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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."

New International Version - UK

John 1

The Word became flesh

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

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

  1. John 1:5 Or understood
  2. John 1:18 Some manuscripts but the only Son, who
  3. 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.
  4. John 1:23 Isaiah 40:3
  5. John 1:26 Or in; also in verses 31 and 33 (twice)
  6. John 1:34 See Isaiah 42:1; many manuscripts is the Son of God.
  7. John 1:42 Cephas (Aramaic) and Peter (Greek) both mean rock.
  8. John 1:50 Or Do you believe . . . ?
  9. John 1:51 The Greek is plural.
  10. John 1:51 The Greek is plural.
  11. John 1:51 Gen. 28:12