The divinity, humanity, and office of Jesus Christ.
John 1:1 In the begynnynge was the worde, and the worde was wyth God: and God was the worde. John 1:2 The same was in þe begynnyng wyth God. John 1:3 All thinges were made by it, & wythout it, was made nothynge that was made. John 1:4 In it was lyfe, and the lyfe was the lyght of men, John 1:5 and the lyght shyneth in darcknes, and the darcknes comprehended it not.
John 1:6 There was sent from God a man, whose name was Iohn. John 1:7 The same cam as a wytnes to beare wytnes of the lyght, that all men through hym myght beleue. John 1:8 He was not þe lyght: but was sent to beare wytnes of the lyght. John 1:9 That lyght was þe true lyght, whych lyghteth euery man that cometh into the worlde. John 1:10 He was in the worlde, and the worlde was made by hym: and the worlde knewe hym not. John 1:11 He cam amonge hys awne, and hys awne receaued him not. John 1:12 But as many as receaued hym to them gaue he power to be the sonnes of God: euen them that beleued on hys name: John 1:13 whych were borne, not of bloude nor of the wyll of the flesshe, nor yet of the wyll of man: but of God. John 1:14 And the same worde became flesshe, and dwelt amonge vs: and we sawe the glory of it, as the glory of the onely begotten sonne of the father, full of grace and trueth.
The testimony of John.
John 1:15 Iohn beareth wytnes of hym, and cryeth sayinge: Thys was he of whom I spake: which though he came after me, went before me, for he was before me. John 1:16 And of hys fulnes haue all we receaued, euen grace for grace. John 1:17 For the lawe was geuen by Moses, but grace & trueth came by Iesus Christ. John 1:18 No man hath sene God at eny tyme. The onely begotten sonne, whych is in the bosome of þe father, he hath declared hym.
John 1:19 And thys is þe recorde of Iohn: when þe Iewes sent Prestes and Leuites from Ierusalem, to aske hym, what art thou? John 1:20 And he confessed & denyed not, & sayde playnly. I am not Chryst. John 1:21 And they asked him: what then? art thou Helyas? And he sayeth: I am not. Arte thou that Prophete? And he answered no. John 1:22 Then sayde they vnto hym: what art thou, that we maye geue an answer to them that sent vs. What sayest thou of thy selfe? John 1:23 He sayde I am the voyce of a criar in the wildernes, make strayght the waye of þe Lorde, as sayde the Prophete Esaias. John 1:24 And they whych were sent, were of the Pharyses: John 1:25 And they asked him, & sayde vnto him: why baptisest thou then, yf thou be not Christ, nor Helias, nether that Prophet? John 1:26 Iohn answered them sayinge I baptise with water: but there stondeth one amonge you, whom ye knowe not, John 1:27 he it is which though he came after me, was before me, whose sho latchet I am not worthy to vnlose. John 1:28 These thynges were done in Bethabara beyonde Iordan where Iohn dyd baptise.
John 1:29 The nexte daye, Iohn seeth Iesus comminge vnto hym, and sayeth beholde the lambe of God, whych taketh awaye þe synne of the worlde. John 1:30 Thys is he of whom I sayd: After me cometh a man, whych went before me, for he was before me, John 1:31 and I knewe him not: but that he shuld be declared to Israell, therfore am I come baptysinge with water. John 1:32 And Iohn bare recorde, sayinge: I sawe the sprete descende from heauen, lyke vnto a doue, & abode vpon him, John 1:33 and I knewe hym not. But he that sent me to baptise in water, the same sayde vnto me: vpon whom thou shalt se the sprete descende, and tary styll on hym, the same is he whych baptiseth wyth þe holy goost. John 1:34 And I sawe, and bare recorde, that he is the sonne of God.
John 1:35 The nexte daye after, Iohn stode agayne, & two of his disciples, John 1:36 and he behelde Iesus as he walked by, & sayeth: beholde þe lambe of God. John 1:37 And the two disciples hearde hym speake, and they folowed Iesus. John 1:38 And Iesus turned about, and sawe them folowe hym, & sayeth vnto them: what seke ye? They sayd vnto hym: Rabbi (whych is to saye yf one interprete it Master) where dwellest thou?
The calling of Andrew and Peter:
John 1:39 He sayeth vnto them: come & se. They came, & sawe where he dwelt: & abode with hym þt daye. For it was about the tenth houre. John 1:40 One of þe two which hearde Iohn speake, and folowed him, was Andrew Simon Peters brother. John 1:41 The same founde hys brother Simon fyrst, and sayeth vnto him: we haue founde Messias (whych is by interpretacion, annoynted) John 1:42 and brought him to Iesus. And Iesus behelde hym, and sayde: thou art Simon the sonne of Ionas, thou shalt be called Cephas: which is by interpretacion a stone.
of Philip and Nathanael.
John 1:43 The daye folowyng. Iesus wolde go into Galile, and founde Philip, and sayeth vnto him: folowe me John 1:44 Philip was of Bethsaida the citie of Andrew and Peter. John 1:45 Philip founde Nathanael, and sayeth vnto him: We haue founde hym, of whome Moses in the lawe and the Prophetes dyd wryte, Iesus þe sonne of Ioseph of Nazareth. John 1:46 And Nathanael sayd vnto him can there eny good thynge come out of Nazareth? Philip sayeth vnto him come and se. John 1:47 Iesus sawe Nathanael comynge to him, & sayeth of him: Beholde a ryght Israelyte, in whom is no gyle. John 1:48 Nathanael sayeth vnto him: whence knowest thou me? Iesus answered, and sayde vnto him. Before that Philip called the, when thou wast vnder the fygge tree, I sawe the. John 1:49 Nathanael answered and sayd vnto him: Rabbi, thou art euen the very sonne of God, thou art þe kyng of Israel. John 1:50 Iesus answered, and sayde vnto him: Because I sayde vnto the, I sawe the vnder þe fygge tree, þu beleuest. Thou shalt se greater thynges then these. John 1:51 And he sayeth vnto him: Uerely, verely, I saye vnto you: herafter shall ye se heauen open, & þe angels of God ascendynge & descendynge ouer þe sonne of man.