The Complete Bible: An American Translation

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN

IN THE beginning the Word exist-1 ed. The Word was with God, and the Word was divine.

It was he that was with God in2 the beginning. Everything came into ex-3 istence through him, and apart from him nothing came to be. It was by him that4 life came into existence, and that life was the light of mankind. The light is5 still shining in the darkness, for the darkness has never put it out.

There appeared a man by the name6 of John, with a message from God. He7 came to give testimony, to testify to the light, so that everyone might come to believe in it through him. He was not8 the light; he came to testify to the light. The real light, which sheds light upon9 everyone, was just coming into the world. He came into the world, and10 though the world came into existence through him, the world did not recog nize him. He came to his home, and his11 own family did not welcome him. But12 to all who did receive him and believe in him he gave the right to become chil dren of God, owing their birth not to13 nature nor to any human or physical impulse, but to God.

So the Word became flesh and blood14 and lived for a while among us, abounding in blessing and truth, and we saw the honor God had given him, such honor as an only son receives from his father. ( John testified to him and cried15 out -- for it was he who said it -- "He who was to come after me is now ahead of me, for he existed before me!")

For from his abundance we have all16 had a share, and received blessing after blessing. For while the Law was given17 through Moses, blessing and truth is came to us through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; it is the divine Only Son, who leans upon his Father's breast, that has made him known.

Now this is the testimony that John19 gave when the Jews sent priests and Levites to him from Jerusalem to ask

him who he was. He admitted -- he20 made no attempt to deny it -- he admitted that he was not the Christ. Then they asked him, 21

"What are you then? Are you Elijah?"

He said,

"No, I am not."

"Are you the Prophet?"

He answered,

"No."

Then they said to him, 22

"Who are you? We must have some answer to give those who sent us here. What have you to say for yourself?"

He said, 23

"I am a voice of one shouting in the desert, 'Straighten the Lord's way!' as the prophet Isaiah said."

Now the messengers were Pharisees. 24And they asked him, 25

"Then why are you baptizing people, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"

"I am only baptizing in water," John 26 answered, "but someone is standing among you of whom you do not know. He is to come after me, and I am not 27 worthy to undo his shoe!"

This took place at Bethany, on the 28 farther side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

The next day he saw Jesus coming 29 toward him, and he said,

"There is God's lamb, who is to remove the world's sinI This is the man 30 of whom I spoke when I said, 'After me there is coming a man who is even now ahead of me, for he existed before me.' I did not know him, but it is in order 31 that he may be made known to Israel that I have come and baptized people in water."

And John gave this testimony: 32

"I saw the Spirit come down from heaven like a dove, and it remained upon him. I did not know him, but he 33 who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'The one on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain, is the one who is to baptize in the holy Spirit.' And I did see it, and I testify that he is 34 the Son of God."

Again the next day John was stand­ 35

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents vii
  • The Old Testament - An American Translation xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Publisher's Note xvi
  • Part I - The Pentateuch *
  • The Book of Genesis 1
  • The Book of Exodus 51
  • The Book of Leviticus 90
  • The Book of Numbers 118
  • The Book of Deuteronomy 158
  • Part II - The Historical Books 193
  • The Book of Joshua 195
  • The Book of Judges 218
  • The Book of Ruth 243
  • The First Book of Samuel 247
  • The Second Book of Samuel 281
  • The First Book of Kings 310
  • The Second Book of Kings 342
  • The First Book of Chronicles 373
  • The Second Book of Chronicles 400
  • The Book of Ezra 434
  • The Book of Nehemiah 444
  • The Book of Esther 458
  • Part III - The Poetical Books 467
  • The Book of Job 469
  • The Psalms 500
  • The Book of Proverbs 581
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes 611
  • The Song of Songs 619
  • Part IV - The Books of the Prophets 625
  • The Book of Isaiah 627
  • The Book of Jeremiah 690
  • The Book of Lamentations 753
  • The Book of Ezekiel 761
  • The Book of Daniel 810
  • The Book of Hosea 826
  • The Book of Joel 836
  • The Book of Amos 840
  • The Book of Obadiah 848
  • The Book of Jonah 850
  • The Book of Micah 852
  • The Book of Nahum 858
  • The Book of Habakkuk 861
  • The Book of Zephaniah 864
  • The Book of Haggai 868
  • The Book of Zechariah 870
  • The Book of Malachi 880
  • The Apocrypha - An American Translation i
  • Preface ii
  • The First Book of Esdras 1
  • The Second Book of Esdras 16
  • The Book of Tobit 45
  • The Book of Judith 55
  • The Additions to the Book of Esther 69
  • The Wisdom of Solomon 73
  • The Wisdom of Sirach 91
  • The Book of Baruch 137
  • The Story of Susanna 144
  • The Song of the Three Children 147
  • The Story of Bel and the Dragon 150
  • The Prayer of Manasseh 152
  • The First Book of Maccabees 153
  • The Second Book of Maccabees 182
  • The New Testament - An American Translation i
  • Preface iii
  • The Gospel According to Matthew 1
  • The Gospel According to Mark 32
  • The Gospel According to Luke 52
  • The Gospel According to John 85
  • The Acts of the Apostles 111
  • The Letter to the Romans 142
  • The First Letter to the Corinthians 155
  • The Second Letter to the Corinthians 168
  • The Letter to the Galatians 176
  • The Letter to the Ephesians 181
  • The Letter to the Philippians 185
  • Letter to the Colossians 188
  • The First Letter to the Thessalonians 191
  • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians 194
  • The First Letter to Timothy 196
  • The Second Letter to Timothy 200
  • The Letter to Titus 203
  • The Letter to Philemon 205
  • The Letter to the Hebrews 206
  • The Letter of James 216
  • The First Letter of Peter 219
  • The Second Letter of Peter 223
  • The First Letter of John 226
  • The Second Letter of John 230
  • The Third Letter of John 231
  • The Letter of Jude 232
  • The Revelation of John 233
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