In the beginning was the Word; and the Word was with God; and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  By him all things were made, and without him there was not made one single thing.  What was in him was life, and this life was the light of men,  and this light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness did not reach it.
 There was a man sent from God: his name was John.  This man came as a witness to bear witness concerning this light, that by means of him all might believe.  He was not the light, but was to bear witness concerning the light.  The light (the true light which enlighteneth every man) coming into the world  was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  He came to his own peculiar territories, and his own peculiar people did not receive him.  But to as many as received him he granted the privilege of becoming children of God, even to them who believe in his name,  who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
 Now the Word became incarnate, and dwelt as in a tent among us, and we beheld his glory — a glory as of an only begotten from the father. He was full of grace and truth.  Of him John testifieth when he cried, saying, "This is he of whom I said, He who is coming after me is preferred before me, for he was before me."  And of his fulness we have all received even grace for grace.  Because the law was given by Moses grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
 No one hath ever seen God. This only begotten son, who is in the bosom of the father, even he hath made him known.  Now this is the testimony of John: when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, Who art thou?  He frankly declared and did not deny, but frankly declared, I am not the Christ.  Then they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he said, I am not: art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.  Then they said to him, Who art thou? That we may give an answer to them who 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 the prophet Esaias said.  Now they who were sent were of the Pharisees.  Then they asked him and said to him, Why then dost thou baptize, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet?  John answered them saying, I baptize in water; but there is one in the midst of you,  whom you know not. He is the person who is coming after me—who is preferred to me, the latchet of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.  These things passed at Bethabara on the bank of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
 The next day John seeth Jesus coming towards him, and saith, Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world!  this is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who hath been before me; for he existed before me.  As for me, I did not know him; but to the end that he might be made manifest to Israel—for this purpose I came baptizing in water.  Moreover John testified saying, I beheld the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and it remained upon him.  Now for my part I did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize in water, even he said to me, On whomsoever thou shalt see the spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizeth in a holy spirit.  Now I have Seen and testified that this is THE SON OF GOD.
 Again, on the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples,  and having fixed his eyes intently on Jesus as he was walking, he saith, Behold the lamb of God!  and the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus.  When Jesus turned and saw them following him, he saith to them, What seek ye? And they said to him, Rabbi, (the meaning of which, when interpreted, is Teacher) where dost thou make thine abode?  He saith to them, Come and see. They went and saw where he made his abode, and staid with him that day; for it was about the tenth hour.  Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.  He first findeth his brother Simon, and saith to him, We have found the Messias, (the meaning of which is the Christ) [the anointed]  and brought him to Jesus. And Jesus, having looked earnestly on him, said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonas. Thou shalt be called Cephas (the meaning of which is the same as that of Peter) [a rock.]
 On the day following Jesus determined to set out for Galilee, and finding Philip, he saith to him, Come with me.  Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  Philip finding Nathaniel, saith to him, We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets have written, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.  Upon which Nathaniel saith to him, Of Nazareth can there be any thing good! Philip saith to him, Come and see.  Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him and saith respecting him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile!  Nathaniel saith to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus in reply said to him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.  In answer to this, Nathaniel said to him, Rabbi, thou art the son of God. Thou art the king of Israel.  Jesus answered and said to him, Because I told thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, dost thou believe? Thou shalt see greater things than these.  Then he saith to him, Verily, verily I say to you, Hereafter you shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the son of man.ï»¿