In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made
that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all
men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into
He 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, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God.
And the 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 bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I
spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was
And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in
the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
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; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am
not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may 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 said the prophet Esaias.
And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if
thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth
one among you, whom ye know not;
He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's
latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto 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 which is preferred
before me: for he was before me.
And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel,
therefore am I come baptizing with water.
And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven
like a dove, and it abode upon him.
And I knew him not: but he that 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 which baptizeth with the Holy
And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What
seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being
interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt,
and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, 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 stone.
The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth
Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
Now Philip was of 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 saith unto him, Come and see.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an
Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and
said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under
the fig tree, I saw thee.
Nathanael answered and saith 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 saith 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.
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the
mother of Jesus was there:
And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They
have no wine.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour
is not yet come.
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do
And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of
the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled
them up to the brim.
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of
the feast. And they bare it.
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine,
and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water
knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
And saith 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 his disciples believed on 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 that 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 that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not
my Father's house an house of merchandise.
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine
house hath eaten me up.
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto
us, seeing that 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 believed the scripture, and
the word which Jesus had said.
Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many
believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the
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 that 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 saith 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 of 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 that is born of the Spirit.
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Jesus answered and said unto him, 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 of heavenly things?
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from
heaven, even the Son of man which 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 in him should not perish, but have eternal
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not
is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the
only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and
men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the
light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be
made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of
Judaea; 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 that was with
thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same
baptizeth, and all men come to 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 that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the
bridegroom, which 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 that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is
earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is
And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man
receiveth his testimony.
He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is
For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth
not the Spirit by measure unto him.
The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God
abideth on him.
When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus
made and baptized more disciples than John,
(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
And he must needs go through Samaria.
Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to
the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his
journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her,
Give me to drink.
(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being
a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews
have no dealings with the Samaritans.
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God,
and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest
have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and
the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and
drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never
thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of
water springing up into everlasting life.
The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not,
neither come hither to draw.
Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her,
Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy
husband: in that saidst thou truly.
The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in
Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye
shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation
is of the Jews.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall
worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh
such to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit
and in truth.
The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called
Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with
the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou
The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and
saith to the men,
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not
this the Christ?
Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him
ought to eat?
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me,
and to finish his work.
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?
behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields;
for they are white already to harvest.
And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life
eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice
And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men
laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the
saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he
would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
And many more believed because of his own word;
And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying:
for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the
Christ, the Saviour of the world.
Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.
For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own
Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him,
having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for
they also went unto the feast.
So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water
wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at
When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went
unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son:
for he was at the point of death.
Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will
The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man
believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him,
saying, Thy son liveth.
Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they
said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus
said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole
This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out
of Judaea into Galilee.
After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to
Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called
in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt,
withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and
troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the
water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight
When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in
that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is
troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another
steppeth down before me.
Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and
walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath
day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take
up thy bed, and walk.
Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up
thy bed, and walk?
And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed
himself away, a multitude being in that place.
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold,
thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him,
because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only
had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making
himself equal with God.
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father
do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son
For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that
himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye
For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so
the Son quickeneth whom he will.
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.
He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and
believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not
come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when
the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear
For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son
to have life in himself;
And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is
the Son of man.
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are
in the graves shall hear his voice,
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection
of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my
judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of
the Father which hath sent me.
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the
witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye
might be saved.
He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a
season to rejoice in his light.
But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the
Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear
witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me.
Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him
ye believe not.
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and
they are they which testify of me.
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
I receive not honour from men.
But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another
shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not
the honour that cometh from God only?
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that
accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of
But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?