King James Version (KJV)
1Â In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2Â The same was in the beginning with God.
3Â All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4Â In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5Â And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6Â There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7Â The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8Â He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9Â That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10Â He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11Â He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12Â But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13Â Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14Â And the 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.
15Â John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16Â And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17Â For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18Â No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
1Â The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
1Â Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
2Â Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
3Â It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
4Â That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
23Â (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24Â And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
25Â And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
26Â And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
27Â And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
28Â Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29Â Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30Â For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31Â Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32Â A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
33Â And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
34Â And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
35Â (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
36Â And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
37Â And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
38Â And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
1Â The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2Â Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
3Â And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4Â And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
5Â And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
6Â And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
7Â And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
8Â And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
9Â And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
10Â And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
11Â And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
12Â And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
13Â And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
14Â And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15Â And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
16Â And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17Â So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.