King James Version

John 1:1-51

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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Yohane 1:1-51

Hann A Ɛwɔ Sum Mu

1Ansa na wɔrebɛbɔ ewiase no, na Asɛm no wɔ hɔ dada. Na Asɛm no ne Onyankopɔn na ɛwɔ hɔ. Na Asɛm no yɛ Onyankopɔn. 2Ahyɛaseɛ no, na Asɛm no ne Onyankopɔn na ɛwɔ hɔ. 3Ɛnam ne so na wɔbɔɔ adeɛ nyinaa. Wɔankwati no anyɛ biribiara. 4Ne mu na nkwa wɔ; na saa nkwa no na ɛma nnipa hann. 5Hann no hyerɛn wɔ esum mu a esum no ntumi nni hann no so.

6Onyankopɔn somaa ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Yohane. 7Ɔbɛdii hann no ho adanseɛ sɛdeɛ ɛbɛma nnipa afa ne so agye hann no adi. 8Ɛnyɛ ɔno ankasa ne hann no, na mmom, ɔbaa sɛ ɔrebɛdi hann no ho adanseɛ.

9Saa hann yi ne nokorɛ hann a ɛba ewiase ma ɛhyerɛn nnipa nyinaa so no. 10Saa ɛberɛ no, na Asɛm no wɔ ewiase. Ɛwom sɛ Onyankopɔn nam ne so na ɔbɔɔ ewiase deɛ, nanso ɔbaa ewiase no, ewiase anhunu no. 11Ɔbaa nʼankasa ne ɔman mu, nanso ne manfoɔ annye no anto mu. 12Na wɔn a wɔgyee no, na wɔgyee ne din diiɛ no, ɔmaa wɔn tumi ma wɔbɛyɛɛ Onyankopɔn mma 13wɔ honhom fam, a ɛmfiri onipa anaa ɔhonam fam, na mmom ɛfiri Onyankopɔn ankasa.

14Asɛm no bɛyɛɛ onipa ne yɛn bɛtenaeɛ ma yɛhunuu nʼanimuonyam sɛ ɔba korɔ a ɔfiri Agya no nkyɛn a adom ne nokorɛ ahyɛ no ma.

15Yohane kaa ne ho asɛm sɛ, “Yei ne deɛ mekaa ne ho asɛm sɛ, ‘Deɛ ɔdi mʼakyi reba no yɛ kɛse sene me, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔwɔ hɔ ansa na wɔwoo me no.’ ” 16Ɔfiri ne mmɔborɔhunu a ɛtoɔ ntwa da no mu hyira yɛn nyinaa daa daa. 17Onyankopɔn nam Mose so de mmara maa yɛn, nanso ɛnam Yesu so na yɛnyaa adom ne nokorɛ. 18Obiara nhunuu Onyankopɔn da, gye ne Ba korɔ no a ɔno nso yɛ Onyankopɔn no, deɛ ɔwɔ Agya no nkyɛn na wada no adi no.

Yohane Adansedie

19Yudafoɔ mpanin a wɔwɔ Yerusalem somaa asɔfoɔ ne Lewifoɔ kɔɔ Yohane nkyɛn kɔbisaa no sɛ, “Wone Agyenkwa no anaa?” 20Yohane antwentwɛn asɛm no mmuaeɛ so. Ɔpaee mu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn prɛko pɛ sɛ, “Ɛnyɛ mene Agyenkwa no.”

21Wɔbisaa no sɛ, “Ɛnneɛ, na wone hwan, Elia anaa?”

Ɔbuaa wɔn sɛ, “Dabi.”

Wɔbisaa no bio sɛ, “Wone Odiyifoɔ no?”

Ɔsane buaa wɔn sɛ, “Dabi”.

22Wɔsane bisaa no sɛ, “Ɛnneɛ, na wone hwan? Ka kyerɛ yɛn na yɛnkɔbɔ wɔn a wɔsomaa yɛn no amaneɛ. Asɛm bɛn na wowɔ ka fa wo ho?”

23Yohane buaa wɔn sɛ, “Mene nne a ɛfiri ɛserɛ so a ɛreteam, sɛdeɛ Odiyifoɔ Yesaia hyɛɛ nkɔm sɛ, ‘Monsiesie mo ho mma Awurade ba a ɔbɛba no no.’ ”

24Afei, wɔn a Farisifoɔ no somaa wɔn no bisaa Yohane bio sɛ, 25“Sɛ ɛnyɛ wone Agyenkwa no anaa Elia anaa Odiyifoɔ no a, adɛn enti na wobɔ asu?”

26Yohane nso buaa sɛ, “Me deɛ, nsuo na mede bɔ asu, nanso obi wɔ mo mfimfini ha a monnim no, 27a ne mpaboa mpo memfata sɛ meworɔ; ɔno na ɔbɛdi mʼakyi aba.”

28Saa asɛm yi sii Betania a ɛwɔ Asubɔnten Yordan agya, faako a na Yohane rebɔ asu no.

Yesu, Onyankopɔn Dwammaa No

29Adeɛ kyeeɛ a Yohane hunuu Yesu sɛ ɔreba ne nkyɛn no, ɔteaam kaa sɛ, “hwɛ, Onyankopɔn Dwammaa a ɔyi ewiase bɔne korɔ no! 30Yei ne deɛ mekaa ne ho asɛm sɛ, ‘Deɛ ɔdi mʼakyi reba no yɛ kɛse sene me, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɔwɔ hɔ ansa na mereba.’ 31Me deɛ, na mennim no, nanso mede nsuo bɛbɔɔ asu, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ na mɛda no adi akyerɛ Israel.”

32Na Yohane dii adanseɛ sɛ, “Mehunuu Honhom no sɛ asiane aba ne so sɛ aborɔnoma a ɔresiane firi soro. 33Na anka mennim no, nanso ɛberɛ a Onyankopɔn somaa me sɛ memfa nsuo mmɔ asu no, ɔka kyerɛɛ me sɛ, ‘Onipa a wobɛhunu sɛ Honhom no bɛsiane aba ne so no, ɔno ne deɛ worehwɛ nʼanim no. Ɔno na ɔde Honhom Kronkron bɛbɔ asu.’ 34Mahunu yeinom nyinaa sɛ aba mu na medi ho adanseɛ sɛ yei ne Onyankopɔn Ba no.”

Yesu Asuafoɔ A Wɔdi Kan

35Adeɛ kyeeɛ a Yohane ne nʼasuafoɔ no mu baanu gyina baabi no, wɔhunuu sɛ Yesu retwam. 36Yohane hwɛɛ no, kaa sɛ, “Yei ne Onyankopɔn Dwammaa no!”

37Asuafoɔ baanu no tee deɛ ɔkaeɛ no, wɔkɔdii Yesu akyi. 38Yesu twaa nʼani hunu sɛ wɔdi nʼakyi no, ɔbisaa wɔn sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na morehwehwɛ?”

Wɔn nso bisaa no sɛ, “Rabi” (a ne nkyerɛaseɛ ne Ɔkyerɛkyerɛfoɔ), “ɛhe na wote?”

39Ɔbuaa wɔn sɛ, “Mommra mmɛhwɛ.”

Enti, wɔne no kɔ kɔhwɛɛ faako a ɔte no ne no tenaa hɔ firi awia nnɔnnan kɔsii anwummerɛ.

40Nnipa baanu a wɔtee Yohane asɛm no enti ɛmaa wɔkɔdii Yesu akyi no mu baako ne Simon Petro nua Andrea. 41Adeɛ a ɛdi ɛkan a Andrea yɛeɛ ne sɛ, ɔkɔhwehwɛɛ ne nua Petro ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Yɛahunu Mesia no.” 42Ɔde Petro kɔɔ Yesu nkyɛn.

Yesu hwɛɛ Petro dinn ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Wone Simon, Yohane ba no. Nanso, ɛfiri ɛnnɛ rekɔ wɔbɛfrɛ wo Kefa.” Ɛno ara ne Petro a nʼasekyerɛ ne Ɔbotan no.

Yesu Frɛ Filipo Ne Natanael

43Adeɛ kyeeɛ no, Yesu yɛɛ nʼadwene sɛ ɔbɛkɔ Galilea. Ɔhunuu Filipo ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Di mʼakyi.”

44Filipo nso na ɔfiri Betsaida a ɛhɔ na Petro ne Andrea nso firi. 45Filipo firi hɔ kɔɔ Natanael nkyɛn kɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Yɛahunu Agyenkwa no a Mose ne adiyifoɔ no hyɛɛ ne ho nkɔm no no. Wɔfrɛ no Yesu. Ɔyɛ Yosef a ɔfiri Nasaret no ba.”

46Natanael bisaa Filipo sɛ, “Ade pa bi bɛtumi afiri Nasaret aba?”

Filipo nso ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Bra na bɛhwɛ.”

47Ɛberɛ a Yesu hunuu Natanael sɛ ɔreba no, ɔkaa sɛ, “Israelni nokwafoɔ ni ampa.”

48Natanael bisaa Yesu sɛ, “Woyɛɛ dɛn hunuu sɛdeɛ meteɛ?”

Yesu nso buaa no sɛ, “Ɛberɛ a wowɔ borɔdɔma dua no ase hɔ no na mehunuu wo ansa na Filipo rebɛfrɛ wo.”

49Natanael kaa sɛ, “Ɔkyerɛkyerɛfoɔ, wone Onyankopɔn Ba, Israelhene no!”

50Yesu bisaa no sɛ, “Esiane sɛ meka kyerɛɛ wo sɛ mehunuu wo wɔ borɔdɔma dua no ase enti na wogye di anaa? Wobɛhunu nneɛma akɛseɛ a ɛsene yeinom. 51Mereka nokorɛ akyerɛ mo sɛ, mobɛhunu sɛ ɔsoro abue na Onyankopɔn abɔfoɔ redi aforosiane Onipa Ba no soɔ.”