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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In the origin The Word had been existing and That Word had been existing with God and That Word was himself God.
This One himself was at the origin with God.
Everything was in his hand, and without him not even one thing existed of the things that existed.
In him was The Life and The Life is The Light of men.
And The Light is shining in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it.
6There was a man sent from God; his name was Yohannan.
7He came for a witness, to testify about The Light, that everyone by him would believe.
8He was not The Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9For That One was The Light of Truth, which enlightens every person that comes into the world.
10He was in the world, and the world existed by his hand, and the world knew him not.
11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12But those that received him, to them he gave authority to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his Name,
13Those who had not been born of blood, nor of the desire of the flesh, nor of the desire of a man, but of God.
14And 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.
15Yohannan 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.'
16And of his fulness we have all received, and grace for grace.
17For The Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Yeshua The Messiah.
18No man has seen God at any time; The Only Begotten God Who is in the bosom of The Father, he has declared him.”
19And 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?”
20And he confessed and did not deny and confessed: “I am not The Messiah.”
21And they asked him again, “What, therefore? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “No.” “Are you a Prophet”, and he said “No.”
22And 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?”
23He 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.”
24And they that were sent were of the Pharisees.
25And they asked him and said to him, “Why therefore are you baptizing, if you are not The Messiah, nor Elijah, nor The Prophet?”
26Yohannan answered and said to them, “I am baptizing in water; but he is standing in your midst whom you do not know.”
27“This is he who comes after me and he was preferred in honor before me; he whose sandal strap I am unworthy to loose.”
28These were in Bethany at the crossing of the Jordan where Yohannan was baptizing.
29And 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!”
30“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.'”
31“And I did not know him, but so that he should be made known to Israel, therefore I have come to baptize in water.”
32And Yohannan testified and said: “I saw The Spirit who was descending from Heaven like a dove and remaining upon him.”
33“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.”
34“And I have seen and have testified that This One is The Son of God.”
35And another day Yohannan was standing and two of his disciples;
36And he gazed upon Yeshua as he was walking and said: “Behold: The Lamb of God.”
37And the two of his disciples heard as he spoke and they went after Yeshua.
38And 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?”
39He 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.
40One of those who heard Yohannan and followed Yeshua himself was Andrew, Shimeon's brother.
41This one first saw Shimeon his brother and he said to him: “We have found The Messiah.”
42And he brought him to Yeshua and Yeshua gazed at him and he said: “You are Shimeon, son of Yona; you shall be called Kaypha.”
43And the next day Yeshua wanted to depart to Galilee and he met Phillipus and he said to him: “Follow me.”
44Phillipus himself was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Shimeon.
45Phillipus 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.”
46Nathaniel said to him: “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”Phillipus said to him, “come and see”.
47Yeshua saw Nathaniel when he came to him and said about him: “Behold, truly a son of Israel in whom is no deceit.”
48Nathaniel 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.”
49Nathaniel answered and said to him: “Rabbi, you are The Son of God; you are The King of Israel.”
50Yeshua 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.”
51He 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.”