1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6¶ There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14And 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.
15¶ 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 before me. 16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
19¶ And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 20And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. 21And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. 22Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. 24And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. 25And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? 26John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; 27He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. 28These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29¶ The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 30This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. 31And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 33And 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 Ghost. 34And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
35¶ Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; 36And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! 37And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38Then 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? 39He 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. 40One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42And 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.
43¶ The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. 44Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip 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. 46And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48Nathanael 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. 49Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 50Jesus 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. 51And 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.
Hann A Ɛwɔ Sum Mu
1Ansa na wɔrebɛbɔ wiase no, na Asɛm no wɔ hɔ dedaw. Na Asɛm no ne Onyankopɔn na ɛwɔ hɔ. Na Asɛm no yɛ Onyankopɔn. 2Mfiase no, na Asɛm no ne Onyankopɔn na ɛwɔ hɔ. 3Ɛnam ne so na wɔbɔɔ ade nyinaa. Wɔankwati no anyɛ biribiara. 4Ne mu na nkwa wɔ; na saa nkwa no na ɛma nnipa hann. 5Hann no hyerɛn wɔ sum mu a sum no ntumi nni hann no so.
6Onyankopɔn somaa ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Yohane. 7Obedii hann no ho adanse sɛnea ɛbɛma nnipa afa ne so agye hann no adi. 8Ɛnyɛ ɔno ankasa ne hann no, na mmom, ɔbaa se ɔrebedi hann no ho adanse.
9Saa hann yi ne nokware hann a ɛba wiase ma ɛhyerɛn nnipa nyinaa so no. 10Saa bere no na Asɛm no wɔ wiase. Ɛwɔ mu sɛ Onyankopɔn nam ne so na ɔbɔɔ wiase de, nanso ɔbaa wiase no, wiase anhu no. 11Ɔbaa nʼankasa ne man mu, nanso ne manfo annye no anto mu. 12Na wɔn a wogyee no, na wogyee ne din dii no, ɔmaa wɔn tumi ma wɔbɛyɛɛ Onyankopɔn mma 13wɔ honhom fam a emfi onipa anaa ɔhonam fam, na mmom efi Onyankopɔn ankasa.
14Asɛm no bɛyɛɛ onipa ne yɛn bɛtena ma yehuu nʼanuonyam sɛ ɔba koro a ofi Agya no nkyɛn a adom ne nokware ahyɛ no ma.
15Yohane kaa ne ho asɛm se, “Oyi ne nea mekaa ne ho asɛm se, ‘Nea odi mʼakyi reba no yɛ ɔkɛse sen me, efisɛ ɔwɔ hɔ ansa na wɔwoo me no.’ ” 16Ofi ne mmɔborɔhunu a to ntwa da no mu hyira yɛn nyinaa daa daa. 17Onyankopɔn nam Mose so de mmara maa yɛn, nanso ɛnam Yesu Kristo so na yenyaa adom ne nokware. 18Obiara nhuu Onyankopɔn da, gye ne Ba koro no a ɔno nso yɛ Onyankopɔn no, nea ɔwɔ Agya no nkyɛn na wada no adi no.
19Yudafo mpanyin a wɔwɔ Yerusalem somaa asɔfo ne Lewifo kɔɔ Yohane nkyɛn kobisaa no se, “Wone Agyenkwa no ana?” 20Yohane antwentwɛn asɛm no mmuae so. Ɔpaee mu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn prɛko pɛ se, “Ɛnyɛ me ne Agyenkwa no.”
21Wobisaa no se, “Ɛno de, na wone hena, Elia ana?”
Obuaa wɔn se, “Dabi.”
Wobisaa no bio se, “Wone Odiyifo no?”
Ɔsan buaa wɔn se, “Dabi”.
22Wɔsan bisaa no se, “Ɛno de, na wone hena? Ka kyerɛ yɛn na yɛnkɔbɔ wɔn a wɔsomaa yɛn no amanneɛ. Asɛm bɛn na wowɔ ka fa wo ho?”
23Yohane buaa wɔn se, “Mene nne a efi sare so a ɛteɛ mu sɛnea Odiyifo Yesaia hyɛɛ nkɔm se, ‘Munsiesie mo ho mma Awurade ba a ɔbɛba no.’ ”
24Afei wɔn a Farisifo no somaa wɔn no bisaa Yohane bio se, 25“Sɛ ɛnyɛ wo ne Agyenkwa no anaa Elia anaa Odiyifo no a, adɛn nti na wobɔ asu?”
26Yohane nso buae se, “Me de, nsu na mede bɔ asu, nanso obi wɔ mo mfimfini ha a munnim no, 27a ne mpaboa mpo memfata sɛ meworɔw; ɔno na obedi mʼakyi aba.”
28Saa asɛm yi sii Betania a ɛwɔ Asubɔnten Yordan agya, faako a na Yohane rebɔ asu no.
Yohane Di Yesu Ho Adanse
29Ade kyee a Yohane huu Yesu sɛ ɔreba ne nkyɛn no, ɔteɛɛ mu kae se, “Hwɛ, Onyankopɔn Guamma a oyi wiase bɔne kɔ no! 30Oyi ne nea mekaa ne ho asɛm se, ‘Nea odi mʼakyi reba no yɛ ɔkɛse sen me, efisɛ na ɔwɔ hɔ ansa na mereba.’ 31Me de, na minnim no, nanso mede nsu bɛbɔɔ asu sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ na mɛda no adi akyerɛ Israel.”
32Na Yohane dii adanse se, “Mihuu Honhom no sɛ asian aba ne so sɛ aborɔnoma a ɔresian afi ɔsoro. 33Na anka minnim no, nanso bere a Onyankopɔn somaa me se memfa nsu mmɔ asu no, ɔka kyerɛɛ me se, ‘Onipa a wubehu sɛ Honhom no besian aba ne so no, ɔno ne nea worehwɛ nʼanim no. Ɔno na ɔde Honhom Kronkron bɛbɔ asu.’ 34Mahu eyinom nyinaa sɛ aba mu na midi ho adanse sɛ oyi ne Onyankopɔn Ba no.”
Yesu Asuafo A Wodi Kan
35Ade kyee a Yohane ne nʼasuafo no mu baanu gyina baabi no, wohuu sɛ Yesu retwa mu. 36Yohane hwɛɛ no kae se, “Oyi ne Onyankopɔn Guamma no!”
37Asuafo baanu no tee nea ɔkae no, wokodii Yesu akyi. 38Yesu twaa nʼani huu sɛ wodi nʼakyi no, obisaa wɔn se, “Dɛn na morehwehwɛ?”
Wɔn nso bisaa no se, “Rabi” (a ne nkyerɛase ne Kyerɛkyerɛfo), “ɛhe na wote?”
39Obuaa wɔn se, “Mommra mmɛhwɛ.”
Enti wɔne no kɔ kɔhwɛɛ faako a ɔte na wɔne no tenaa hɔ fii awia nnɔnnan kosii anwummere.
40Nnipa baanu a wɔtee Yohane asɛm no nti ɛma wokodii Yesu akyi no mu baako ne Simon Petro nua Andrea. 41Ade a edi kan a Andrea yɛe ne sɛ, ɔkɔhwehwɛɛ ne nua Petro ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Yɛahu Agyenkwa no” (Kristo no). 42Ɔde Petro kɔɔ Yesu nkyɛn.
Yesu hwɛɛ Petro dinn ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Wone Simon, Yohane ba no. Nanso efi nnɛ rekɔ wɔbɛfrɛ wo Kefa” (ɛno ara ne Petro a ne nkyerɛase ne Ɔbotan no).
Yesu Frɛ Filipo Ne Natanael
43Ade kyee no, Yesu yɛɛ nʼadwene sɛ ɔbɛkɔ Galilea. Ohuu Filipo ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Di mʼakyi.”
44Na Filipo nso fi Betsaida a na Petro ne Andrea nso fi no. 45Filipo fii hɔ kɔɔ Natanael nkyɛn kɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Yɛahu Agyenkwa no a Mose ne adiyifo no hyɛɛ ne ho nkɔm no. Wɔfrɛ no Yesu. Ɔyɛ Yosef a ofi Nasaret no ba.”
46Natanael bisaa Filipo se, “Ade pa bi betumi afi Nasaret aba?”
Filipo nso ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Bra na bɛhwɛ.”
47Bere a Yesu huu Natanael sɛ ɔreba no, ɔkae se, “Israelni nokwafo ni ampa.”
48Natanael bisaa Yesu se, “Woyɛɛ dɛn huu sɛnea mete?”
Yesu nso buaa no se, “Bere a wowɔ borɔdɔma dua no ase hɔ no na mihuu wo ansa na Filipo rebɛfrɛ wo.”
49Natanael kae se, “Kyerɛkyerɛfo, wone Onyankopɔn Ba no, Israelhene no!”
50Yesu bisaa no se, “Esiane sɛ meka kyerɛɛ wo sɛ mihuu wo wɔ borɔdɔma dua no ase nti na wugye di ana? Wubehu nneɛma akɛse a ɛsen eyinom. 51Mereka nokware akyerɛ mo se, mubehu sɛ ɔsoro abue na Onyankopɔn abɔfo redi aforosian wɔ Onipa Ba no so.”