New American Standard Bible

John 1

The Deity of Jesus Christ

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [a]He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [b]comprehend it.

The Witness John

There [c]came a man sent from God, whose name was John. [d]He came [e]as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. [f]He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

There was the true Light [g]which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His [h]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 children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were [i]born, not of [j]blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

The Word Made Flesh

14 And the Word became flesh, and [k]dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of [l]the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John *testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me [m]has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’” 16 For of His fullness [n]we have all received, and [o]grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth [p]were realized through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

The Testimony of John

19 This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not [q]the Christ.” 21 They asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he *said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am a 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 They asked him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the [r]Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them saying, “I baptize [s]in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know. 27 It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28 These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He on behalf of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who [t]has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’ 31 I did not recognize [u]Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing [v]in water.” 32 John testified saying, “I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not recognize [w]Him, but He who sent me to baptize [x]in water said to me, ‘He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes [y]in the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I myself have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God.”

Jesus’ Public Ministry, First Converts

35 Again the next day John was standing [z]with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?” 39 He *said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the [aa]tenth hour. 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He *found first his own brother Simon and *said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means [ab]Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of [ac]John; you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated [ad]Peter).

43 The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He *found Philip. And Jesus *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 also the Prophets wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip *said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and *said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael *said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to 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 the King of Israel.” 50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And He *said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

Notas al pie

  1. John 1:2 Lit This one
  2. John 1:5 Or overpower
  3. John 1:6 Or came into being
  4. John 1:7 Lit This one
  5. John 1:7 Lit for testimony
  6. John 1:8 Lit That one
  7. John 1:9 Or which enlightens every person coming into the world
  8. John 1:11 Or own things, possessions, domain
  9. John 1:13 Or begotten
  10. John 1:13 Lit bloods
  11. John 1:14 Or tabernacled; i.e. lived temporarily
  12. John 1:14 Or unique, only one of His kind
  13. John 1:15 Lit has become before me
  14. John 1:16 Lit we all received
  15. John 1:16 Lit grace for grace
  16. John 1:17 Lit came to be
  17. John 1:20 I.e. the Messiah
  18. John 1:25 I.e. Messiah
  19. John 1:26 The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
  20. John 1:30 Lit has become before me
  21. John 1:31 I.e. as the Messiah
  22. John 1:31 The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
  23. John 1:33 I.e. as the Messiah
  24. John 1:33 The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
  25. John 1:33 The Gr here can be translated in, with or by
  26. John 1:35 Lit and
  27. John 1:39 Perhaps 10 a.m. (Roman time)
  28. John 1:41 Gr Anointed One
  29. John 1:42 Gr Joannes
  30. John 1:42 I.e. Rock or Stone

Knijga O Kristu

Evanđelje po Ivanu 1

U početku je postojao On koji bijaše Riječ. On je bio s Bogom i bio je Bog.

U početku je bio kod Boga.

Stvorio je sve što postoji. Ne postoji ništa što nije On stvorio.

U njemu bijaše Život i taj je Život svjetlo ljudima.

To svjetlo prodire kroz tamu i tama ga nikada ne može ugasiti.

Bog je poslao Ivana Krstitelja

da svima govori o svjetlu kako bi svatko mogao povjerovati na temelju njegova svjedočanstva.

Sam Ivan nije bio svjetlo; on je bio tek svjedok koji je trebao govoriti o svjetlu.

Onaj koji je istinito svjetlo što prosvjetljuje svakog čovjeka došao je na svijet.

10 Iako je stvorio svijet, kad je došao, svijet ga nije prepoznao.

11 Nisu ga prihvatili ni u njegovoj vlastitoj zemlji, u vlastitom narodu.

12 Ali svima onima koji su povjerovali u njega i prihvatili ga dao je pravo da postanu Božjom djecom jer su se pouzdali u njegovo ime da ih spasi.

13 Svi koji povjeruju u njega ponovno se rađaju, ali ne tjelesnim rođenjem koje dolazi od ljudske strasti ili od čovjekove volje, nego od Boga.

14 Tako je On, koji bijaše Riječ, postao čovjekom i živio je ovdje na zemlji, među nama. Bio je pun milosti i istine. A mi smo vidjeli njegovu slavu, slavu Očeva Sina jedinca.

15 Ivan je za njega svjedočio vičući: 'To je onaj za kojega sam vam govorio: Dolazi za mnom netko mnogo veći od mene jer je postojao davno prije mene.'

16 Svi smo primali od njegove punine, milost za milošću.

17 Mojsije je donio Zakon, dok su po Kristu došle istina i milost.

18 Boga, zapravo, nitko nikad nije vidio osim njegova jedinorođenoga Sina - Boga - jer je on iz Očevih njedara i govorio nam je o Ocu.

Svjedočanstvo Ivana Krstitelja

19 Ovo je Ivanovo svjedočanstvo: židovi poslaše svećenike i njihove pomoćnike iz Jeruzalema da upitaju Ivana tko je on.

20 On je otvoreno priznao: 'Ja nisam Krist.'

21 'A tko si onda?' pitali su ga. 'Jesi li Ilija?''Nisam

22 'Pa tko si onda? Reci nam da možemo odgovoriti onima koji su nas poslali. Što imaš reći o sebi?'

23 On im odgovori:
    'Ja sam glas koji viče iz gole pustinje:
    "Pripravite se za dolazak Gospodnji!' kako je prorokovao Izaija.'

24 Izaslanici bijahu farizeji.

25 Upitaju ga: 'Ako nisi Krist, ni Ilija, ni Prorok, odakle ti pravo da krstiš?'

26 'Ja krstim samo vodom

27 On će uskoro započeti svoju službu među vama, a ja mu nisam dostojan ni robom biti.'[a]

28 To se dogodilo u Betaniji, s one strane Jordana na kojoj je Ivan krstio narod.

Isus, Jaganjac Božji

29 Sutradan Ivan ugleda Isusa kako mu prilazi, pa reče: 'Pogledajte! Evo Jaganjca Božjega koji odnosi grijeh svijeta!

30 Ovo je taj za kojega sam rekao: "Uskoro dolazi čovjek koji je mnogo veći od mene jer je postojao i prije mene.'

31 Nisam znao da je on taj, ali ovdje sam i krstim vodom zato da bih ga objavio izraelskom narodu.'

32 Zatim Ivan posvjedoči: 'Vidio sam Svetog Duha gdje silazi u obliku goluba i ostaje na njemu.

33 Nisam znao da je on taj

34 Vidio sam da se to dogodilo ovomu čovjeku i zato svjedočim da je on Božji Sin.'[b]

Prvi učenici

35 Sutradan je Ivan stajao s dvojicom svojih učenika,

36 a Isus je onuda prolazio. Ivan ga ugleda i reče: 'Pogledajte! Evo Jaganjca Božjega!'

37 Kad su to čula dvojica njegovih učenika, okrenu se i pođu za Isusom.

38 Isus se okrene i spazi ih kako ga slijede. 'Što hoćete?' upita ih.'Rabbi (to znači: Učitelju), gdje stanuješ?' odgovore oni pitanjem.

39 'Dođite i vidjet ćete

40 Jedan od dvojice koji su čuli što je Ivan rekao i pošli za Isusom bio je Andrija, brat Šimuna Petra.

41 Andrija najprije ode potražiti brata i kaza mu: 'Našli smo Mesiju (to znači: Krista)!'

42 I dovede Petra da upozna Isusa. Isus ga pomnjivo pogleda i reče mu: 'Ti si Šimun, Ivanov sin, ali zvat ćeš se Kefa (to znači: Petar[c])!'

43 Sutradan Isus odluči poći u Galileju. Susretne Filipa i reče mu: 'Pođi za mnom!'

44 Filip bijaše iz Betsaide, iz Petrova i Andrijina rodnoga grada.

45 Filip pak potraži Natanaela i reče mu: 'Našli smo Mesiju, onoga o kojemu su pisali Mojsije i Proroci. To je Isus, Josipov sin, iz Nazareta.'

46 'Iz Nazareta!' poviče Natanael. 'Može li odande doći što dobro?' 'Samo dođi i uvjeri se

47 Dok su se približavali, Isus ga ugleda i reče: 'Evo poštenoga čovjeka, pravog Izraelca.'

48 'Otkud znaš kakav sam?' upita Natanael.Isus mu odgovori: 'Vidio sam te pod smokvom prije nego te je Filip našao.'

49 Nato mu Natanael odgovori: 'Učitelju, ti si Božji Sin! Ti si kralj Izraela!'

50 'Zar vjeruješ samo zato što sam ti rekao da sam te vidio pod smokvom?' upita Isus. 'Vidjet ćeš i više od toga.

51 Gledat ćete, zaista vam kažem, kako se otvara nebo i kako anđeli Božji uzlaze i silaze nad Sinom Čovječjim.'[d]

Notas al pie

  1. Evanđelje po Ivanu 1:27 U grčkome: odvezati sandale.
  2. Evanđelje po Ivanu 1:34 U nekim rukopisima: Božji izabranik.
  3. Evanđelje po Ivanu 1:42 Stijena
  4. Evanđelje po Ivanu 1:51 Vidjeti Postanak 28:10-17.