1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6¶ There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15¶ John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
19¶ And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 20And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. 21And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. 22Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. 24And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. 25And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? 26John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; 27He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. 28These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29¶ The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 30This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. 31And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 33And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. 34And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
35¶ Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; 36And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! 37And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? 39He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. 40One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
43¶ The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. 44Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 50Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
Ũhoro Gũtuĩka Mũndũ
11:1 1Joh 1:2; Afil 2:6Kĩambĩrĩria-inĩ Ũhoro aarĩ o kuo, nake Ũhoro aatũũrĩte na Ngai, na Ũhoro aarĩ Ngai. 2We aatũũrĩte na Ngai kuuma o kĩambĩrĩria.
31:3 Akol 1:16Indo ciothe ciombirwo na ũndũ wake; gũtirĩ kĩndũ kĩa iria ciombirwo kĩagĩire atarĩ ho. 41:4 Joh 5:26; Thab 36:9Thĩinĩ wake kwarĩ muoyo, naguo muoyo ũcio nĩguo warĩ ũtheri wa andũ. 51:5 Joh 3:19Ũtheri ũcio nĩũtheraga nduma-inĩ, nayo nduma ndĩigana kũũhoota.
61:6 Math 3:1; Joh 3:15; 5:33Nĩguokire mũndũ watũmĩtwo nĩ Ngai; eetagwo Johana. 7We okire arĩ mũira oimbũre ũhoro ũkoniĩ ũtheri ũcio, nĩgeetha andũ othe metĩkie nĩ ũndũ wake. 8We mwene tiwe warĩ ũtheri ũcio, no okire arĩ o ta mũira tu nĩgeetha oimbũre ũhoro wa ũtheri ũcio. 91:9 1Joh 2:8; Isa 49:6Ũtheri ũcio wa ma, ũrĩa ũtheragĩra o mũndũ o wothe, nĩwokaga thĩ.
10We Ũhoro aarĩ gũkũ thĩ, no o na gũtuĩka thĩ yombirwo na ũndũ wake-rĩ, andũ a thĩ matiigana kũmũmenya. 11Okire gwake mwene, no andũ ake mwene matiigana kũmwĩtĩkĩra. 121:12 1Joh 3:23; Gũcook 14:1No andũ arĩa othe maamwĩtĩkĩrire, o acio metĩkirie rĩĩtwa rĩake, nĩamahotithirie gũtuĩka ciana cia Ngai 131:13 Joh 3:6; 1Pet 1:23ciana itaciarĩtwo nĩ thakame, kana igaciarwo nĩ kwenda kwa mwĩrĩ kana kwenda kwa mũndũ, no iciarĩtwo nĩ kwenda kwa Ngai.
141:14 Agal 4:4; 1Tim 3:16We Kiugo agĩtuĩka mũndũ na agĩtũũrania na ithuĩ. Nĩtuonete riiri wake, riiri wa Mũrũ wake wa Mũmwe, ũrĩa woimire kũrĩ Ithe aiyũrĩtwo nĩ ũtugi na ũhoro wa ma.
151:15 Math 3:11Johana nĩoimbũraga ũhoro wake. Aanagĩrĩra akoiga atĩrĩ, “Ũyũ nĩwe ũrĩa ndaaragia ũhoro wake ngiuga atĩrĩ, ‘Ũrĩa ũgũũka thuutha wakwa nĩ mũnene kũngĩra, tondũ aarĩ mbere yakwa.’ ” 161:16 Akol 1:19; Arom 3:24Na kuuma ũiyũrĩrĩru wa ũtugi wake-rĩ, ithuothe nĩtwamũkĩrĩte irathimo nyingĩ mũno. 17Tondũ watho wokire na Musa, no ũtugi na ũhoro ũrĩa wa ma ciokire na Jesũ Kristũ. 181:18 Thaam 33:20; 1Joh 4:9Gũtirĩ mũndũ o na ũrĩkũ ũrĩ ona Ngai, o tiga Mũrũ wake wa Mũmwe ũrĩa ũikarĩte hamwe na Ithe, na nĩwe ũtũmĩte amenyeke.
Johana Mũbatithania kuuga tiwe Kristũ
191:19 Math 3:1; Joh 2:18Na rĩrĩ, ũyũ nĩguo ũira wa Johana hĩndĩ ĩrĩa Ayahudi a Jerusalemu maamũtũmĩire athĩnjĩri-Ngai na Alawii makamũũrie we aarĩ ũ. 201:20 Luk 3:15, 16We ndaagire kuumbũra, no oimbũrire atekũhitha, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Niĩ ti niĩ Kristũ.”
211:21 Math 11:14; Gũcook 18:15Nao makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Wee ũkĩrĩ ũ? Wee nĩwe Elija?”
Nake akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Aca, ti niĩ.”
Ningĩ makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Nĩwe Mũnabii ũrĩa?”
Nake agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Aca.”
22Mũthia-inĩ makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Wee ũkĩrĩ ũ? Tũhe macookio nĩguo tũcookerie arĩa matũtũmire. Ũkuuga atĩa ha ũhoro waku mwene?”
231:23 Isa 40:3Johana akĩmacookeria na ciugo iria ciarĩtio nĩ mũnabii Isaia, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Niĩ ndĩ mũgambo wa mũndũ ũranĩrĩra werũ-inĩ akoiga atĩrĩ, ‘Rũngariai njĩra ya Mwathani.’ ”
24Na rĩrĩ, Afarisai amwe arĩa maatũmĩtwo 25makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Angĩkorwo we tiwe Kristũ, na tiwe Elija, o na kana Mũnabii ũrĩa-rĩ, ũkĩbatithanagia nĩkĩ?”
26Nake Johana akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Niĩ ndĩmũbatithagia na maaĩ. No gatagatĩ-inĩ kanyu nĩ harĩ na ũmwe mũtooĩ. 271:27 Mar 1:7Ũcio nĩwe ũgũũka thuutha wakwa, o we ũrĩa itaagĩrĩire kuohora ndigi cia iraatũ ciake.”
281:28 Joh 3:26; 10:40Maũndũ maya mothe mekĩkire itũũra-inĩ rĩa Bethania, mũrĩmo wa Rũũĩ rwa Jorodani, kũrĩa Johana aabatithanagĩria.
Jesũ Gatũrũme ka Ngai
291:29 Isa 53:7; 1Pet 1:19; Joh 3:17Mũthenya ũyũ ũngĩ, Johana akĩona Jesũ agĩũka na kũrĩ we, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Onei! Gatũrũme ka Ngai karĩa keheragia mehia ma kĩrĩndĩ! 301:30 Joh 1:15, 27Ũyũ nĩwe ndaaragia ũhoro wake rĩrĩa ndoigire atĩrĩ, ‘Mũndũ ũrĩa ũgũũka thuutha wakwa nĩ mũnene kũrĩ niĩ tondũ we aarĩ kuo mbere yakwa.’ 31Niĩ mwene ndiamũũĩ, no ndokire ngĩbatithanagia na maaĩ nĩgeetha aguũrĩrio andũ a Isiraeli.”
321:32 Math 3:16Ningĩ Johana akĩheana ũira ũyũ: “Nĩndonire Roho agĩikũrũka kuuma igũrũ atariĩ ta ndutura, agĩikara igũrũ rĩake. 33Niĩ ndingĩamũmenyire, tiga ũrĩa wandũmire mbatithanagie na maaĩ aanjĩĩrire atĩrĩ, ‘Mũndũ ũrĩa ũkoona Roho agĩikũrũkĩra na aikare igũrũ rĩake-rĩ, ũcio nĩwe ũkaabatithanagia na Roho Mũtheru.’ 341:34 Joh 1:49; Math 4:3Niĩ nĩnyonete ũguo na ngoimbũra atĩ ũyũ nĩwe Mũrũ wa Ngai.”
Arutwo a Mbere a Jesũ
35Ningĩ mũthenya ũyũ ũngĩ, Johana agĩkorwo arĩ kũu o rĩngĩ marĩ na arutwo ake eerĩ. 361:36 Joh 1:29Na rĩrĩa onire Jesũ akĩhĩtũka, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Onei Gatũrũme ka Ngai!”
37Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa arutwo acio eerĩ maiguire oiga ũguo, makĩrũmĩrĩra Jesũ. 38Jesũ ehũgũra akĩmoona mamumĩte thuutha, akĩmooria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ atĩa mũrenda?”
Nao makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Rabii” (ũguo nĩ kuuga Mũrutani), “ũikaraga kũ?”
39Nake akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Ũkai na nĩmũkuona.”
Nĩ ũndũ ũcio magĩthiĩ makĩona kũrĩa aikaraga, na magĩikara nake mũthenya ũcio. Na kwarĩ ta thaa ikũmi.
40Na rĩrĩ, ũmwe wa arutwo acio eerĩ arĩa maiguĩte ũrĩa Johana oigĩte na makĩrũmĩrĩra Jesũ aarĩ Anderea, mũrũ wa nyina na Simoni Petero. 411:41 Joh 4:25Ũndũ wa mbere ũrĩa Anderea eekire nĩgũcaria mũrũ wa nyina Simoni, na kũmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩtuonete Mesia” (nĩwe Kristũ). 421:42 Kĩam 17:5; Math 16:18Nake akĩmũtwara kũrĩ Jesũ.
Nake Jesũ akĩmũrora, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Wee nĩwe Simoni mũrũ wa Johana. Ũgũcooka gwĩtwo Kefa” (na rĩo rĩgĩtaũrwo nĩ kuuga Petero).
Jesũ gwĩta Filipu na Nathanieli
431:43 Math 10:3; Joh 6:5-7; 12:21Mũthenya ũyũ ũngĩ Jesũ agĩtua itua rĩa gũthiĩ Galili. Agĩkora Filipu, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nũmĩrĩra.”
441:44 Math 11:21Filipu, o ta Petero na Anderea, aarĩ wa itũũra rĩa Bethisaida. 451:45 Luk 21:2; Luk 24:27Filipu agĩkora Nathanieli, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩtuonete mũndũ ũrĩa Musa aandĩkire ũhoro wake Ibuku-inĩ rĩa Watho, na nowe anabii maandĩkire ũhoro wake, nake nĩwe Jesũ wa Nazarethi, mũrũ wa Jusufu.”
461:46 Joh 7:41, 42, 52Nake Nathanieli akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Kũrĩ kĩndũ kĩega kĩngiuma Nazarethi?”
Nake Filipu akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Ũka ũkoone.”
471:47 Arom 9:4, 6; Thab 32:2Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa Jesũ onire Nathanieli agĩũka kũrĩ we, akĩaria ũhoro wake, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Onei Mũisiraeli kũna ũtarĩ ũhinga.”
48Nake Nathanieli akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Ũnjũũĩ atĩa?”
Jesũ akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Nĩngũkuonete o na rĩrĩa uuma rungu rwa mũkũyũ, Filipu atanagwĩta.”
491:49 Joh 12:13Hĩndĩ ĩyo Nathanieli akiuga atĩrĩ, “Rabii, wee nĩwe Mũrũ wa Ngai; wee nĩwe Mũthamaki wa Isiraeli.”
50Nake Jesũ akiuga atĩrĩ, “Wetĩkia tondũ nĩndakwĩra atĩ nĩnguonire ũrĩ rungu rwa mũkũyũ. Nĩũkuona maũndũ manene kũrĩ macio.” 511:51 Kĩam 28:12; Math 8:20Ningĩ akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Ngũmwĩra atĩrĩ na ma, nĩmũkona igũrũ rĩhingũkĩte na araika a Ngai makĩambata na magĩikũrũka, harĩ Mũrũ wa Mũndũ.”