John 1 ©
The divinity of Christ. The mission of John, and end of Christ's coming. The incarnation of the Word. Christ's superior dignity witnessed by John, and made evident by his gracious dispensation. John's record of himself to the messengers of the Jews: his public testimony to the person of Christ: two of his disciples hearing it follow Jesus: Simon is brought to Christ, and surnamed Cephas. Philip is called, who bringeth Nathanael to Jesus.
IN athe beginning was the bWord, and the Word was cwith God, and the Word dwas God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
sAnd the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (tand we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) ufull of grace and truth.
And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's *latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
And 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, 7A stone.
Philip findeth eNathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom fMoses in the law, and the prophets, did write, gJesus of Nazareth, hthe son of Joseph.
And he saith unto him, *Verily, verily, I say unto you, oHereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the pSon of man.