1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of humanity. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn’t overcome it. 6 There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light. 9 The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, but the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to his own, and those who were his own did not receive him. 12 But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in 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 lived among us, and we saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only of the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testified about him and shouted out, saying, “This was the one of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.'” 16 For of his fullness we all received, and grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Yeshua the Messiah. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only Son, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.
19 And this is John’s testimony, when the Jewish leaders sent cohanim and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
20 And he confessed, and did not deny, but he confessed, “I am not the Messiah.”
21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”
22 They said therefore to him, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”
23 He said, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.”
24 (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 25 And they asked him, “Why then do you immerse, if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
26 John answered them, saying, “I immerse in water, but among you stands one whom you do not know. 27 He is the one who comes after me, whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to loosen.” 28 These things were done in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was immersing.
29 The next day, he saw Yeshua coming to him, and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me, because he existed before me.’ 31 I did not know him, but for this reason I came immersing in water: that he would be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John testified, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him. 33 And I did not recognize him, but he who sent me to immerse in water, he said to me, ‘On whomever you will see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, this is he who immerses in the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and have testified that this is the Chosen One of God.”
35 Again, the next day, John was standing with two of his talmidim, 36 and he looked at Yeshua as he walked, and said, “Look, the Lamb of God.” 37 And the two talmidim heard him say this, and they followed Yeshua. 38 And Yeshua turned and saw them following, and said to them, “What are you looking for?”
They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
39 He said to them, “Come, and you will see.”
They came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon. 40 One of the two who heard John, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother, Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah.” (which is translated, Anointed One). 42 He brought him to Yeshua. Yeshua looked at him, and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Kefa” (which is translated, Peter). 43 On the next day, he was determined to go out into Galilee, and he found Philip. And Yeshua said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and the Prophets wrote: Yeshua of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
46 And Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?”
Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
47 Yeshua saw Nathanael coming to him, and said about him, “Look, a true Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”
48 Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?”
Yeshua answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God. You are King of Israel.”
50 Yeshua answered him, “Because I told you, ‘I saw you underneath the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
2:1 And the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Yeshua was there. 2 Now Yeshua also was invited, with his talmidim, to the wedding. 3 And when the wine ran out, Yeshua’s mother said to him, “They have no wine.”
4 Yeshua said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with you and me? My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever he says to you, do it.” 6 Now there were six stone water jars set there after the Jewish manner of purifying, containing two or three metretes apiece. 7 Yeshua said to them, “Fill the water jars with water.” They filled them up to the brim. 8 He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the ruler of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast called the bridegroom, 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when the guests have drunk freely, then that which is worse. You have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This beginning of his signs Yeshua did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his talmidim believed in him.
12 After this, he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother and brothers, and his talmidim; and they stayed there a few days. 13 The Jewish Passover was near, and Yeshua went up to Jerusalem. 14 And he found in the temple those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, and the money changers sitting. 15 And he made a whip of cords, and threw all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew their tables. 16 To those who sold the doves, he said, “Take these things out of here. Do not make my Father’s house a marketplace.” 17 His talmidim remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”
18 The Jewish leaders therefore answered him, “What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things?”
19 Yeshua answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
20 The Jewish leaders therefore said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he spoke of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his talmidim remembered that he said this, and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Yeshua had said.
23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in his name, after seeing his signs which he did. 24 But Yeshua did not trust himself to them, because he knew everyone, 25 and because he did not need anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.
3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jewish people. 2 This man came to him at night, and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him.”
3 Yeshua answered him, “Truly, truly, I tell you, unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”
5 Yeshua answered, “Truly, truly, I tell you, unless one is born of water and Spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be surprised that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, “How can these things be?”
10 Yeshua answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I tell you, we speak that which we know, and testify of that which we have seen, but you do not accept our testimony. 12 If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 And no one has ascended into heaven, but he who descended out of heaven, the Son of Man, who is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have everlasting life. 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. 18 The one who believes in him is not judged, but the one who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, so that his works will not be exposed. 21 But the one who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God.”
22 After these things, Yeshua came with his talmidim into the land of Judea. He stayed there with them, and immersed. 23 Now John also was immersing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. They came, and were immersed. 24 For John was not yet thrown into prison. 25 Now a dispute arose between John’s talmidim with a Jew about purification. 26 And they came to John, and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, look, he is immersing, and everyone is coming to him.”
27 John answered, “No one can receive anything, unless it has been given to him from heaven. 28 You yourselves bear me witness that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah,’ but, ‘I have been sent before him.’ 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine is now complete. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 What he has seen and heard, of that he testifies; and no one receives his witness. 33 He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for he does not give the Spirit by measure. 35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has everlasting life, but whoever refuses to believe in the Son won’t see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”