New Living Translation

John 1

Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word

1In the beginning the Word already existed.
    The Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
    and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,[a]
    and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it.[b]

God sent a man, John the Baptist,[c] to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. 11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

14 So the Word became human[d] and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.[e] And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’”

16 From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.[f] 17 For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God,[g] is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.

The Testimony of John the Baptist

19 This was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants[h] from Jerusalem to ask John, “Who are you?” 20 He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.”

21 “Well then, who are you?” they asked. “Are you Elijah?”

“No,” he replied.

“Are you the Prophet we are expecting?”[i]


22 “Then who are you? We need an answer for those who sent us. What do you have to say about yourself?”

23 John replied in the words of the prophet Isaiah:

“I am a voice shouting in the wilderness,
    ‘Clear the way for the Lord’s coming!’”[j]

24 Then the Pharisees who had been sent 25 asked him, “If you aren’t the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet, what right do you have to baptize?”

26 John told them, “I baptize with[k] water, but right here in the crowd is someone you do not recognize. 27 Though his ministry follows mine, I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandal.”

28 This encounter took place in Bethany, an area east of the Jordan River, where John was baptizing.

Jesus, the Lamb of God

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’ 31 I did not recognize him as the Messiah, but I have been baptizing with water so that he might be revealed to Israel.”

32 Then John testified, “I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him. 33 I didn’t know he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.[l]

The First Disciples

35 The following day John was again standing with two of his disciples. 36 As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and declared, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!” 37 When John’s two disciples heard this, they followed Jesus.

38 Jesus looked around and saw them following. “What do you want?” he asked them.

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

39 “Come and see,” he said. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon when they went with him to the place where he was staying, and they remained with him the rest of the day.

40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. 41 Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”[m]).

42 Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “Your name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas” (which means “Peter”[n]).

43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come, follow me.” 44 Philip was from Bethsaida, Andrew and Peter’s hometown.

45 Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses[o] and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.”

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

“Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied.

47 As they approached, Jesus said, “Now here is a genuine son of Israel—a man of complete integrity.”

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

Jesus replied, “I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you.”

49 Then Nathanael exclaimed, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God—the King of Israel!”

50 Jesus asked him, “Do you believe this just because I told you I had seen you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” 51 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down on the Son of Man, the one who is the stairway between heaven and earth.[p]

Notas al pie

  1. 1:3-4 Or and nothing that was created was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything.
  2. 1:5 Or and the darkness has not understood it.
  3. 1:6 Greek a man named John.
  4. 1:14a Greek became flesh.
  5. 1:14b Or grace and truth; also in 1:17.
  6. 1:16 Or received the grace of Christ rather than the grace of the law; Greek reads received grace upon grace.
  7. 1:18 Some manuscripts read But the one and only Son.
  8. 1:19 Greek and Levites.
  9. 1:21 Greek Are you the Prophet? See Deut 18:15, 18; Mal 4:5-6.
  10. 1:23 Isa 40:3.
  11. 1:26 Or in; also in 1:31, 33.
  12. 1:34 Some manuscripts read the Son of God.
  13. 1:41 Messiah (a Hebrew term) and Christ (a Greek term) both mean “anointed one.”
  14. 1:42 The names Cephas (from Aramaic) and Peter (from Greek) both mean “rock.”
  15. 1:45 Greek Moses in the law.
  16. 1:51 Greek going up and down on the Son of Man; see Gen 28:10-17. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.

Nkwa Asem

Yohane 1

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. Mfitiase no, na Asɛm no ne Onyankopɔn na ɛwɔ hɔ. Ɛnam ne so na wɔbɔɔ ade nyinaa. Wɔankwati no anyɛ biribiara. Ne mu na nkwa wɔ; na saa nkwa no na ɛma nnipa hann. Hann no hyerɛn wɔ sum mu a sum no ntumi nni hann no so.

Onyankopɔn somaa ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Yohane. Obedii hann no ho adanse sɛnea ɛbɛma nnipa nam ne so agye hann no adi. Ɛnyɛ ɔno ankasa ne hann no, na mmom, ɔbae sɛ ɔrebedi hann no ho adanse. 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.”

Yohane adansedi

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.”