The Word became flesh
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognise him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The 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.”’) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and[b] is in the closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
John the Baptist denies being the Messiah
19 Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders[c] in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, ‘I am not the Messiah.’
21 They asked him, ‘Then who are you? Are you Elijah?’
He said, ‘I am not.’
‘Are you the Prophet?’
He answered, ‘No.’
22 Finally they said, ‘Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?’
23 John 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.”’[d]
24 Now the Pharisees who had been sent 25 questioned him, ‘Why then do you baptise if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?’
26 ‘I baptise with[e] water,’ John replied, ‘but among you stands one you do not know. 27 He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.’
28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptising.
John testifies about Jesus
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, “A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.” 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptising with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.’
32 Then John gave this testimony: ‘I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptise with water told me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptise with the Holy Spirit.” 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.’[f]
John’s disciples follow Jesus
35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God!’
37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning round, 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.
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (that is, the Christ). 42 And 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 Peter[g]).
Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael
43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, ‘Follow me.’
44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip 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.
47 When 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.’
49 Then Nathanael declared, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.’
50 Jesus said, ‘You believe[h] because I told you I saw you under the fig-tree. You will see greater things than that.’ 51 He then added, ‘Very truly I tell you,[i] you[j] will see “heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on”[k] the Son of Man.’
Notas al pie
- John 1:5 Or understood
- John 1:18 Some manuscripts but the only Son, who
- John 1:19 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.
- John 1:23 Isaiah 40:3
- John 1:26 Or in; also in verses 31 and 33 (twice)
- John 1:34 See Isaiah 42:1; many manuscripts is the Son of God.
- John 1:42 Cephas (Aramaic) and Peter (Greek) both mean rock.
- John 1:50 Or Do you believe . . . ?
- John 1:51 The Greek is plural.
- John 1:51 The Greek is plural.
- John 1:51 Gen. 28:12
Hann a ɛwɔ sum mu
1Ansa na wɔrebɛbɔ wiase no, na Asɛm no wɔ hɔ dedaw. Na Asɛm no ne Onyankopɔn na ɛwɔ hɔ. Na Asɛm no yɛ Onyankopɔn. 2 Mfitiase no, na Asɛm no ne Onyankopɔn na ɛwɔ hɔ. 3 Ɛnam ne so na wɔbɔɔ ade nyinaa. Wɔankwati no anyɛ biribiara. 4 Ne mu na nkwa wɔ; na saa nkwa no na ɛma nnipa hann. 5 Hann no hyerɛn wɔ sum mu a sum no ntumi nni hann no so.
6 Onyankopɔn somaa ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Yohane. 7 Obedii hann no ho adanse sɛnea ɛbɛma nnipa nam ne so agye hann no adi. 8 Ɛnyɛ ɔno ankasa ne hann no, na mmom, ɔbae sɛ ɔrebedi hann no ho adanse. 9 Saa hann yi ne nokware hann a ɛba wiase ma ɛhyerɛn nnipa nyinaa so no.
10 Saa bere no na Asɛm no wɔ wiase. Ɛwom sɛ Onyankopɔn nam ne so na ɔbɔɔ wiase de, nanso ɔbaa wiase no , wiase anhu no. 11 Ɔbaa n’ankasa ne man mu, nanso ne manfo annye no anto mu.
12 Na wɔn a wogyee no, na wogyee ne din dii no, ɔmaa wɔn tumi ma wɔbɛyɛɛ Onyankopɔn mma, 13 wɔ honhom fam a emfi onipa anaa ɔhonam fam, na mmom efi Onyankopɔn ankasa.
14 Asɛm no bɛyɛɛ onipa ne yɛn bɛtenae ma yehuu n’anuonyam sɛ ɔba koro a ofi Agya no nkyɛn a adom ne nokware ayɛ no ma. 15 Yohane kaa ne ho asɛm se, “Oyi ne nea mekaa ne ho asɛm se, ‘Nea odi m’akyi reba no yɛ kɛse sen me, efisɛ, ɔwɔ hɔ ansa na wɔwoo me no.’ 16 Ofi ne mmɔborɔhunu a ɛto ntwa da no mu hyira yɛn nyinaa daa daa. 17 Onyankopɔn nam Mose so de mmara maa yɛn, nanso ɛnam Yesu so na yenyaa adom ne nokware. 18 Obi bi nhuu Onyankopɔn da gye ne Ba koro no a ɔte sɛ Onyankopɔn no, efisɛ, ɔne Agya no na ɛwɔ hɔ na wada Agya no ho nsɛm nyinaa adi akyerɛ yɛn.”
19 Yudafo mpanyin a wɔwɔ Yerusalem somaa asɔfo ne Lewifo kɔɔ Yohane nkyɛn kobisaa no se, “Wone Agyenkwa no anaa?”
20 Yohane antwentwɛn asɛm no mmuae so. Ɔpaee mu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn prɛko pɛ se, “Ɛnyɛ mene Agyenkwa no.”
21 Wobisaa no se, “Ɛnne, na wone hena, Elia anaa?” Obuaa wɔn se, “Dabi”. Wobisaa no bio se, “Wone Odiyifo no?” Ɔsan bua wɔn se, “Dabi”.
22 Wɔsan bisaa no se, “Ɛnne, na wone hena? Ka kyerɛ yɛn na yɛnkɔbɔ wɔn a wɔsomaa yɛn no amanneɛ. Asɛm bɛn na wowɔ ka fa wo ho?”
23 Yohane buaa wɔn se, “Mene ɛnne a efi sare so a ɛreteɛm sɛnea Odiyifo Yesaia hyɛɛ nkɔm se, ‘Munsiesie mo ho mma Awurade ba a ɔbɛba no no.’ “
24 Afei wɔn a Farisifo no somaa wɔn no bisaa Yohane bio se, 25 “Sɛ ɛnyɛ wone Agyenkwa no anaa Elia anaa Odiyifo no a, adɛn nti na wobɔ asu?”
26 Yohane nso buae se, “Me de, nsu na mede bɔ asu, nanso obi wɔ mo mfinimfini ha a munnim no, 27 a ne mpaboa mpo memfata sɛ meworɔw; ɔno na obedi m’akyi aba.” 28 Saa asɛm yi sii Betania a ɛwɔ asubɔnten Yordan agya, faako a na Yohane rebɔ asu no.
Yesu, Onyankopɔn Guammaa no
29 Ade kyee a Yohane huu Yesu sɛ ɔreba ne nkyɛn no, ɔteɛɛm kae se, “Oyi ne Onyankopɔn Guammaa a ɔnam ne so de wiase bɔne nyinaa kyɛ no! 30 Oyi ne nea mekaa ne ho asɛm se, ‘Nea odi m’akyi reba no yɛ kɛse sen me, efisɛ, na ɔwɔ hɔ ansa na wɔrewo me.’ 31 Me de, na minnim no, nanso mede nsu bɛbɔɔ asu sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ na mɛda oguammaa no adi akyerɛ Israel.”
32 Na Yohane dii adanse se, “Mihuu Honhom no sɛ asian aba ne so sɛ aborɔnoma a ɔresian fi soro. 33 Na anka minnim no, nanso na Onyankopɔn a ɔsomaa me sɛ memfa nsu mmɔ asu no aka akyerɛ me se, ‘Onipa a wubehu sɛ Honhom no besian abesi ne so no, ɔno ne obi a ɔde Honhom Kronkron no bɛbɔ asu.’ 34 Mahu eyinom nyinaa sɛ aba mu na midi ho adanse sɛ oyi ne Onyankopɔn Ba no.”
Yesu asuafo a wodi kan
35 Ade kyee a Yohane ne n’asuafo no mu baanu gyina baabi no, wohui sɛ Yesu retwam. 36 Yohane hwɛɛ no, kae se, “Oyi ne Onyankopɔn Guammaa no!”
37 Asuafo baanu no tee nea ɔkae no, wokodii Yesu akyi.
38 Yesu twaa n’ani hui sɛ wodi n’akyi no, obisaa wɔn se, “Dɛn na morehwehwɛ?” Wɔn nso bisaa no se, “Rabi, a ne nkyerɛase ne Kyerɛkyerɛfo, ɛhe na wote?”
39 Obuaa wɔn se, “Mommra mmɛhwɛ.” Enti wɔne no kɔ kɔhwɛɛ faako a ɔte no ne no tenaa hɔ fi awia nnɔnan kosii anwummere. 40 Nnipa baanu a wɔtee Yohane asɛm no nti ɛma wokodii Yesu akyi no mu baako ne Simon Petro ne nua Andrea.
41 Ade a edi kan a Andrea yɛe ne sɛ, ɔkɔhwehwɛɛ ne nua Petro ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Yɛahu Agyenkwa no.” 42 Ɔde Petro kɔɔ Yesu nkyɛn. Yesu hwɛɛ Petro dinn ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Wone Simon, Yohane ba no. Nanso efi nnɛ rekɔ wɔbɛfrɛ wo Kefa.” Ɛno ara ne Petro a n’asekyerɛ ne “Ɔbotan” no.
Yesu frɛ Filipo ne Natanael
43 Ade kyee no, Yesu yɛɛ n’adwene sɛ ɔbɛkɔ Galilea. Ohuu Filipo ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Di m’akyi.” 44 Filipo nso na ofi Betsaida a ɛhɔ na Petro ne Andrea nso fi.
45 Filipo fi hɔ kɔɔ Natanael nkyɛn kɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Yɛahu Agyenkwa no a Mose ne adiyifo no hyɛɛ ne ho nkɔm no no. Wɔfrɛ no Yesu. Ɔyɛ Yosef a ofi Nasaret no ba.”
46 Natanael bisaa Filipo se, “Ade pa bi betumi afi Nasaret da.?” Filipo nso ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Bra na bɛhwɛ.” 47 Bere a Yesu huu Natanael sɛ ɔreba no, ɔkae se, “Israelni nokwafo ni ampa.”
48 Natanael bisaa Yesu se, “Woyɛɛ dɛn huu sɛnea mete?” Yesu nso buaa no se, “Bere a wowɔ akutu dua no ase hɔ no na mihuu wo ansa na Filipo rebɛfrɛ wo.”
49 Natanael kae se, “Kyerɛkyerɛfo, wone Onyankopɔn Ba, Israelhene no!”
50 Yesu bisaa no se, “Esiane sɛ meka kyerɛɛ wo se mihuu wo wɔ akutu dua no ase nti na wugye di anaa? Wubehu anwonwade a ɛsen eyi. 51 Mereka nokware akyerɛ wo se, wubehu sɛ ɔsoro abue na Onyankopɔn abɔfo redi aforosian ba Onipa Ba no nkyɛn.”