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THE GOSPEL

ACCORDING TO

JOHN.

CHAPTER I.

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word 1 was with God, and the Word was God. The same 2 was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was nothing made that has been made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name 6 was John. The same came for a witness, to bear 7 witness of the light, that through him all might believe. He was not the light; but [came] to bear wit- 8 ness of the light. There was the true light, which 9 lights every man that comes into the world. He was 10 in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came to his own, and his 11 own received him not. But as many as received 12 him, to them gave he power to become children of

V. 3. or, were made through him

13 God, to them that believe on his name; who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

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And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we beheld his glory, a glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John bare witness of him; and cried, saying: This was he of whom I said, He that comes after me is 16 preferred before me, because he was before me. Because out of his fullness we all received, and grace 17 for grace. For the law was given through Moses; 18 grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No

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one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he declared him.

And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, 20 Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; 21 and he confessed, I am not the Christ. And they

asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he says, I am not. Art thou the Prophet? And 22 he answered, No. They said therefore to him: Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that 23 sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness,

V. 14. Gr. tabernacled among us

V. 15. Gr. is become before me; because he was prior to me.

Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.

And they that were sent were of the Pharisees. 24 And they asked him, and said to him: Why then 25 dost thou immerse, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet? John answered them, 26 saying I immerse in water. There stands one in the midst of you, whom ye know not; he that 27 comes after me, the latchet of whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

These things took place in Bethany beyond the 28 Jordan, where John was immersing.

On the morrow, he sees Jesus coming to him, and 29 says: Behold the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said: After 30 me comes a man who is preferred before me; because he was before me. And I knew him not; but 31 that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this I came immersing in water.

And John bare witness, saying: I have seen the 32 Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not; but he that 33 sent me to immerse in water, the same said to me: Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding on him, the same is he that immerses in the Holy Spirit. And I have seen, and have borne 34 witness, that this is the Son of God.

V. 30. Gr., as in V. 15.

35 Again, on the morrow, John was standing and 36 two of his disciples; and looking upon Jesus as he 37 walked, he says: Behold the Lamb of God! And

the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed 38 Jesus. And Jesus turning, and beholding them following, says to them: What seek ye? They said to him: Rabbi, (which interpreted means, Teacher) 39 where dost thou abide? He says to them: Come,

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and ye shall see. They came and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.

Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard it from John, and followed him. 41 He first finds his brother Simon, and says to him: We have found the Messiah, which is interpreted, 42 Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus, be

holding him, said: Thou art Simon the son of Jonah; thou shalt be called Cephas, which is interpreted, Peter [Rock].

43 On the morrow he would go forth into Galilee.

And he finds Philip; and Jesus says to him: Fol44 low me. Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the 45 city of Andrew and Peter. Philip finds Nathanael,

and says to him: We have found him of whom Moses, in the law, and the prophets wrote, Jesus the 46 son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth. And Nathanael said to him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of

him: Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael says to him, Whence knowest 48 thou me? Jesus answered and said to him: Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered: Rabbi, thou 49 art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said to him: Because I said to 50 thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? Thou shalt see greater things than these. And he 51 says to him: Verily, verily, I say to you, henceforth ye shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

II. AND on the third day there was a marriage 1 in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there. And Jesus also was bidden, and his disci- 2 ples, to the marriage. And wine having failed, the 3 mother of Jesus says to him, They have no wine. Jesus says to her: Woman, what have I to do with 4 thee? My hour is not yet come. His mother says 5 to the servants: Whatever he says to you, do it. Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, 6 after the Jewish custom of purifying, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus says to them: 7 Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he says to them: Draw 8

V. 51. Some ancient Mss. omit henceforth.
V. 6. Firkin: holding nine gallons.

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