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John 1:1-51

The Word Became Flesh

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome1:5 Or understood it.

6There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14The 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.’ ”) 16Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and1:18 Some manuscripts but the only Son, who is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah

19Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders1:19 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. in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.”

21They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?”

He said, “I am not.”

“Are you the Prophet?”

He answered, “No.”

22Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”

23John 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.’ ”1:23 Isaiah 40:3

24Now the Pharisees who had been sent 25questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”

26“I baptize with1:26 Or in; also in verses 31 and 33 (twice) water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. 27He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”

28This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

John Testifies About Jesus

29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 31I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”

32Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.”1:34 See Isaiah 42:1; many manuscripts is the Son of God.

John’s Disciples Follow Jesus

35The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”

37When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38Turning around, 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.

40Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). 42And 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 Peter1:42 Cephas (Aramaic) and Peter (Greek) both mean rock.).

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”

44Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45Philip 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.

47When 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.”

49Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”

50Jesus said, “You believe1:50 Or Do you believe…? because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51He then added, “Very truly I tell you,1:51 The Greek is plural. you1:51 The Greek is plural. will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’1:51 Gen. 28:12 the Son of Man.”

Hausa Contemporary Bible

Yohanna 1:1-51

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.”