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

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Evanjelium Podľa Jána 1

Svetlo svieti v tmách

1 Už od večnosti jestvovalo Slovo, ktoré bolo u Boha, a to Slovo bol Boh sám.

2-3 On, toto Slovo, stvoril všetko, čo jestvuje, a niet ničoho, čo by On nebol stvoril.

On je zdrojom všetkého života a svetlom pre každého človeka.

To svetlo prekonáva temnotu sveta a tá temnota ho nikdy nepohltí.

Boh poslal muža, ktorý sa volal Ján,

aby svedčil ľuďom, že Ježiš je tým pravým svetlom, aby všetci uverili v neho.

Ján sám nebol tým svetlom, jeho poslaním bolo iba upozorniť naň.

Tým pravým svetlom, ktoré žiari každému človeku, bol Ježiš.

10 Prišiel na svet, ktorý vznikol jeho prostredníctvom, ale svet ho nepoznal.

11 Prišiel k ľuďom, ktorých miloval, no tí ho neprijali.

12 Ale všetkým, ktorí ho prijali a uverili v neho, dal právo stať sa Božími deťmi. A všetci tí, ktorí tomu veria, stali sa členmi Božej rodiny

13 nie telesným narodením ani ľudským úsilím, ale Božím pôsobením.

14 Večné Slovo sa stalo človekom, ktorý žil medzi nami tu, na zemi, a bol plný odpúšťajúcej lásky a pravdy. Niektorí z nás videli jeho slávu -- slávu jediného Syna nebeského Otca.

Ján Krstiteľ

15 Ján Krstiteľ vydával o ňom zástupom jasné svedectvo: To je ten, ktorý prichádza po mne, ale je omnoho významnejší a bol dávno predo mnou."

16 Z jeho bohatstva sme všetci prijímali dar za darom.

17 Lebo Mojžiš nám priniesol iba zákon s jeho prísnymi požiadavkami a neľútostnou spravodlivosťou, ale v Ježišovi nám Boh daroval odpúšťajúcu lásku.

18 Boha nikto z ľudí nevidel. Iba jeho jediný Syn, ktorý je stále s ním, nám ho umožnil poznať.

Ján ohlasuje príchod Mesiáša

19 Z Jeruzalema prišli za Jánom Krstiteľom židovskí kňazi a chrámoví služobníci s otázkou, či on je ten očakávaný Mesiáš -- Boží Syn, izraelský kráľ.

20 Nie, nie som Mesiáš," povedal im otvorene.

21 A kto teda si?" spýtali sa ho znova. Si prorok Eliáš?" -- Nie som," odpovedal.

22 Tak povedz, kto si. Musíme o tebe podať správu tým, ktorí nás poslali. Za koho sa pokladáš?"

23 Som iba hlas, ktorý volá na púšti, ako to predpovedal prorok Izaiáš:Pripravte sa na Pánov príchod!"

24 Tí, ktorých poslali farizeji,

25 sa ho spýtali: Ak nie si Mesiáš ani Eliáš, ani prorok, tak akým právom krstíš?"

26 Ján im odpovedal: Ja vás krstím iba vodou, ale uprostred zástupu stojí ten, koho ešte nepoznáte.

27 Jemu nie som hodný ani len rozviazať remienok na obuvi."

Boží Baránok

28 To sa stalo v Betánii, na druhej strane Jordánu, kde Ján krstil.

29 Na druhý deň Ján videl Ježiša, ako ide k nemu, a povedal: Pozrite, Boží Baránok, ktorý na seba berie hriechy celého sveta.

30 Jeho som mal na mysli, keď som vám včera povedal, že za mnou ide omnoho významnejší muž, ktorý bol dávno predo mnou.

31 Keď som bol poverený, aby som krstil a pripravoval izraelský národ na Mesiášov príchod, ešte som nevedel, kto to je.

32 Ale Boh mi povedal:Dávaj pozor! Na koho pri krste zostúpi môj Duch a zostane na ňom, to je ten,

33 ktorý vás bude krstiť Duchom Svätým.

34 Potom som videl, ako sa Boží Duch v podobe holubice znáša z neba na Ježiša. Do tej chvíle som ho nepoznal, ale pretože sa to na ňom vyplnilo, vydávam svedectvo, že je to Boží Syn."

Prví Ježišovi učeníci

35 Na druhý deň stál Ján pri Jordáne s dvoma zo svojich učeníkov.

36 Tu opäť videl Ježiša, ako ide okolo, a zvolal: Pozrite, to je Boží Baránok!"

37 Keď to Jánovi učeníci počuli, pobrali sa za Ježišom.

38 Po chvíli sa Ježiš obrátil a videl, že idú za ním. Spýtal sa ich:

39 Čo by ste chceli?"

Majstre, kde bývaš?" povedali.

40 Poďte a uvidíte!" odpovedal im. Prijali jeho pozvanie a zostali v ten deň uňho. Bolo okolo štvrtej popoludní.

41 Jeden z tých dvoch učeníkov bol Andrej, brat Šimona Petra.

42 Po návšteve u Ježiša vyhľadal svojho brata a povedal mu: Našli sme Mesiáša -- Krista."

43 A priviedol ho k Ježišovi. Ježiš sa naňho zahľadel a povedal: Ty si Šimon, syn Jánov. Odteraz sa budeš volať Peter, to znamená Skala."

Ježiš povoláva Filipa a Natanaela

44 Na druhý deň sa Ježiš rozhodol, že pôjde do Galiley. Stretol tam Filipa a vyzval ho, aby ho nasledoval.

45 Filip, podobne ako Andrej a Peter, pochádzal z Betsaidy.

46 Filip potom vyhľadal Natanaela a povedal mu: Našli sme toho, o ktorom písal Mojžiš a ktorého predpovedali proroci. Volá sa Ježiš a je to Jozefov syn z Nazareta."

47 Môže niečo dobré pochádzať z Nazareta?" zapochyboval Natanael.

Poď a presvedč sa sám!" povedal Filip.

48 Keď Ježiš uvidel Natanaela, vyhlásil: To je pravý Izraelita, v ktorom niet ľsti."

49 Odkiaľ ma poznáš?" spýtal sa prekvapený Natanael.

Videl som ťa pod figovníkom ešte predtým, ako ťa Filip našiel," odpovedal Ježiš.

50 Majstre, ty si Boží Syn a izraelský kráľ!" zvolal Natanael.

51 Ježiš mu na to povedal: Veríš mi preto, lebo som ti povedal, že som ťa videl sedieť pod figovníkom. Uvidíš ešte väčšie veci:

52 otvorené nebo a Božích anjelov, ako vystupujú a zostupujú na mňa, Syna človeka."