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John 1

The Deity of Jesus Christ

1In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([a]Christ), and the Word was with God, and [b]the Word was God Himself. He was [continually existing] in the beginning [co-eternally] with God. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him not even one thing was made that has come into being. In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines on in the [c]darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].

The Witness of John the Baptist

There came a man commissioned and sent from God, whose name was [d]John. This man came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe [in Christ, the Light] through him. John was not the Light, but came to testify about the Light.

There it was—the true Light [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] which, coming into the world, enlightens everyone. 10 He (Christ) was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. 11 He came to that which was His own [that which belonged to Him—His world, His creation, His possession], and those who were His own [people—the Jewish nation] did not receive and welcome Him. 12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the right [the authority, the privilege] to become children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name— 13 who were born, not of blood [natural conception], nor of the will of the flesh [physical impulse], nor of the will of man [that of a natural father], but of God [that is, a divine and supernatural birth—they are born of God—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified].

The Word Made Flesh

14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of the Father, [the Son who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, who is] full of grace and truth (absolutely free of deception). 15 John testified [repeatedly] about Him and [e]has cried out [testifying officially for the record, with validity and relevance], “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me [f]has a higher rank than I and has priority over me, for He existed before me.’” 16 For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor, and gift heaped upon gift]. 17 For the Law was given through Moses, but grace [the unearned, undeserved favor of God] and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God [His essence, His divine nature] at any time; the [One and] only begotten God [that is, the unique Son] who is in the intimate presence of the Father, He has explained Him [and interpreted and revealed the awesome wonder of the Father].

The Testimony of John

19 This is the testimony of John [the Baptist] when the Jews sent priests and Levites to him from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 And he confessed [truthfully] and did not deny [that he was only a man], but acknowledged, “I am not the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed)!” 21 They asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the [promised] Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 Then they said to him, “Who are you? Tell us, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am the voice of one shouting in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize [only] [g]in water, but among you there stands One whom you do not recognize and of whom you know nothing. 27 It is He [the preeminent One] who comes after me, the [h]strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie [even as His slave].” 28 These things occurred in Bethany across the Jordan [at the Jordan River crossing], where John was baptizing.

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God [i]who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He on behalf of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I and has priority over me, for He existed before me.’ 31 [j]I did not recognize Him [as the Messiah]; but I came baptizing [k]in water so that He would be [publicly] revealed to Israel.” 32 John gave [further] evidence [testifying officially for the record, with validity and relevance], saying, “I have seen the [l]Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not recognize Him [as the Messiah], but He who sent me to baptize [m]in water said to me, ‘He upon whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this One is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I myself have [actually] seen [that happen], and my testimony is that this is the Son of God!”

Jesus’ Public Ministry, First Converts

35 Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as He walked along, and said, “Look! The Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they [n]followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus turned and saw them following Him, and asked them, “What do you want?” They answered Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went [with Him] and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the [o]tenth hour. 40 One of the two who heard what John said and [as a result] followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first looked for and found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the [p]Messiah” (which translated means the Christ). 42 Andrew brought Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas (which is translated [q]Peter).”

43 The next day Jesus decided to go into Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me [as My disciple, accepting Me as your Master and Teacher, and walking the same path of life that I walk].” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote about—Jesus from Nazareth, the son of Joseph [according to public record].” 46 Nathanael answered him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip replied, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Here is an Israelite indeed [a true descendant of Jacob], in whom there is no guile nor deceit nor duplicity!” 48 Nathanael said to Jesus, “How do You know [these things about] me?” Jesus answered, “Before Philip called you, when you were still under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered, “Rabbi (Teacher), You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.” 50 Jesus replied, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe [in Me]? You will see greater things than this.” 51 Then He said to him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man [the bridge between heaven and earth].”

Notas al pie

  1. John 1:1 In John the Apostle’s vision (Rev 19), he sees Christ returning as Warrior-Messiah-King, and “...His name is called The Word of God...and LORD OF LORDS.” (Rev 19:13, 16).
  2. John 1:1 In this phrase, “God” appears first in the Greek word order, emphasizing the fact that “the Word” (Christ) was God—so “God Himself.”
  3. John 1:5 I.e. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth.
  4. John 1:6 The births of both John the Baptist and Jesus were foretold by the angel, Gabriel (Luke 1:5-80). This passage is about John the Baptist, the son of Zacharias the priest and his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was related to Mary the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:36). John the Baptist is considered to be the last of the OT prophets, and is not to be confused with John the Apostle who wrote this Gospel, three brief letters (1 John, 2 John, 3 John) and Revelation.
  5. John 1:15 Here John the writer uses the Greek perfect tense (“has cried out”), emphasizing the truth and continuing importance of John the Baptist’s testimony.
  6. John 1:15 Lit has become before (in front of) me, because He was first of me. The Greek is difficult because John the Baptist was making a word-play on the adverbs/adjective “after” (or “behind”), “before,” and “first.” The playful wording assumes the form of a riddle which, like some of Jesus’ parables, conceals the speaker’s meaning from those who are hostile toward him and have neither the patience nor the spiritual inclination to learn from him.
  7. John 1:26 The Greek here can be translated in, with or by.
  8. John 1:27 During this era it was customary for a household servant to remove a guest’s sandals and wash the dust from his feet. John is saying that he is not worthy even to remove Christ’s sandal, let alone to touch His feet.
  9. John 1:29 John is referring to the fulfillment of the need for the OT Passover lambs which was now fulfilled in Christ’s sacrifice, the ultimate and final sacrifice for sins.
  10. John 1:31 John the Baptist and Jesus were related through their mothers, Elizabeth and Mary, but He was unknown as the Messiah until God revealed it to John at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry.
  11. John 1:31 The Greek here can be translated in, with or by.
  12. John 1:32 The descent of the Holy Spirit identified Jesus in His humanity for His ministry as the Messiah.
  13. John 1:33 The Greek here can be translated in, with or by.
  14. John 1:37 The concept of “follow” can represent three separate possibilities: in the early stages of His ministry (1) walking with Him physically (literally), that is merely being in His presence regardless of personal belief or commitment; (2) accepting and identifying with the salvation He offered; and later on (3) being identified with Him by being subject to the scorn and rejection of unbelievers because of personal belief and commitment to Him.
  15. John 1:39 The Romans reckoned time from midnight, so in Roman time the tenth hour would be 10:00 a.m. The Jews reckoned daytime from sunrise (about 6:00 a.m.), so in their system the tenth hour would be 4:00 p.m. Here, either time is possible, though the Roman reckoning may be more likely because if it were 4:00 p.m. the disciples might have felt compelled to go home before evening set in.
  16. John 1:41 The words “Messiah” and “Christ” are not personal names, but titles derived respectively from Hebrew and Greek verbs meaning “to anoint.”
  17. John 1:42 I.e. rock or stone in Greek.

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Johanu 1

Ọ̀rọ̀ di ẹran-ara

1Ní àtètèkọ́ṣe ni Ọ̀rọ̀ wà, Ọ̀rọ̀ sì wà pẹ̀lú Ọlọ́run, Ọlọ́run sì ni Ọ̀rọ̀ náà. Òun ni ó sì wà pẹ̀lú Ọlọ́run ní àtètèkọ́ṣe. Nípasẹ̀ rẹ̀ ni a dá ohun gbogbo; lẹ́yìn rẹ̀ a kò sì dá ohun kan nínú ohun tí a ti dá. Nínú rẹ̀ ni ìyè wà, ìyè yìí náà sì ni ìmọ́lẹ̀ aráyé, ìmọ́lẹ̀ náà sì ń mọ́lẹ̀ nínú òkùnkùn, òkùnkùn kò sì borí rẹ̀.

Ọkùnrin kan wà tí a rán láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run wá; orúkọ ẹni tí ń jẹ́ Johanu. Òun ni a sì rán fún ẹ̀rí, kí ó lè ṣe ẹlẹ́rìí fún ìmọ́lẹ̀ náà, kí gbogbo ènìyàn kí ó lè gbàgbọ́ nípasẹ̀ rẹ̀. Òun fúnrarẹ̀ kì í ṣe ìmọ́lẹ̀ náà, ṣùgbọ́n a rán an wá láti ṣe ẹlẹ́rìí fún ìmọ́lẹ̀ náà.

Ìmọ́lẹ̀ òtítọ́ ń bẹ tí ń tan ìmọ́lẹ̀ fún olúkúlùkù ènìyàn tí ó wá sí ayé. 10 Òun sì wà ní ayé, àti pé, nípasẹ̀ rẹ̀ ni a sì ti dá ayé, ṣùgbọ́n ayé kò sì mọ̀ ọ́n. 11 Ó tọ àwọn tirẹ̀ wá, àwọn tirẹ̀ kò sì gbà á. 12 Ṣùgbọ́n iye àwọn tí ó gbà á, àní àwọn náà tí ó gbà orúkọ rẹ̀ gbọ́, àwọn ni ó fi ẹ̀tọ́ fún láti di ọmọ Ọlọ́run; 13 Àwọn ọmọ tí kì í ṣe nípa ẹ̀jẹ̀, tàbí nípa ti ìfẹ́ ara, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kì í ṣe nípa ìfẹ́ ti ènìyàn, bí kò ṣe láti ọwọ́ Ọlọ́run.

14 Ọ̀rọ̀ náà sì di ara, òun sì ń bá wa gbé. Àwa sì ti rí ògo rẹ̀, àní ògo ọmọ rẹ kan ṣoṣo, tí ó ti ọ̀dọ̀ Baba wá, ó kún fún oore-ọ̀fẹ́ àti òtítọ́.

15 Johanu sì jẹ́rìí nípa rẹ̀, ó kígbe, ó sì wí pé, “Èyí ni ẹni tí mo sọ̀rọ̀ rẹ̀ pé, ‘Ẹni tí ń bọ̀ lẹ́yìn mi pọ̀jù mí lọ, nítorí òun ti wà ṣáájú mi.’ ” 16 Nítorí láti inú ẹ̀kúnrẹ́rẹ́ oore-ọ̀fẹ́ rẹ̀ ni gbogbo wa sì ti gba ìbùkún kún ìbùkún. 17 Nítorí pé nípasẹ̀ Mose ni a ti fi òfin fún ni ṣùgbọ́n òun; oore-ọ̀fẹ́ àti òtítọ́ láti ipasẹ̀ Jesu Kristi wá. 18 Kò sí ẹni tí ó rí Ọlọ́run rí, bí kò ṣe òun nìkan, àní ọmọ rẹ̀ kan ṣoṣo, ẹni tí òun pàápàá jẹ́ Ọlọ́run, tí ó sì wà ní ìbásepọ̀ tí ó súnmọ́ jùlọ pẹ̀lú baba, òun náà ni ó sì fi í hàn.

Johanu sọ pé òun kì í ṣe Kristi

19 Èyí sì ni ẹ̀rí Johanu, nígbà tí àwọn Júù rán àwọn àlùfáà àti àwọn ọmọ Lefi láti Jerusalẹmu wá láti béèrè lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀ ẹni tí òun ń ṣe. 20 Òun kò sì kùnà láti jẹ́wọ́, ṣùgbọ́n òun jẹ́wọ́ wọ́ọ́rọ́wọ́ pé, “Èmi kì í ṣe Kristi náà.”

21 Wọ́n sì bi í léèrè pé, “Ta ha ni ìwọ? Elijah ni ìwọ bí?”

Ó sì wí pé, “Èmi kọ́.”

“Ìwọ ni wòlíì náà bí?”

Ó sì dáhùn pé, “Bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́.”

22 Ní ìparí wọ́n wí fún un pé, “Ta ni ìwọ í ṣe? Fún wa ní ìdáhùn kí àwa kí ó lè mú èsì padà tọ àwọn tí ó rán wa wá lọ. Kí ni ìwọ wí nípa ti ara rẹ?”

23 Johanu sì fi ọ̀rọ̀ wòlíì Isaiah fún wọn ní èsì pé, “Èmi ni ohùn ẹni tí ń kígbe ní ijù, ‘Ẹ ṣe ọ̀nà Olúwa ní títọ́.’ ”

24 Ọ̀kan nínú àwọn Farisi tí a rán 25 bi í léèrè pé, “Èéṣe tí ìwọ fi ń bamitiisi nígbà náà, bí ìwọ kì í bá ṣe Kristi, tàbí Elijah, tàbí wòlíì náà?”

26 Johanu dá wọn lóhùn, wí pé, “Èmi ń fi omi bamitiisi: ẹnìkan dúró láàrín yín, ẹni tí ẹ̀yin kò mọ̀; 27 Òun náà ni ẹni tí ń bọ̀ lẹ́yìn mi, okùn bàtà ẹni tí èmi kò tó láti tú.”

28 Àwọn nǹkan wọ̀nyí ni ó ṣẹlẹ̀ ní Betani ní òdìkejì odò Jordani, níbi tí Johanu ti ń fi omi bamitiisi.

Jesu jẹ́ Ọ̀dọ́-Àgùntàn Ọlọ́run

29 Ní ọjọ́ kejì, Johanu rí Jesu tí ó ń bọ̀ wá sí ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀, ó sì wí pé, “Wò ó, Ọ̀dọ́-àgùntàn Ọlọ́run, ẹni tí ó kó ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ ayé lọ! 30 Èyí ni ẹni tí mo ń sọ nígbà tí mo wí pé, ‘Ọkùnrin kan tí ń bọ̀ wá lẹ́yìn mi, tí ó pọ̀jù mí lọ, nítorí tí ó ti wà ṣáájú mi.’ 31 Èmi gan an kò sì mọ̀ ọ́n, ṣùgbọ́n ìdí tí mo fi wá ń fi omi ṣe ìtẹ̀bọmi ni kí a lè fi í hàn fún Israẹli.”

32 Nígbà náà ni Johanu jẹ́rìí sí i pé: “Mo rí Ẹ̀mí sọ̀kalẹ̀ láti ọ̀run wá bí àdàbà, tí ó sì bà lé e. 33 Èmí kì bá tí mọ̀ ọ́n, bí kò ṣe pé ẹni tí ó rán mi láti fi omi bamitiisi sọ fún mi pé, ‘Ọkùnrin tí ìwọ rí tí Ẹ̀mí sọ̀kalẹ̀ tí ó bà lé lórí ni ẹni tí yóò fi Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́ bamitiisi.’ 34 Èmi ti rí i, mo sì jẹ́rìí pé, èyí ni Ọmọ Ọlọ́run.”

Àwọn ọmọ-ẹ̀yìn Jesu àkọ́kọ́

35 Ní ọjọ́ kejì, Johanu dúró pẹ̀lú méjì nínú àwọn ọmọ-ẹ̀yìn rẹ̀. 36 Nígbà tí ó sì rí Jesu bí ó ti ń kọjá lọ, ó wí pé, “Wò ó Ọ̀dọ́-àgùntàn Ọlọ́run!”

37 Nígbà tí àwọn ọmọ-ẹ̀yìn méjì náà sì gbọ́ ohun tí ó wí yìí, wọ́n bẹ̀rẹ̀ sì í tọ Jesu lẹ́yìn. 38 Nígbà náà ni Jesu yípadà, ó rí i pé wọ́n ń tọ òun lẹ́yìn, ó sì béèrè pé, “Kí ni ẹ̀yin ń wá?”

Wọ́n wí fún un pé, “Rabbi” (ìtumọ̀ èyí tí í ṣe Olùkọ́ni), “Níbo ni ìwọ ń gbé?”

39 Ó wí fún wọn pé, “Ẹ wá wò ó, ẹ̀yin yóò sì rí i.”

Wọ́n sì wá, wọ́n sì rí ibi tí ó ń gbé, wọ́n sì wà ní ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀ ní gbogbo ọjọ́ náà. Ó jẹ́ ìwọ̀n wákàtí kẹwàá ọjọ́.

40 Anderu arákùnrin Simoni Peteru jẹ́ ọ̀kan nínú àwọn méjì tí ó gbọ́ ọ̀rọ̀ Johanu, tí ó sì tọ Jesu lẹ́yìn. 41 Ohun àkọ́kọ́ tí Anderu ṣe ni láti wá Simoni arákùnrin rẹ̀, ó sì wí fún un pé, “Àwa ti rí Messia” (ẹni tí ṣe Kristi). 42 Ó sì mú un wá sọ́dọ̀ Jesu.

Jesu sì wò ó, ó wí pé, “Ìwọ ni Simoni ọmọ Jona: Kefa ni a ó sì máa pè ọ” (ìtumọ̀ èyí tí ṣe Peteru).

Jesu pe Filipi àti Natanaeli

43 Ní ọjọ́ kejì Jesu ń fẹ́ jáde lọ sí Galili, ó sì rí Filipi, ó sì wí fún un pé, “Máa tọ̀ mí lẹ́yìn.”

44 Filipi gẹ́gẹ́ bí i Anderu àti Peteru, jẹ́ ará ìlú Betisaida. 45 Filipi rí Natanaeli, ó sì wí fún un pé, “Àwa ti rí ẹni náà tí Mose kọ nípa rẹ̀ nínú òfin àti ẹni tí àwọn wòlíì ti kọ̀wé rẹ̀—Jesu ti Nasareti, ọmọ Josẹfu.”

46 Natanaeli béèrè pé, “Nasareti? Ohun rere kan ha lè ti ibẹ̀ jáde?”

Filipi wí fún un pé, “Wá wò ó.”

47 Jesu rí Natanaeli ń bọ̀ wá sọ́dọ̀ rẹ̀, ó sì wí nípa rẹ̀ pé, “Èyí ni ọmọ Israẹli tòótọ́, nínú ẹni tí ẹ̀tàn kò sí.”

48 Natanaeli béèrè pé, “Báwo ni ìwọ ti ṣe mọ̀ mí?”

Jesu sì dáhùn pé, “Èmi rí ọ nígbà tí ìwọ wà lábẹ́ igi ọ̀pọ̀tọ́ kí Filipi tó pè ọ́.”

49 Nígbà náà ni Natanaeli sọ ọ́ gbangba pé, “Rabbi, ìwọ ni ọmọ Ọlọ́run; Ìwọ ni ọba Israẹli.”

50 Jesu sì wí fún un pé, “Ìwọ gbàgbọ́ nítorí mo wí fún ọ pé mo rí ọ lábẹ́ igi ọ̀pọ̀tọ́. Ìwọ ó rí ohun tí ó pọ̀jù ìwọ̀nyí lọ.” 51 Nígbà náà ni ó fi kún un pé, “Èmi wí fún yín nítòótọ́, ẹ̀yin yóò rí ọ̀run ṣí sílẹ̀, àwọn angẹli Ọlọ́run yóò sì máa gòkè, wọ́n ó sì máa sọ̀kalẹ̀ sórí Ọmọ Ènìyàn.”