6There wasa mansentfromGod, whosename was John. 7The samecamefora witness, tobear witnessofthe Light, thatall men throughhimmight believe. 8He wasnotthatLight, but was sent tobear witnessofthat Light. 9 That wasthe trueLight, whichlightetheverymanthat comethintothe world. 10He wasinthe world, andthe worldwas madebyhim, andthe worldknewhimnot. 11He cameuntohis own, andhis ownreceivedhimnot. 12Butas many asreceivedhim, to themgave hepowerto becomethe sonsof God, even to themthat believeonhisname: 13Whichwere born, notofblood, norofthe willof the flesh, norofthe willof man, butofGod. 14Andthe Wordwas madeflesh, anddweltamongus, ( andwe beheldhisglory, the gloryasof the only begottenofthe Father,) fullof graceandtruth.
15Johnbare witnessofhim, andcried, saying, Thiswashe of whomI spake, He thatcomethaftermeis preferredbeforeme: forhe wasbeforeme. 16Andofhisfulnesshaveallwereceived, andgraceforgrace. 17Forthe lawwas givenbyMoses, but graceandtruthcamebyJesusChrist. 18No manhath seenGodat any time; the only begottenSon, whichisinthe bosomof the Father, hehath declared him.
19Andthisisthe recordof John, whenthe JewssentpriestsandLevitesfromJerusalemtoaskhim, Whoartthou? 20Andhe confessed, anddeniednot; butconfessed, Iamnotthe Christ. 21Andthey askedhim, Whatthen? ArtthouElias? Andhe saith, I amnot. Artthouthat prophet? Andhe answered, No. 22Thensaid theyunto him, Whoart thou? thatwe may givean answerto themthat sentus. Whatsayest thouofthyself? 23He said, I am the voiceof one cryinginthe wilderness, Make straightthe wayof the Lord, assaidthe prophetEsaias. 24Andtheywhich were sentwereofthe Pharisees.