John 1-2 American Standard Version

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The Word Made Flesh

1 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. 3  All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made. 4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5  And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not. 6  There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John. 7  The same came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him. 8  He was not the light, but [came] that he might bear witness of the light. 9  There was the true light, [even the light] which lighteth every man, coming into the world. 10  He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world knew him not. 11  He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not. 12  But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: 13  who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14  And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.

15  John beareth witness of him, and crieth, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is become before me: for he was before me. 16  For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace. 17  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18  No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].

The Testimony of John the Baptist

19  And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent unto him from Jerusalem priests and Levites to ask him, Who art thou? 20  And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, I am not the Christ. 21  And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No. 22  They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23  He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet. 24  And they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25  And they asked him, and said unto him, Why then baptizest thou, if thou art not the Christ, neither Elijah, neither the prophet? 26  John answered them, saying, I baptize in water: in the midst of you standeth one whom ye know not, 27  [even] he that cometh after me, the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose. 28  These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Behold the Lamb of God

29  On the morrow he seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world! 30  This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who is become before me: for he was before me. 31  And I knew him not; but that he should be made manifest to Israel, for this cause came I baptizing in water. 32  And John bare witness, saying, I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him. 33  And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize in water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth in the Holy Spirit. 34  And I have seen, and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.

The First Disciples

35  Again on the morrow John was standing, and two of his disciples; 36  and he looked upon Jesus as he walked, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God!

37  And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38  And Jesus turned, and beheld them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? And they said unto him, Rabbi (which is to say, being interpreted, Teacher), where abideth thou? 39  He saith unto them, Come, and ye shall see. They came therefore and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day: it was about the tenth hour. 40  One of the two that heard John [speak], and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41  He findeth first his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messiah (which is, being interpreted, Christ). 42  He brought him unto Jesus. Jesus looked upon him, and said, Thou art Simon the son of John: thou shalt be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter).

The Call of Philip and Nathanael

43  On the morrow he was minded to go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip: and Jesus saith unto him, Follow me. 44  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45  Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46  And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47  Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48  Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49  Nathanael answered him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art King of Israel. 50  Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee underneath the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51  And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

The Wedding at Cana

2 1  And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2  and Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3  And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4  And Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. 5  His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. 6  Now there were six waterpots of stone set there after the Jews' manner of purifying, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7  Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8  And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the ruler of the feast. And they bare it. 9  And when the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and knew not whence it was (but the servants that had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast calleth the bridegroom, 10  and saith unto him, Every man setteth on first the good wine; and when [men] have drunk freely, [then] that which is worse: thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11  This beginning of his signs did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

12  After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and [his] brethren, and his disciples; and there they abode not many days.

The Cleansing of the Temple

13  And the passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14  And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15  and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew their tables; 16  and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. 17  His disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for thy house shall eat me up. 18  The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? 19  Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20  The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days? 21  But he spake of the temple of his body. 22  When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he spake this; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Jesus Knows All Men

23  Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, during the feast, many believed on his name, beholding his signs which he did. 24  But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men, 25  and because he needed not that any one should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

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