THE GOSPEL OF SAINT JOHN.
John, Chapter 1

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The first Chapter.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God: and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by it, and without it, was made nothing, that was made. In it was life, and the life was the light of men, and the light shines in the darkness, but the darkness comprehended it not.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came as a witness to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that light: but to bear witness of the light. That was a true light, which lighteth all men that come into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him: and yet the world knew him not.

* Own is his own people

Faith maketh. us the sons of God.

He came among his own* and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them he gave power to be the sons of God in that they believed on his name: which were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor yet of the will of man: but of God.

And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw the glory of it, as the glory of the Only Begotten Son of the Father, which Word was full of grace and verity.

he was ere than I —he was yer then I (Orig.)

John bare witness


* Grace all grace: and all that is pleasant in the sight of God, is given us for Christ’s sake only: even out of the fullness and abundance of the favor that he receiveth with his Father.






* Voice. that is: I am that I preach

John bore witness of him and cried saying: This was he of whom I spoke, he that comes after me, was before me, because he was ere than I. And of his fullness have all we received, even grace for grace*. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man has seen God at any time. The Only Begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

And this is the record of John: When the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him, Who are you? And he confessed and denied not, and said plainly: I am not Christ. And they asked him: Who then? Are you Elijah? And he said: I am not. Are you a prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they to him: Who are you that we may give an answer to them that sent us: What say you of yourself? He said: I am the voice* of a crier in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah.

And they which were sent, were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said to him: Why baptizest thou then, if you are not Christ nor Elijah, neither a prophet? John answered them saying: I baptize with water: but one is come among you, whom you know not he it is that comes after me, which was before me, whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethany beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Lamb.

The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him, and said: Behold the lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said. After me comes a man, which was before me, for he was ere than I, and I knew him not: but that he should be declared to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

And John bore record saying: I saw the Spirit descend from heaven, like unto a dove, and abide upon him, and I knew him not. But he that sent me to baptize in water, the same said to me: Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descend and tarry still on him, the same is he who baptizes with the Holy Ghost. And I saw and bore record, that this is the Son of God.

The next day after, John stood again, and two of his disciples. And he beheld Jesus as he walked by, and said: Behold the lamb of God. And the two disciples heard him speak, and followed Jesus. And Jesus turned about, and saw them follow, and said to them: What seek ye? They said to him: Rabbi (which is to say by interpretation, Master) where dwellest thou? He said to them: come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt: and abode with him that day. For it was about the tenth hour.

Andrew.

Peter.

One of the two which heard John speak and followed Jesus, was Andrew Simon Peter’s brother. The same found his brother Simon first, and said to him: We have found Messias, which is by interpretation, anointed: and brought him to Jesus. And Jesus beheld him and said: You are Simon the son of John, you shall be called Cephas: which is by interpretation, a stone.

Philip.

Nathanael.

The day following Jesus would go into Galilee, and found Philip, and said to him, Follow me. Philip was of Bethsaida the city of Andrew and Peter. And Philip found Nathanael, and said to him. We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets did write. Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth. And Nathanael said to him: Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him: Come and see.

Before Philip —Before that Philip (Orig.)

You were under the fig tree —thou wast vnder the fygge tree (Orig.)

Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him. Behold a right Israelite, in whom is no guile. Nathanael said to him: Where knew you me? Jesus answered, and said to him: Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you. Nathanael answered and said to him: Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said to him: Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, you believe. You shall see greater things than these. And he said to him: Verily, verily, I say to you: hereafter shall you see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending over the Son of man.

 

 

THE GOSPELL OF SAINCTE IOHN.

The Fyrst Chapter.

In the beginnynge was the Worde, and the Worde was with God: and the Worde was God. The same was in the beginnynge with God. All thinges were made by it, and with out it, was made nothinge, that was made. In it was lyfe, and the lyfe was the lyght of men, and the lyght shyneth in the darcknes, but the darcknes comprehended it not.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was Iohn. The same cam as a witnes to beare witnes of the lyght, that all men through him myght beleve. He was not that lyght: but to beare witnes of the lyght. That was a true lyght, which lyghteth all men that come into the worlde. He was in the worlde, and the worlde was made by him: and yet the worlde knewe him not.

He cam amonge his awne and his awne receaved him not. But as meny as receaved him, to them he gave power to be the sonnes of God in that they beleved on his name: which were borne, not of bloude nor of the will of the flesshe, nor yet of the will of man: but of God.

And the Worde was made flesshe and dwelt amonge vs, and we sawe the glory of it, as the glory of the only begotten Sonne of the Father, which Worde was full of grace and verite.

Iohn bare witnes of him and cryed sayinge: This was he of whome I spake, he that cometh after me, was before me, because he was yer then I. And of his fulnes have all we receaved, even grace for grace. For the lawe was geven by Moses, but grace and truthe came by Iesus Christ. No man hath sene God at eny tyme. The only begotten Sonne, which is in the bosome of the Father, he hath declared him.

And this is the recorde of Iohn: When the Iewes sent prestes and Levites from Ierusalem, to axe him, what arte thou? And he confessed and denyed not, and sayde playnly: I am not Christ. And they axed him: what then? Arte thou Helyas? And he sayde: I am not. Arte thou a prophete? And he answered no. Then sayd they vnto him: what arte thou that we maye geve an answer to them that sent vs: What sayest thou of thyselfe? He sayde: I am the voyce of a cryar in the wyldernes, make strayght the waye of the Lorde, as sayde the prophete Esaias.

And they which were sent, were of the Pharises. And they axed him, and sayde vnto him: why baptisest thou then, yf thou be not Christ nor Helyas, nether a prophet? Iohn answered them sayinge: I baptise with water: but one is come amonge you, whom ye knowe not he it is that cometh after me, whiche was before me, whose sho latchet I am not worthy to vnlose. These thinges were done in Bethabara beyonde Iordan, where Iohn dyd baptyse.

The nexte daye, Iohn sawe Iesus commyge vnto him, and sayde: beholde the lambe of God, which taketh awaye the synne of the worlde. This is he of whom I sayde. After me cometh a man, which was before me, for he was yer then I, and I knew him not: but that he shuld be declared to Israell, therfore am I come baptisynge with water.

And Iohn bare recorde sayinge: I sawe the Sprete descende from heven, lyke vnto a dove, and abyde apon him, and I knewe him not. But he that sent me to baptise in water, the same sayde vnto me: apon whom thou shalt se the Sprete descende and tary styll on him, the same is he which baptiseth with the Holy Goost. And I sawe and bare recorde, that this is the Sonne of God.

The next daye after, Iohn stode agayne, and two of his disciples. And he behelde Iesus as he walked by, and sayde: beholde the lambe of God. And the two disciples hearde him speake, and folowed Iesus. And Iesus turned about, and sawe them folowe, and sayde vnto them: What seke ye? They sayde vnto him: Rabbi (which is to saye by interpretacion, Master) where dwellest thou? He sayde vnto them: come and se. They came and sawe where he dwelt: and abode with him that daye. For it was about the tenthe houre.

One of the two which hearde Iohn speake and folowed Iesus, was Andrew Simon Peters brother. The same founde his brother Simon fyrst, and sayde vnto him: we have founde Messias, which is by interpretacion, annoynted: and brought him to Iesus. And Iesus behelde him and sayde: thou arte Simon the sonne of Ionas, thou shalt be called Cephas: which is by interpretacion, a stone.

The daye folowynge Iesus wolde goo into Galile, and founde Philip, and sayde vnto him, folowe me. Philip was of Bethsaida the cite of Andrew and Peter. And Philip founde Nathanael, and sayde vnto him. We have founde him of whom Moses in the lawe, and the prophetes dyd wryte. Iesus the sonne of Ioseph of Nazareth. And Nathanael sayde vnto him: can ther eny good thinge come out of Nazareth? Philip sayde to him: come and se.

Iesus sawe Nathanael commynge to him, and sayde of him. Beholde a ryght Israelite, in whom is no gyle. Nathanael sayd vnto him: where knewest thou me? Iesus answered, and sayde vnto him: Before that Philip called the, when thou wast vnder the fygge tree, I sawe the. Nathanael answered and sayde vnto him: Rabbi, thou arte the Sonne of God, thou arte the kynge of Israel. Iesus answered and sayd vnto him: Because I sayde vnto the, I sawe the vnder the fygge tree, thou belevest. Thou shalt se greater thinges then these. And he sayde vnto him: Verely, verely, I saye vnto you: herafter shall ye se heven open, and the angels of God ascendynge and descendynge over the sonne of man.