testify of man; for he knew what was in man.
The new birth of water and spirit -- Love of God declared -- John baptizeth -- Christ baptizeth.
There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles which thou doest, except God be with him.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water, and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one who is born of the Spirit.
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Jesus answered and said, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?
I tell you, No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he who came down from heaven, the Son of Man who is in heaven.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up;
That whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish; but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He who believeth on him is not condemned; but he who believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed on the name of the Only Begotten Son of God, which before was preached by the mouth of the holy prophets; for they testified of me.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil.
For every one who doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he who loveth truth, cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest.
And he who obeyeth the truth, the works which he doeth they are of God.
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized;
And John also was baptizing in Aenon, near to Salim, because there was much water there; and they came and were baptized;
For John was not yet cast into prison.
Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples, and the Jews, about purifying.
And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou bearest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and he receiveth of all people who come unto him.
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
He who hath the bride, is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice; this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
He who cometh from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth; he who cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and but few men receive his testimony.
He who hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal that God is true.
For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God; for God giveth him not the Spirit by measure, for he dwelleth in him, even the fullness.
The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hands.
And he who believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and shall receive of his fullness. But he who believeth not the Son, shall not receive of his fullness; for the wrath of God is upon him.
The Pharisees seek to destroy Jesus -- The woman and the well -- The water of life eternal -- The nobleman's son healed.
When therefore the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
They sought more diligently some means that they might put him to death; for many received John as a prophet, but they believed not on Jesus.
Now the Lord knew this, though he himself baptized not so many as his disciples;
For he suffered them for an example, preferring one another.
And he left Judea, and departed again into Galilee,
And said unto his disciples, I must needs go through Samaria.
Then he cometh to the city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground which Jacob gave to his son Joseph; the place where Jacob's well was.
Now Jesus being weary with his journey, it being about the sixth hour, sat down on the well;