New International Version

John 1:1-51

The Word Became Flesh

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome1:5 Or understood it.

6There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8He 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. 10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

15(John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ ”) 16Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and1:18 Some manuscripts but the only Son, who is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah

19Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders1:19 The Greek term traditionally translated the Jews (hoi Ioudaioi) refers here and elsewhere in John’s Gospel to those Jewish leaders who opposed Jesus; also in 5:10, 15,16; 7:1,11,13; 9:22; 18:14,28,36; 19:7,12,31,38; 20:19. in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.”

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

He said, “I am not.”

“Are you the Prophet?”

He answered, “No.”

22Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”

23John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’ ”1:23 Isaiah 40:3

24Now the Pharisees who had been sent 25questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”

26“I baptize with1:26 Or in; also in verses 31 and 33 (twice) water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. 27He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”

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

John Testifies About Jesus

29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 31I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”

32Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.”1:34 See Isaiah 42:1; many manuscripts is the Son of God.

John’s Disciples Follow Jesus

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

37When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”

They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”

39“Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”

So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.

40Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). 42And he brought him to Jesus.

Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter1:42 Cephas (Aramaic) and Peter (Greek) both mean rock.).

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”

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

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

“Come and see,” said Philip.

47When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”

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

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

49Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”

50Jesus said, “You believe1:50 Or Do you believe…? because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51He then added, “Very truly I tell you,1:51 The Greek is plural. you1:51 The Greek is plural. will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’1:51 Gen. 28:12 the Son of Man.”

Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Juan 1:1-51

Ang Salitang Nakapagbibigay ng Buhay na Walang Hanggan

1Nang pasimula, naroon na ang tinatawag na Salita. Ang Salita ay kasama ng Dios at ang Salita ay Dios. 2Sa simula paʼy kasama na siya ng Dios. 3Nilikha ang lahat ng bagay sa pamamagitan niya, at walang anumang nalikha nang hindi sa pamamagitan niya. 4Ang Salita ang pinagmumulan ng buhay, at ang buhay na itoʼy ilaw, dahil ito ang nagbibigay-liwanag sa mga tao. 5Ang ilaw na itoʼy nagliliwanag sa kadiliman,1:5 kadiliman: Ang ibig sabihin, kasamaan. at hindi ito nadaig ng kadiliman.1:5 hindi ito nadaig ng kadiliman: o, hindi ito naunawaan ng mga nasa kadiliman.

6Isinugo ng Dios ang isang tao na ang pangalan ay Juan. 7Isinugo siya upang magpatotoo kung sino ang ilaw, upang sa pamamagitan ng kanyang patotoo ay sumampalataya ang lahat ng tao. 8Hindi si Juan ang mismong ilaw, kundi naparito siya upang magpatotoo kung sino ang ilaw. 9Ang tunay na ilaw na nagbibigay-liwanag sa lahat ng tao ay dumating na sa mundo. 10Naparito siya sa mundo. At kahit na nilikha ang mundo sa pamamagitan niya, hindi siya kinilala ng mundo. 11Pumunta siya sa sarili niyang mga kababayan, pero tinanggihan siya ng karamihan. 12Ngunit ang lahat ng tumanggap at sumampalataya sa kanya ay binigyan niya ng karapatang maging anak ng Dios. 13Naging anak sila ng Dios hindi sa pamamagitan ng pisikal na pagkasilang o dahil sa kagustuhan ng tao kundi dahil sa kalooban ng Dios.

14Nagkatawang-tao ang Salita at namuhay na kasama natin. Nakita namin ang kadakilaan niya bilang kaisa-isang Anak ng Ama. Puspos siya ng biyaya at pawang katotohanan ang mga sinasabi niya.

15Nagpatotoo si Juan tungkol sa kanya at ito ang kanyang sinabi: “Siya ang tinutukoy ko nang sabihin kong, ‘May isang darating na kasunod ko, mas dakila siya kaysa sa akin, dahil nariyan na siya bago pa ako ipanganak.’ ”

16Sa kasaganaan ng kanyang biyaya1:16 biyaya: Sa ibang salin ng Biblia, kagandahang-loob. ay tumanggap tayong lahat ng sunud-sunod na pagpapala. 17Ibinigay sa atin ng Dios ang Kautusan sa pamamagitan ni Moises, ngunit ang biyaya at katotohanan ay napasaatin sa pamamagitan ni Jesu-Cristo. 18Wala pang nakakita sa Dios Ama kahit kailan, ngunit ipinakilala siya sa atin ng kanyang Bugtong na Anak,1:18 Bugtong na Anak: o, natatanging Anak. na Dios din nga at kapiling ng Ama.1:18 kapiling ng Ama: o, minamahal ng Ama; o, laging kasama ng Ama; sa literal, nasa dibdib ng Ama.

Ang Patotoo ni Juan tungkol kay Jesus

(Mat. 3:1-12; Mar. 1:1-8; Luc. 3:1-18)

19-20Pinapunta ng mga pinuno ng mga Judio sa Jerusalem ang ilang mga pari at Levita upang tanungin si Juan kung sino talaga siya. Tinapat sila ni Juan. Sinabi niya, “Hindi ako ang Cristo.” 21Nagtanong sila, “Kung ganoon, sino ka? Ikaw ba si Propeta Elias?” Sumagot siya, “Hindi.” Tinanong pa nila si Juan, “Ikaw ba ang Propeta na ipinangakong darating?” “Hindi rin,” sagot ni Juan. 22“Kung ganoon, sino ka talaga? Sabihin mo sa amin para may maisagot kami sa mga nagsugo sa amin. Ano ang masasabi mo tungkol sa sarili mo?” 23Sumagot si Juan, “Ako ang taong binanggit ni Propeta Isaias nang sabihin niya,

‘Maririnig ang sigaw ng isang tao sa ilang na nagsasabi,

Tuwirin ninyo ang dadaanan ng Panginoon.’ ”1:23 Isa. 40:3.

24Ang mga nagsugo sa mga taong pumunta kay Juan ay mga Pariseo.1:24 o, Ang ilan sa mga inutusang pumunta kay Juan ay mga Pariseo. 25Tinanong nila ulit si Juan, “Bakit ka nagbabautismo kung hindi naman pala ikaw ang Cristo, o si Elias, o ang Propeta?” 26Sumagot si Juan, “Nagbabautismo ako sa tubig, ngunit may nakatayong kasama ninyo na hindi ninyo nakikilala. 27Siya ang sinasabi kong darating na kasunod ko, at ni hindi man lang ako karapat-dapat na maging alipin niya.”1:27 Hindi … alipin niya: sa literal, Hindi man lang ako karapat-dapat na magkalag ng tali ng kanyang sandalyas.

28Nangyari ito sa Betania, sa kabila ng Ilog ng Jordan, kung saan nagbabautismo si Juan.

Si Jesus ang Tupa ng Dios

29Kinabukasan, nakita ni Juan si Jesus na papalapit sa kanya. Sinabi niya sa mga tao, “Narito na ang Tupa ng Dios na ihahandog upang mag-alis ng kasalanan ng mga tao sa mundo! 30Siya ang tinutukoy ko nang sabihin ko, ‘May isang darating na kasunod ko, mas dakila siya kaysa sa akin, dahil nariyan na siya bago pa ako ipanganak.’ 31Noong unaʼy hindi ko rin kilala kung sino siya. Ngunit naparito akong nagbabautismo sa tubig upang ipakilala siya sa Israel.”

32Pagkatapos, nagpatotoo si Juan, “Nakita ko ang Banal na Espiritu na bumaba mula sa langit tulad ng isang kalapati at nanatili sa kanya. 33Noong unaʼy hindi ko rin kilala kung sino siya, ngunit ang Dios na nag-utos sa akin na magbautismo sa tubig ang nagsabi sa akin, ‘Kapag nakita mong bumaba ang Banal na Espiritu at nanatili sa isang tao, ang taong iyon ang magbabautismo sa Banal na Espiritu.’ 34Nakita ko ito at nagpapatotoo ako na siya ang Anak ng Dios.”

Ang mga Unang Tagasunod ni Jesus

35Kinabukasan, naroon ulit si Juan kasama ang dalawa sa mga tagasunod niya. 36Nang makita niya si Jesus na dumaraan, sinabi niya, “Narito na ang Tupa ng Dios!” 37Nang marinig iyon ng dalawang tagasunod ni Juan, sinundan nila si Jesus. 38Lumingon si Jesus at nakita silang sumusunod. Kaya tinanong niya sila, “Ano ang kailangan ninyo?” Sumagot sila, “Rabbi, saan po kayo nakatira?” (Ang ibig sabihin ng Rabbi ay “Guro.”) 39Sinabi sa kanila ni Jesus, “Halikayo at makikita ninyo.” Kaya sumama ang dalawa at nakita nila ang tinutuluyan niya. Bandang alas kwatro na noon ng hapon, kaya doon na sila nagpalipas ng gabi. 40Ang isa sa dalawang nakarinig ng sinabi ni Juan at sumunod kay Jesus ay si Andres na kapatid ni Simon Pedro. 41Kinaumagahan, hinanap kaagad ni Andres ang kapatid niyang si Simon at sinabi sa kanya, “Natagpuan na namin ang Mesias.” (Ang ibig sabihin ng Mesias ay “Cristo”.) 42Isinama niya si Simon kay Jesus. At nang makarating sila kay Jesus, tiningnan ni Jesus si Simon at sinabi, “Ikaw si Simon na anak ni Juan, mula ngayon ay tatawagin ka nang Cefas.” (Ang Cefas ay pareho rin ng pangalang Pedro.)1:42 Ang ibig sabihin ng Cefas o Pedro ay “Bato.”

Ang Pagtawag ni Jesus kina Felipe at Natanael

43Kinabukasan, nagpasya si Jesus na pumunta sa Galilea. Pagdating niya roon, nakita niya si Felipe at sinabi niya rito, “Sumunod ka sa akin.” 44(Si Felipe ay taga-Betsaida, tulad nina Andres at Pedro.) 45Hinanap ni Felipe si Natanael at sinabi niya rito, “Natagpuan na namin ang taong tinutukoy ni Moises sa Kautusan, at maging sa mga isinulat ng mga propeta. Siya si Jesus na taga-Nazaret na anak ni Jose.” 46Tinanong siya ni Natanael, “May mabuti bang nanggagaling sa Nazaret?” Sumagot si Felipe, “Halika at tingnan mo.”

47Nang makita ni Jesus na papalapit sa kanya si Natanael, sinabi niya, “Narito ang isang tunay na Israelita na hindi nandaraya.”1:47 hindi nandaraya: o, hindi nagsisinungaling. 48Tinanong siya ni Natanael, “Paano ninyo ako nakilala?” Sumagot si Jesus, “Bago ka pa man tawagin ni Felipe, nakita na kita habang nasa ilalim ka ng puno ng igos.” 49Sinabi ni Natanael, “Guro, kayo nga ang Anak ng Dios! Kayo ang hari ng Israel!” 50Sinabi sa kanya ni Jesus, “Sumampalataya ka ba sa akin dahil sinabi kong nakita kita sa ilalim ng puno ng igos? Higit pa rito ang masasaksihan mo.” 51Sinabi pa sa kanya ni Jesus, “Sinasabi ko sa inyo ang totoo, makikita ninyo na bubukas ang langit, at makikita rin ninyo ang mga anghel ng Dios na umaakyat at bumababa sa akin na Anak ng Tao.”