There was a man sent from God; his name was Yohannan. He came for a witness, to testify about The Light, that everyone by him would believe. He was not The Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. For That One was The Light of Truth, which enlightens every person that comes into the world. He was in the world, and the world existed by his hand, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But those that received him, to them he gave authority to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his Name, Those who had not been born of blood, nor of the desire of the flesh, nor of the desire of a man, but of God. And The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of The Only Begotten of The Father, full of grace and truth.
Yohannan bore witness of him and cried, saying, “This was he of whom I spoke: ‘He that comes after me is preferred in honor before me, for he had priority over me.’ And of his fulness we have all received, and grace for grace. For The Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Yeshua The Messiah. No man has seen God at any time; The Only Begotten God Who is in the bosom of The Father, he has declared him.”
And this is the testimony of Yohannan when the Judaeans sent Levites and priests to him from Jerusalem in order to ask him: “Who are you?” And he confessed and did not deny and confessed: “I am not The Messiah.” And they asked him again, “What, therefore? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “No.” “Are you a Prophet”, and he said “No.” And they said to him, “And who are you? Tell us that we may give a statement to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” He said: “I am the voice that cries in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of THE LORD JEHOVAH’, just as that which Isaiah the Prophet said.” And they that were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him and said to him, “Why therefore are you baptizing, if you are not The Messiah, nor Elijah, nor The Prophet?” Yohannan answered and said to them, “I am baptizing in water; but he is standing in your midst whom you do not know.” “This is he who comes after me and he was preferred in honor before me; he whose sandal strap I am unworthy to loose.” These were in Bethany at the crossing of the Jordan where Yohannan was baptizing.
And the day after, Yohannan saw Yeshua Who came to him and Yohannan said : “Behold , The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!” “This is The One of whom I said: ‘After me a man is coming and he was himself before me because he had priority over me.’” “And I did not know him, but so that he should be made known to Israel, therefore I have come to baptize in water.” And Yohannan testified and said: “I saw The Spirit who was descending from Heaven like a dove and remaining upon him.” “And I did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize in water, he said to me: “The One on whom you see The Spirit descending and remaining, This is The One who baptizes in The Spirit of Holiness.” “And I have seen and have testified that This One is The Son of God.”
And another day Yohannan was standing and two of his disciples; And he gazed upon Yeshua as he was walking and said: “Behold: The Lamb of God.” And the two of his disciples heard as he spoke and they went after Yeshua. And Yeshua turned and he saw them coming after him and he said: “What are you seeking?”, and they said, “Our Master, where are you staying?” He said to them: “Come and see.” And they came and saw where he lived and stayed with him that day, and it was about the tenth hour. One of those who heard Yohannan and followed Yeshua himself was Andrew, Shimeon’s brother. This one first saw Shimeon his brother and he said to him: “We have found The Messiah.” And he brought him to Yeshua and Yeshua gazed at him and He said: “You are Shimeon, son of Jona; you shall be called Kaypha.”
And the next day Yeshua wanted to depart to Galilee and He met Phillipus and He said to him: “Follow me.” Phillipus himself was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Shimeon. Phillipus found Nathaniel and said to Him: “We have found Him of whom Moses wrote in The Written Law and in The Prophets; He is Yeshua Bar Yoseph from Nazareth.” Nathaniel said to him: “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Yeshua saw Nathaniel when He came to him and said about him: “Behold, truly a son of Israel in whom is no deceit.” Nathaniel said to him: “From where do you know me?” Yeshua said to him: “Before Phillipus called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathaniel answered and said to him: “Rabbi, you are The Son of God; you are The King of Israel.” Yeshua said to him: “Do you believe because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree.’? You shall see greater things than these.” He said to him: “Timeless truth I speak to you all: From this hour you shall see Heaven being opened and the Angels of God as they ascend and descend unto The Son of Man.”
And on the third day there was a wedding feast in Qatna, a city of Galilee, and the mother of Yeshua was there. And also Yeshua himself and his disciples were invited to the wedding banquet, And it was lacking wine, and his mother said to Yeshua, “There is no wine for them.” Yeshua said to her, “What do we have in common, woman? My hour has not quite yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever he says to you, do.” But there were there six watercasks of stone, set for the purifying of the Judeans, which held two or three nine-gallon-measures each. Yeshua said to them: “Fill the watercasks with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them: “Draw out now and take to The Master of Ceremonies.” And when The Master of Ceremonies tasted that water that had become wine, and did not know from where it was, (but the servants knew) The Master of Ceremonies called the bridegroom, And he said to him: “Every man first calls for the good wine, and when they are drunk, then that which is inferior, but you have kept the good wine until now.” This first miracle Yeshua did in Qatna of Galilee and He manifested his glory, and His disciples believed in Him. After this he went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers and His disciples, and they were there a few days. And the Passover of the Jews was drawing near, and Yeshua went up to Jerusalem. And He found in The Temple those that were selling lambs, sheep and doves, and there were money exchangers sitting. And He made for Himself a whip from rope and cast all of them out of The Temple, and the sheep, the lambs, and money exchangers, and he poured out their money and overturned their tables. And to those who had been selling doves He said: “Take these things out of here, and do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” And His disciples called to mind that which is written: “The zeal of your house has consumed Me.” But the Judeans answered and said to him: “What sign are you showing us that you are doing these things?” Yeshua answered and said to them: “Tear down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews were saying to him: “For forty six years this temple has been being built, and will you raise it in three days?” But He said this concerning the temple of His body. But when He had risen from the grave, His disciples were reminded that He had said this, and they believed the scriptures and the word that Yeshua had spoken But when Yeshua was staying in Jerusalem at Passover during the feast, many trusted in Him because they saw the miracles that he performed. But Yeshua did not entrust Himself to them, because he knew all men, And he did not need a man to testify to him about anyone, for He Himself knew what was in a man.