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.
11:1 a Kub 19:13 b Yk 17:5; 1Yk 1:2 c Baf 2:6Kigambo yaliwo ng’ensi tennatondebwa. Kigambo1:1 Kigambo ye Kristo yali ne Katonda, era Kigambo yali Katonda. 21:2 Lub 1:1Oyo, okuva ku lubereberye yaliwo ne Katonda.
31:3 1Ko 8:6; Bak 1:16Ebintu byonna byatondebwa ku lulwe, era tewaliiwo kintu na kimu ekyatondebwa nga taliiwo. 41:4 a Yk 5:26; 11:25 b Yk 8:12Mu ye mwe mwali obulamu; era obulamu buno ne buba ekitangaala eri abantu. 51:5 Yk 3:19Omusana ne gwaka mu kizikiza, naye ekizikiza tekyaguyinza.
61:6 Mat 3:1Ne walabika omuntu ng’ayitibwa Yokaana, Katonda gwe yatuma, 71:7 a nny 15, 19, 32 b nny 12eyajja okutegeeza abantu ebifa ku musana, bonna bakkirize nga bayita mu ye. 8Yokaana si ye yali Omusana, wabula ye yatumibwa ategeeze eby’Omusana.
91:9 a 1Yk 2:8 b Is 49:6Kristo ye yali Omusana, omusana ogw’amazima, ogujja mu nsi, okwakira buli muntu. 101:10 Beb 1:2Kyokka newaakubadde Kigambo oyo ye yatonda ensi, bwe yajja mu nsi, ensi teyamutegeera. 11Yajja eri abantu be, naye abantu be ne batamusembeza. 121:12 a nny 7 b 1Yk 3:23 c Bag 3:26Naye bonna abaamusembeza, yabawa obuyinza okufuuka abaana ba Katonda; be bo abakkiriza erinnya lye. 131:13 Yk 3:6; Yak 1:18Abataazaalibwa musaayi, oba okwagala kw’omubiri, wadde okwagala kw’omuntu, naye abaazaalibwa okwagala kwa Katonda. 141:14 a Bag 4:4 b Yk 14:6Kigambo n’afuuka omubiri, n’abeera mu ffe, ne tulaba ekitiibwa kye, ng’eky’oyo omu yekka eyava eri kitaffe ng’ajjudde ekisa n’amazima.
151:15 a nny 7 b nny 30; Mat 3:11Yokaana Omubatiza yamwogerako, ng’alangirira nti, “Ono ye oyo gwe nayogerako nti, ‘Waliwo ajja emabega wange, eyansoka okubaawo, kubanga yaliwo nga sinnabaawo.’ ” 161:16 Bef 1:23; Bak 1:19Ku kujjula kwe ffenna kwe twagabana ekisa ekisukiridde ekisa. 171:17 a Yk 7:19 b nny 14Amateeka gaatuweebwa nga gayita mu Musa, naye Yesu Kristo ye yaaleeta ekisa n’amazima. 181:18 a Kuv 33:20; Yk 6:46; Bak 1:15; 1Ti 6:16 b Yk 3:16, 18; 1Yk 4:9Tewali n’omu eyali alabye ku Katonda, okuggyako Omwana we omu yekka, abeera mu kifuba kya kitaffe, oyo ye yatutegeeza byonna ebimufaako.
Yokaana Omubatiza ategeeza nga bw’atali Kristo
191:19 Yk 2:18; 5:10, 16; 6:41, 52Bino bye bigambo Yokaana Omubatiza bye yategeeza abakulembeze b’Abayudaaya bwe baamutumira bakabona n’Abaleevi okuva mu Yerusaalemi ne bamubuuza nti, “Ggwe ani?” 201:20 Yk 3:28; Luk 3:15, 16Teyagaana kubaddamu, wabula yayatulira ddala nti, “Si nze Kristo.”
211:21 a Mat 11:14 b Ma 18:15Ne bamubuuza nti, “Kale ggwe ani? Ggwe Eriya?”
Yokaana Omubatiza n’addamu nti, “Nedda, si nze ye.”
Ne bongera okumubuuza nti, “Ggwe Nnabbi ayogerwako?”
N’addamu nti, “Nedda.”
22Awo ne bamugamba nti, “Abatutumye tunaabagamba nti, Ggwe ani? Weeyita otya?” 231:23 a Mat 3:1 b Is 40:3N’abaddamu nti,
“Nze ndi ddoboozi ly’oyo ayogerera mu ddoboozi ery’omwanguka ng’asinziira mu ddungu nti,
‘Mutereeze ekkubo lya Mukama mweteekereteekere okujja kwe, nga nnabbi Isaaya bwe yayogera.’ ”
24Abaatumibwa baava eri Abafalisaayo. 25Awo ne babuuza Yokaana nti, “Kale lwaki obatiza, obanga si ggwe Kristo oba Eriya oba nnabbi oli?”
26Yokaana n’addamu nti, “Nze mbatiza na mazzi, naye waliwo ayimiridde wakati mu mmwe gwe mutamanyi, 271:27 nny 15, 30anvaako emabega, nze sisaanira na kusumulula buguwa bwa ngatto ze.” 281:28 Yk 3:26; 10:40Ebyo byali Besaniya, emitala w’omugga Yoludaani, Yokaana Omubatiza gye yabatirizanga.
Yesu Omwana gw’Endiga owa Katonda
291:29 nny 36; Is 53:7; 1Pe 1:19; Kub 5:6Ku lunaku olwaddirira, Yokaana Omubatiza n’alaba Yesu ng’ajja, n’agamba nti, “Mulabe Omwana gw’Endiga owa Katonda aggyawo ebibi by’ensi. 301:30 nny 15, 27Ye wuuyo gwe nayogerako, bwe nagamba nti, ‘Waliwo omuntu anvaako emabega ye ansinga obuyinza, kubanga ye yaliwo nga nze sinnabaawo.’ 31Nange nnali simumanyi, wabula nze najja okubatiza n’amazzi, ndyoke mulage eri abantu ba Isirayiri.”
321:32 Mat 3:16; Mak 1:10Awo Yokaana Omubatiza n’abategeeza nga bwe yalaba Mwoyo Mutukuvu ng’akka okuva mu ggulu ng’ali ng’ejjiba n’abeera ku Yesu, 331:33 a Mak 1:4 b Mat 3:11; Mak 1:8n’abagamba nti, “Nze saamutegeera, kyokka Katonda bwe yantuma okubatiza yaŋŋamba nti, ‘Bw’olabanga Mwoyo Mutukuvu ng’akka n’abeera ku muntu, nga oyo, ye Kristo abatiza ne Mwoyo Mutukuvu.’ 341:34 nny 49; Mat 4:3Ekyo nkirabye era nkiweerako obujulirwa nti Ye Mwana wa Katonda.”
Abayigirizwa ba Yesu Abaasooka
351:35 Mat 3:1Awo ku lunaku olwaddirira nate Yokaana bwe yali ayimiridde n’abayigirizwa be babiri, 361:36 nny 29Yesu n’ayitawo ng’atambula. Yokaana n’amutunuulira enkaliriza n’agamba nti, “Mulabe Omwana gw’Endiga wa Katonda.”
37Awo abayigirizwa abo ababiri bwe baawulira ekyo ne bagoberera Yesu. 381:38 nny 49; Mat 23:7Yesu bwe yakyuka n’abalaba nga bamugoberera n’ababuuza nti, “Mwagala ki?”
Ne bamuddamu nti, “Labbi” (ekitegeeza nti: “Omuyigiriza”), “obeera wa?”
39N’abaddamu nti, “Mujje mulabeyo.”
Awo ne bagenda naye gye yali abeera, olunaku olwo ne baluzibiza eyo nga bali naye, obudde bwali ng’essaawa kkumi ez’olweggulo okutuusa akawungeezi.
40Omu ku abo ababiri abaawulira Yokaana ng’ayogera ne bagoberera Yesu, yali Andereya, muganda wa Simooni Peetero. 411:41 Yk 4:25Awo Andereya n’agenda anoonya muganda we Simooni n’amugamba nti, “Tulabye Masiya” (amakulu nti Kristo). 421:42 a Lub 17:5, 15 b Mat 16:18Andereya n’atwala Simooni eri Yesu.
Yesu bwe yeetegereza Simooni, n’amugamba nti, “Ggwe Simooni omwana wa Yokaana, kale onooyitibwanga Keefa,” amakulu nti Peetero.
Yesu Ayita Firipo ne Nassanayiri
431:43 a Mat 10:3; Yk 6:5-7; 12:21, 22; 14:8, 9 b Mat 4:19Ku lunaku olwaddirira, Yesu n’agenda e Ggaliraaya, bwe yasanga Firipo n’amugamba nti, “Ngoberera.”
441:44 Mat 11:21; Yk 12:21Firipo yali wa mu kibuga Besusayida ewaabwe wa Andereya ne Peetero. 451:45 a Yk 21:2 b Luk 24:27 c Luk 24:27 d Mat 2:23; Mak 1:24 e Luk 3:23Firipo bwe yalaba Nassanayiri, n’amugamba nti, “Tulabye Yesu mutabani wa Yusufu ow’e Nazaaleesi, Musa ne bannabbi gwe baawandiikako.”
461:46 Yk 7:41, 42, 52Nassanayiri n’amuddamu nti, “Mu Nazaaleesi musobola okuvaamu ekintu ekirungi?”
Firipo kwe kumuddamu nti, “Jjangu weerabireko.”
471:47 a Bar 9:4, 6 b Zab 32:2Nassanayiri bwe yali asemberera Yesu, Yesu n’agamba nti, “Laba, Omuyisirayiri wawu ataliimu bukuusa.”
48Nassanayiri kwe kumuddamu nti, “Ontegedde otya?”
Yesu n’amugamba nti, “Firipo bw’abadde tannakutuukako, nkulabye ng’oli wansi w’omutiini.”
491:49 a nny 38; Mat 23:7 b Mat 23:34; 4:3 c Mat 2:2; 27:42; Yk 12:13Nassanayiri n’amuddamu nti, “Labbi, oli Mwana wa Katonda, gwe Kabaka wa Isirayiri!”
50Awo Yesu n’amugamba nti, “Okkiriza kubanga nkugambye nti nkulabye ng’oli wansi w’omutiini? Oliraba n’ebisinga awo obukulu. 511:51 a Mat 3:16 b Lub 28:12 c Mat 8:20Ddala ddala nkugamba nti oliraba eggulu nga libikkuse ne bamalayika ba Katonda nga balinnya era nga bakkira ku Mwana w’Omuntu.”