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.
Kalman ya zama mutum
1Tun farar farawa akwai Kalma, Kalman kuwa yana nan tare da Allah, Kalman kuwa Allah ne. 2Yana nan tare da Allah tun farar farawa. 3Ta wurin Kalman ne aka halicci dukan abubuwa. In ba tare da shi ba, babu abin da aka yi wanda aka yi. 4A cikinsa rai ya kasance, wannan rai kuwa shi ne hasken mutane. 5Hasken yana haskakawa cikin duhu, amma duhun bai rinjaye shi ba.
6Akwai wani mutumin da aka aiko daga Allah; mai suna Yohanna. 7Ya zo a matsayin mai shaida domin yă ba da shaida game da wannan haske, don ta wurinsa dukan mutane su ba da gaskiya. 8Shi kansa ba shi ne hasken ba; sai dai ya zo a matsayin shaida ne kaɗai ga hasken.
9Haske na gaskiya da yake ba da haske ga kowane mutum mai shigowa duniya.1.9 Ko kuwa Wannan ne haske na gaskiya da yake ba da haske ga kowane mutumin da yake shigowa duniya 10Yana a duniya, kuma ko da yake an yi duniya ta wurinsa ne, duniya ba tă gane shi ba. 11Ya zo wurin abin da yake nasa, amma nasa ɗin ba su karɓe shi ba. 12Duk da haka dukan waɗanda suka karɓe shi, ga waɗanda suka gaskata a sunansa, ya ba su iko su zama ’ya’yan Allah 13’ya’yan da aka haifa ba bisa hanyar ’yan adam,1.13 Girik na jini ko shawarar mutum ko nufin namiji ba, sai dai haifaffu bisa ga nufin Allah.
14Kalman ya zama mutum, ya kuwa zauna a cikinmu. Muka ga ɗaukakarsa, ɗaukaka ta wanda yake Ɗaya kuma Makaɗaici, wanda ya zo daga wurin Uba, cike da alheri da gaskiya.
15(Yohanna ya ba da shaida game da shi. Ya ɗaga murya yana cewa, “Wannan shi ne wanda na ce, ‘Mai zuwa bayana ya fi ni girma domin yana nan kafin ni.’ ”) 16Daga yalwar alherinsa dukanmu muka sami albarka bisa albarka. 17Gama an ba da doka ta wurin Musa; alheri da gaskiya kuwa sun zo ne ta wurin Yesu Kiristi. 18Ba wanda ya taɓa ganin Allah, sai dai Allah da yake Ɗaya da kuma Makaɗaici wanda yake a gefen Uba, shi ne ya bayyana shi.
Yohanna Mai Baftisma ya ce ba shi ne Kiristi ba
19To, ga shaidar Yohanna sa’ad da Yahudawan Urushalima suka aiki firistoci da Lawiyawa su tambaye shi ko shi wane ne. 20Bai yi mūsu ba, amma ya shaida a fili cewa, “Ba ni ne Kiristi ba.”
21Sai suka tambaye shi suka ce, “To, wane ne kai? Kai ne Iliya?”
Ya ce, “A’a, ni ba shi ba ne.”
“Kai ne Annabin nan?”
Ya amsa ya ce, “A’a.”
22A ƙarshe suka ce, “Wane ne kai? Ka ba mu amsa don mu mayar wa waɗanda suka aike mu. Me kake ce da kanka?”
23Yohanna ya amsa da kalmomin annabi Ishaya, “Ni murya ne mai kira a hamada, ‘Ku miƙe hanya domin Ubangiji.’ ”1.23 Ish 40.3
24To, waɗansu Farisiyawan da aka aika 25suka tambaye shi suka ce, “Don me kake yin baftisma in kai ba Kiristi ba ne, ba kuwa Iliya ba, ba kuma annabin nan ba?”
26Yohanna ya amsa ya ce, “Ni dai ina baftisma da ruwa ne, amma a cikinku akwai wani tsaye da ba ku sani ba. 27Shi ne mai zuwa bayana, wanda ko igiyar takalmansa ma ban isa in kunce ba.”
28Wannan duk ya faru ne a Betani a ƙetaren Urdun, inda Yohanna yake yin baftisma.
Yesu Ɗan Rago na Allah
29Kashegari Yohanna ya ga Yesu yana zuwa wajensa sai ya ce, “Ku ga, ga Ɗan Rago na Allah mai ɗauke zunubin duniya! 30Wannan shi ne wanda nake nufi sa’ad da na ce, ‘Mutum mai zuwa bayana ya fi ni girma, domin yana nan kafin ni.’ 31Ko ni ma dā ban san shi ba, sai dai abin da ya sa na zo ina baftisma da ruwa shi ne domin a bayyana shi ga Isra’ila.”
32Sai Yohanna ya ba da wannan shaida, “Na ga Ruhu ya sauko kamar kurciya daga sama ya zauna a kansa. 33Dā ban san shi ba, sai dai wanda ya aiko ni in yi baftisma da ruwa ya gaya mini cewa, ‘Mutumin da ka ga Ruhu ya sauko ya kuma zauna a kansa shi ne wanda zai yi baftisma da Ruhu Mai Tsarki.’ 34Na gani na kuma shaida cewa wannan Ɗan Allah ne.”
Almajiran Yesu na farko
35Kashegari kuma Yohanna yana can tare da biyu daga cikin almajiransa. 36Da ya ga Yesu yana wucewa, sai ya ce, “Ku ga, ga Ɗan Rago na Allah!”
37Da almajiran nan biyu suka ji ya faɗi haka, sai suka bi Yesu. 38Da juyewa, sai Yesu ya ga suna bin sa, sai ya tambaye, su ya ce, “Me kuke nema?”
Suka ce, “Rabbi” (wato, “Malam”), “ina kake da zama?”
39Ya amsa musu ya ce, “Ku zo, za ku kuma gani.”
Saboda haka suka je suka ga inda yake da zama, suka kuma zauna a can tare da shi. Wajen sa’a ta goma ce kuwa.
40Andarawus ɗan’uwan Siman Bitrus, yana ɗaya daga cikin biyun nan da suka bi Yesu bayan da suka ji maganar Yohanna a kan Yesu. 41Abu na fari da Andarawus ya yi shi ne ya sami ɗan’uwansa Siman ya gaya masa cewa, “Mun sami Almasihu” (wato, Kiristi). 42Ya kuma kawo shi wurin Yesu.
Yesu ya dube shi ya ce, “Kai ne Siman ɗan Yohanna. Za a ce da kai Kefas” (in an fassara, Bitrus ke nan1.42 Da Kefas (Arameyik) da kuma Bitrus (Girik) na nufin dutse.).
Yesu ya kira Filibus da Natanayel
43Kashegari Yesu ya yanke shawara yă tafi Galili. Da ya sami Filibus sai ya ce masa, “Bi ni.”
44Filibus, kamar Andarawus da Bitrus shi ma daga garin Betsaida ne. 45Filibus ya sami Natanayel ya kuma gaya masa, “Mun sami wanda Musa ya rubuta game da shi a cikin Doka, kuma wanda annabawa suka rubuta a kansa, Yesu Banazare, ɗan Yusuf.”
46Natanayel ya ce, “A Nazaret! Wani abin kirki zai iya fito daga can?”
Filibus ya ce, “Zo ka gani.”
47Da Yesu ya ga Natanayel yana zuwa, sai ya yi magana game da shi cewa, “Ga mutumin Isra’ila na gaske wanda ba shi da ha’inci.”
48Natanayel ya yi tambaya ya ce, “A ina ka san ni?”
Yesu ya amsa ya ce, “Na gan ka yayinda kake a gindin itacen ɓaure, kafin Filibus yă kira ka.”
49Sai Natanayel ya ce, “Rabbi, kai Ɗan Allah ne. Kai ne Sarkin Isra’ila.”
50Yesu ya ce, “Ka gaskata domin na ce maka na gan ka a gindin itacen ɓaure. Za ka ga abubuwan da suka fi haka.” 51Sai ya ƙara da cewa, “Gaskiya nake gaya muku, za ku ga sama a buɗe, mala’ikun Allah kuma suna hawa suna kuma sauka a kan Ɗan Mutum.”