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Christ is the Word of God—He created all things and was made flesh—John baptizes Jesus and testifies that He is the Lamb of God—John, Andrew, Simon, Philip, and Nathanael believe in Christ and follow Him.  JST;   D&C 93.


1 In the beginning was the Word, the Word, (gospel preached through the Son. And the gospel was the word, [JST]) and the Word was with God, God, (the Son, and the Son was with God, [JST]) and the Word Word (Son [JST]) was (of [JST]) God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that that (which [JST]) was made.

4 In him was life; In him was life (the gospel, [JST]) and the life life (gospel was the life, and the life [JST]) was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; darkness; (the world [JST]) and the darkness darkness (world [JST]) comprehended it not.

6 ¶ There There (Then [JST]) was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came (into the world [JST]) for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, (to bear record of the gospel through the Son, unto all, [JST]) that all men all men through him (men [JST]) might believe.

John's testimony is recorded in D&C 93.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent was sent (came [JST]) to bear witness of that Light.

9 That That (Which [JST]) was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

"the light of truth; Which truth shineth. This is the light of Christ." D&C 88:6-7)

10 (Even the Son of God. [JST]) He (who [JST]) was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even even (only [JST]) to them that that (who [JST]) believe on his name:

13 Which were Which were (He was [JST]) born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the (same [JST]) Word was made 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.

15 ¶ John bare bare bare (bear [JST]) witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that that (who [JST]) cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

16 (For in the beginning was the Word, even the Son, who is made flesh, and sent unto us by the will of the Father. And as many as believe on his name shall receive of his fullness. [JST]) And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for and grace for (even immortality and eternal life, through his [JST]) grace.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18 No No (And no [JST]) man hath seen God at any time;, (except he hath borne record of [JST]) the only begotten only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. (for except it is through him no man can be saved. [JST])

19 ¶ And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

20 And he confessed, and denied not; (that he was Elias; [JST]) but confessed, (saying; [JST]) I am not the Christ.

21 And they asked him, What then? Art What then? Art (saying; How art [JST]) thou (then [JST]) Elias? And he saith saith (said [JST]) I am not. (that Elias who was to restore all things. And they asked him, saying, [JST]) Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

24 And they which which (who [JST]) were sent were of the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that that (the [JST]) Christ, nor Elias, (who was to restore all things, [JST]) neither that prophet?

26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

27 He it is, (of whom I bear record. He is the prophet, even Elias, [JST]) who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. (, or whose place I am not able to fill; for he shall baptize, not only with water, but with fire, and with the Holy Ghost. [JST])

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 ¶ The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, saith, (said; [JST]) Behold the Lamb of God, which which (who [JST]) taketh away the sin of the world.

30 (And John bare record of him unto the people, saying, [JST]) This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which which (who [JST]) is preferred before me: for he was before me.

31 And I knew him not, but not, but (and [JST]) that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

32 And John bare record, saying, (When he was baptized of me, [JST]) I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

33 And I knew him not: but he that not: but he that (; for he who [JST]) sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which which (who [JST]) baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

Behold the Lamb of God!

35 ¶ Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;

36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, saith, (said, [JST]) Behold the Lamb of God!

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, (him, [JST]) and saith saith (said [JST]) unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?

39 (And [JST]) He he saith saith (said [JST]) unto them, Come and see. (And [JST]) They they came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.

40 One of the two which which (who [JST]) heard John speak, speak, and followed him, him, (Jesus, [JST]) was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.

Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him

41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A (seer, or a [JST]) stone. (And they were fishermen. And they straightway left all, and followed Jesus. [JST])

43 ¶ The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

44 Now Philip was of of (at [JST]) Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to to to (unto [JST]) him, and saith saith (said [JST]) of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

When thou wast under the fig tree

48 Nathanael saith saith (said [JST]) unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and answered and (answering [JST]) said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

51 And he saith saith (said [JST]) unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.





He was in the world, and the world was made by him.
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