Gospel of John Chapter One

Codex Sinaiticus Gospel of John
Codex Sinaiticus Gospel of John

1:1 In the beginning there was Wisdom, and Wisdom was with God, and Wisdom was of God.
1:2 It was with God in the beginning.
1:3 All things were created through it; and nothing was created without it.
1:4 In it was life, and this life provided light for all persons.
1:5 This light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness cannot possess it.
1:6 There was a person sent from God whose name was John.
1:7 He appeared to witness and testify about this light, so that all might believe through him.
1:8 He was not the light itself; but he came to testify about the light.
1:9 The actual light that appears in the world enlightens every person.
1:10 It was in the physical universe, and though the physical universe was made from it, the physical universe did not know it.
1:11 It appeared on its own, but on its own it was not accepted.
1:12 But among those who accepted it, those who trusted in His Name were given the right to become children of God—
1:13 children born not of the physical family, nor of the desires of the physical body, but born from the Creator.
1:14 Wisdom appeared within a physical body and dwelled among us. We saw its magnificence - the magnificence of the Confidential Representative sent by the Creator - full of loving mercy and truth. 
1:15 John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, "This is the one I spoke about when I said, 'A man with more authority comes after me because he has surpassed me.' " 
1:16 From his fullness we have received, indeed mercy upon mercy.
1:17 For instruction came from Moses; loving mercy and truth arose from Jesus, Anointed by God [Messiah, Christ].
1:18 God is not seen with the physical eyes, but He is revealed by the confidential lover of God who is in the heart of God.
1:19 This was the testimony of John when Jewish officials from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
1:20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not Anointed by God [Messiah, Christ]."
1:21 They asked him, "Who are you then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
1:22 Finally they said, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
1:23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Make straight the path for the LORD.' "
1:24 Now the pharisees who had been sent
1:25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not Anointed by God [Messiah, Christ], nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
1:26 "I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do know not.
1:27 He is the one who comes after me, the binding of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."
1:28 This took place in Bethany on the other side of the river Jordan, where John was baptizing.
1:29 The following day, he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who removes the darkness of the material world.
1:30 This is the one I was referring to when I said, 'A man with more authority comes after me because he has surpassed me.'
1:31 I did not recognize him, but he became known to Israel through my baptizing with water."
1:32 And John testified: "I saw the Spirit descend from heaven as a dove and remain on him.
1:33 I did not recognize him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spirit comes down and remains is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'
1:34 I myself have seen and testified that this is the Representative of God."
1:35 The next day John stood with two of his disciples
1:36 and saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"
1:37 The two disciples heard him speak this and they followed Jesus.
1:38 And Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to him, "Rabbi, teacher, where do you stay?"
1:39 "Follow," he replied, "and you will find out." So they followed and came to know where he stayed, and stayed with him for the day, as it was about four in the afternoon.
1:40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.
1:41 He initially found his brother Simon and told him, "We have found the one Anointed by God [Messiah, Christ].
1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus saw him and said, "You are Simon, son of Jona [Hebrew - Dove]. You shall be called Cephas" - which means 'stone.' [Petros].
1:43 The following day Jesus decided to travel to Galilee, and found Philip, and said to him, "Follow me."
1:44 Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter.
1:45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found whom Moses wrote about in the commandments, and about whom the prophets also wrote — Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
1:46 And Nathanael said, "What good comes from Nazareth?" Philip replied, "Come and see."
1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards him, and said of him, "Truly, an Israelite in whom there is no deceitfulness."
1:48 Nathanael asked him, "How do you know me?" Jesus replied, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
1:49 Nathanael answered and said to him, "Rabbi, you are the Representative of God; you are the leader of Israel."
1:50 Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I saw you under the fig tree, you are believing? You will see greater things than this."
1:51 He then added, "Truly I say to you that you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Servant of Humanity."