New International Reader's Version

John 1:1-51

The Word Became a Human Being

1In the beginning, the Word was already there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3All things were made through him. Nothing that has been made was made without him. 4Life was in him, and that life was the light for all people. 5The light shines in the darkness. But the darkness has not overcome the light.

6There was a man sent from God. His name was John. 7He came to be a witness about that light. He was a witness so that all people might believe. 8John himself was not the light. He came only as a witness to the light.

9The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10The Word was in the world. And the world was made through him. But the world did not recognize him. 11He came to what was his own. But his own people did not accept him. 12Some people did accept him and did believe in his name. He gave them the right to become children of God. 13To be a child of God has nothing to do with human parents. Children of God are not born because of human choice or because a husband wants them to be born. They are born because of what God does.

14The Word became a human being. He made his home with us. We have seen his glory. It is the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father. And the Word was full of grace and truth.

15John was a witness about the Word. John cried out and said, “This was the one I was talking about. I said, ‘He who comes after me is more important than I am. He is more important because he existed before I was born.’ ” 16God is full of grace. From him we have all received grace in place of the grace already given. 17In the past, God gave us grace through the law of Moses. Now, grace and truth come to us through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God. But the One and Only is God and is at the Father’s side. The one at the Father’s side has shown us what God is like.

John the Baptist Says That He Is Not the Messiah

19The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask John who he was. John spoke the truth to them. 20He did not try to hide the truth. He spoke to them openly. He said, “I am not the Messiah.”

21They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?”

He said, “I am not.”

“Are you the Prophet we’ve been expecting?” they asked.

“No,” he answered.

22They asked one last time, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”

23John replied, using the words of Isaiah the prophet. John said, “I’m the messenger who is calling out in the desert, ‘Make the way for the Lord straight.’ ” (Isaiah 40:3)

24The Pharisees who had been sent 25asked him, “If you are not the Messiah, why are you baptizing people? Why are you doing that if you aren’t Elijah or the Prophet we’ve been expecting?”

26“I baptize people with water,” John replied. “But someone is standing among you whom you do not know. 27He is the one who comes after me. I am not good enough to untie his sandals.”

28This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan River. That was where John was baptizing.

What John Says About Jesus

29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him. John said, “Look! The Lamb of God! He takes away the sin of the world! 30This is the one I was talking about. I said, ‘A man who comes after me is more important than I am. That’s because he existed before I was born.’ 31I did not know him. But God wants to make it clear to Israel who this person is. That’s the reason I came baptizing with water.”

32Then John told them, “I saw the Holy Spirit come down from heaven like a dove. The Spirit remained on Jesus. 33I myself did not know him. But the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘You will see the Spirit come down and remain on someone. He is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34I have seen it happen. I am a witness that this is God’s Chosen One.”

John’s Disciples Follow Jesus

35The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36He saw Jesus walking by. John said, “Look! The Lamb of God!”

37The two disciples heard him say this. So they followed Jesus. 38Then Jesus turned around and saw them following. He asked, “What do you want?”

They said, “Rabbi, where are you staying?” Rabbi means Teacher.

39“Come,” he replied. “You will see.”

So they went and saw where he was staying. They spent the rest of the day with him. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.

40Andrew was Simon Peter’s brother. Andrew was one of the two disciples who heard what John had said. He had also followed Jesus. 41The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon. He told him, “We have found the Messiah.” Messiah means Christ. 42And he brought Simon to Jesus.

Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas.” Cephas means Peter, or Rock.

Jesus Chooses Philip and Nathanael

43The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”

44Philip was from the town of Bethsaida. So were Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one whom Moses wrote about in the Law. The prophets also wrote about him. He is Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46“Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.

“Come and see,” said Philip.

47Jesus saw Nathanael approaching. Here is what Jesus said about him. “He is a true Israelite. Nothing about him is false.”

48“How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.

Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree. I saw you there before Philip called you.”

49Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God. You are the king of Israel.”

50Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51Then he said to the disciples, “What I’m about to tell you is true. You will see heaven open. You will see the angels of God going up and coming down on the Son of Man.”

Mushuj Testamento Diospaj Shimi

Juan 1:1-51

Rimashca Shimimi Aichayuj tucushca

1Callaripajca, Rimashca Shimica ñami tiyarca. Chai Shimica, Taita Dios-huanmi carca. Chai Shimica, Diosllatajmi carca.

2Paica callarimantapachami, Taita Diosllahuantaj carca.

3Diosca tucui ima tiyajtaca, Paihuanmi rurarca. Imata rurashpapish, Paillahuantajmi rurarca.

4Paipimi causaica tiyarca. Chai causaimi, tucui runacunata achijyachij Luz carca.

5Chai Luzmi amsataca achijyachicun.

Amsaca chai Luztaca manataj mishai tucurcachu.

6Taita Dios cachajpimi, Juan shuti runa shamurca. 7Tucuicuna crichun nishpami, Luzta paiman ricuchishpa, chaita tucuicunaman huillachun cacharca. 8Mana Juanllatajchu Luz carca. Luz shamushcata huillachunllami paita cacharca. 9Tucuicunata achijyachij chai Luzmi, ña cai pachaman chayamurca.

10Pai quiquintajmi, cai pachapi carca. Cai pachaca Pai rurashcami. Cai pachapi causajcunaca, Pai rurashca cashpapish Paitaca mana rijsircacunachu. 11Paipaj cajcunapajmanmi shamurca. Paicunapish mana chasquircacunachu. 12Chashna cajpipish maijanlla Paita crishpa chasquijcunataca, Diosca Paipaj quiquin huahuacunatami rurarca. 13Diospaj huahua tucungapajca mana yahuarmanta, mana aicha munaimanta, mana cʼaripaj munaimanta huacharishcachu, ashtahuanpish Taita Diospaj munaimantamari Diospaj huahua tucun.

14Rimashca Shimi aichayuj tucushpami, ñucanchijpurapi causarca. Paitaca, Diospaj shujlla Churi cashpa, Yaya shinallataj tucuita yalli sumaj cajtami ricurcanchij. Paica mana cʼuyaipajta cʼuyajpish, cashcatataj huillajpishmi carca.

15Juanca, Paimanta huillacushpaca: «Caitamari sarunca: “Ñucapaj qʼuipa shamucujca, ñucapaj ñaupami ña tiyarca. Chaimanta Paica ñucata yalli jatunmari” nishpa huillarcani» nircami. 16Paica tucuita charij cashpa, mana cʼuyaipajta cʼuyashpa cujpimi, allicunataca tucuicuna jahuanpi jahuanpi chasquicunchij. 17Mandashcahuanca Moisestami cachashca. Ashtahuanpish mana cʼuyaipajta cʼuyangapajpish, cashcatataj huillaj Shimicunahuanpish, Jesucristomari shamurca. 18Taita Diostaca, pi manataj ricushcachu. Paihuan causaj, Paipaj shujlla Churillami ricushca. Paimi ñucanchijmanca rijsichirca.

Bautiźaj Juanca ‘Mana Cristochu cani’ nishcami

(Mat 3:11-12; Mar 1:7-8; Luc 3:15-17)

19Jerusalenpi causaj judiocunami:

—Canca, ¿pitaj cangui?— nishpa, Juanta tapuchun curacunata, levitacunata cacharcacuna.

Paicuna tapujpimi, Juanca pi cashcata huillarca.

20Juanca cashcallatatajmi huillarca, mana pacarcachu. Chaimantami:

—Ñucaca, mana Cristochu cani— nishpa huillarca.

21Chashna nijpica:

—Shinashpaca, ¿pitaj canguiari? ¿Eliaschu cangui?— nijpi:

—Mana chaichu cani— nircami.

Shina nijpica:

—Shinashpaca, ¿Dios ima nishcata huillangapaj shamuna cashca, chai huillajchu cangui?— nijpipish:

—¡Mana!— nircami.

22Chashna nijpica:

—Shinashpaca, ¿pitaj canguiari? ¿Canllatajca pi cashcatataj yuyanguiari? Ñucanchijta cachajcunaman huillagringapajmari, yachashun ninchij— nircacunami.

23Chashna nijpimi, Juanca:

—Dios ima nishcata huillaj Isaiasca: “Shuj runamari shitashca pambapica: ‘Mandaj Diospaj ñanta allichichij. Pai purichunca, ama quingushpalla chaqui ñancunatapish ruraichij’ nicunmari” nishpami huillarca. Chai runamari cani— nishpami cutichirca.

24Tapunaman shamujcunapuramanta fariseocunami, 25Juantaca cashna nircacuna:

—Canca ‘Cristopish, Eliaspish, chai shamuna cashca huillajpish mana canichu’ ninguica. Shinashpaca, ¿ima nishpataj bautiźacunguiari?— nircacunami.

26Chashna nijpimi, Juanca cashna nirca:

—Ñucaca, yacullahuanmari bautiźacuni, ashtahuanpish shujmari quiquincunapurallapitaj tiyan. Paitaca, manaraj rijsinguichijchu. 27Paica ñucapaj qʼuipa shamucushpapish, ñucapaj ñaupamari tiyashca. Chaimanta, ñucaca Paipaj pargate huatashcallatapish mana pascaipaj canichu— nircami.

28Jordán yacu chʼimbanij Betabarapi Juan bautiźacujpimi, chashna tucurca.

Jesusca Taita Dios cachashca Malta Ovejami

29Chai cayandij punllami Juanca, Jesús paipajman chayamucujta ricushpaca, cashna nirca:

—¡Riquichij, cai pachapi causajcunapaj juchata anchuchij, Taita Diospaj Malta Ovejaca Paimari! 30Paitamari ñucaca: “Ñucapaj qʼuipa shamucuj runaca, ñucapaj ñaupa ña tiyashcamanta, ñucata yalli jatunmari” nicurcani. 31Ñucapish Paitaca manaraj rijsircanichu. Shinapish israelcunaman Paita rijsichingapajmi, yacuhuan bautiźashpa caticurcani— nircami.

32Juanca caitapishmi pai quiquin ricushcata huillarca:

—Jahua pachamanta Diospaj Espíritu paloma shina uriyamushpa, Paipaj jahuapi tiyarishpa saquirijtami ricurcani. 33Chaicamaca, Paitaca manaraj rijsircanichu. Yacuhuan bautiźachun ñucata Cachajmi: “Pipaj jahuapimi Ñuca Espíritu uriyashpa tiyarijta ricungui, chaimi jucha illaj Espirituhuan bautiźanga” nircami. 34Ñuca quiquintaj chashna tucujta ricushpami cunancama: “Caimari Taita Diospaj Churica” nishpa rijsichimushcani— nircami.

Punta yachacujcunatami Jesús cayashca

(Mat 4:18-22; Mar 1:16-20; Luc 5:2-11)

35Cayandij punllapish cutinmi Juanca, paipaj yachacujcunamanta ishquihuan puricurca. 36Jesús chaita puricujta ricushpami, Juanca:

—¡Riquichigari, Taita Diospaj Malta Ovejaca Paimari!— nirca.

37Juan chashna nijpica, paipaj ishqui yachacujcunami Jesusta caticurcacuna. 38Paicuna caticujpimi, Jesusca tigralla ricushpaca:

—¿Imatataj mashcacunguichij?— nijpi:

—Rabí, ¿maipitaj causangui?— nircacuna.

(Rabí nishcaca: “Yachachij” nisha ninmi).

39Chashna tapujpi Jesusca:

—Jacuchij, ricunguichij— nijpimi, maipi causacushcata rijsigrircacuna.

Ña chuscu horas shina chishi cajpimi, chai chishica paihuan saquirircacuna.

40Juan huillashcata uyashpa, Jesusta catishpa rij chai ishquimanta shujca, Simón Pedropaj huauqui Andresmi carca. 41Paica, paipaj huauqui Simonhuanraj tupashpaca:

—Mesias-huanmari tupanchij— nircami.

(Mesías nishcapish, Cristo nishcapish “aceitehuan llihuishca” nisha ninmi).

42Chashna nishpami Simontaca, Jesuspajman pushamurca. Jesusca Simonta ricurashpaca:

—Canca Jonaspaj churi Simonmi cangui. Cunanca, Cefas shutitami shutichini— nircami.

(Cefas nishcaca: “Pedro” nisha ninmi).

Jesusca Felipeta Natanaeltami cayashca

43Jesusca, chai cayandij punlla Galileaman llujshiricushpami, Felipehuan tuparca. Paitami:

—Ñucata cati— nirca.

44Felipepish Andres-huan, Pedrohuan causan Betsaidamantami carca. 45Felipeca, Natanaelhuan tupashpaca:

—Moisés Quillcashca Mandashcapipish, Dios ima nishcata huillajcunapish huillashca runahuanmari tuparcanchij. Paica Nazaretmanta Josepaj churi Jesusmari— nircami.

46Chashna nijpi Natanaelca:

—Nazaretmantaca, ¿ima alli llujshipajchari?— nijpi Felipeca:

—¡Shinashpaca jacuari, ricungui!— nircami.

47Jesusca, Natanael Paipajman cʼuchuyacujta ricushpami:

—Caitajcarinpish Israel runatajmi, paica umanata mana yachanchu— nircami.

48Chashna nijpi Natanaelca:

—¿Ima shinataj ñucataca rijsingui?— nijpi, Jesusca:

—Cantaca, Felipe manaraj cayajpimari, higo yura ucupi cajpiraj ricurcani— nircami.

49Chashna nijpimi, Natanaelca:

—Rabí, Canca Diospaj Churimari cangui. Canca, israelcunata jatun Mandajmari cangui— nircami.

50Shina nijpi Jesusca, cashnami nirca:

—¿“Cantaca higo yura ucupi cajpirajmi ricurcani” nijllapichu, ñucataca cringui? Caita yallicunatapishmari ricungui. 51Cancunaca, cunanmantapachami jahua pacha pascarishcatapish, Runa Aichayujpajman Taita Diospaj angelcuna huichiyacujtapish, uriyacujtapish ricunguichij. Chaica chashnatajmari— nircami.