And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we saw His glory, glory as of the only Son
from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John *testified about Him and called out, saying, 'This was He of whom I said, ‘He who is coming after me has proved to be my superior, because He existed before me.’?'
For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
No one has seen God at any time; God the only Son,
who is in the arms of the Father, He has explained Him.
This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites to him from Jerusalem to ask him, 'Who are you?'
And he confessed and did not deny; and this is what
he confessed: 'I am not the Christ.'
they asked him, 'What then? Are you Elijah?' And he *said, 'I am not.' 'Are you the Prophet?' And he answered, 'No.'
Then they said to him, 'Who are you? Tell us,
so that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?'
He said, 'I am THE VOICE OF ONE CALLING OUT IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE THE WAY OF THE LORD STRAIGHT,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.'