Gen. 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Gen. 1:2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep (water), and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
Gen. 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Gen. 1:4 And God saw the light that it was good; and God separated between the light and the darkness.
Gen. 1:5 God called the light day and to the darkness, He called night. And it was evening and it was morning. First day.
Gen. 1:6 And God said, “Let there be a firmament in the middle of the waters and let it cause to separate between the waters from the waters.”
Gen. 1:7 And God made the firmament and caused to separate between the waters which were under the firmament and between the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.
Gen. 1:8 And God called the firmament heavens. And it was evening and it was morning. A second day.
Gen. 1:9 And God said, “Let the waters be gathered under the heavens to one place and let the dry land appear”. And it was so.
Gen. 1:10 And God called the dry ground land and to the gathering of the waters he called seas. And God saw that it was good.
Gen. 1:11 And God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: a plant yielding seed, a fruit tree making fruit after its kind with its seed in it upon the land.” And it was so.
Gen. 1:12 And the earth brought forth vegetation: a plant yielding a seed after its kind, a tree making fruit with its seed in it after its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Gen. 1:13 And it was evening and it was morning. Third day.
Gen. 1:14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate between the day and between the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
Gen.1:15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth.” And it was so.
Gen. 1:16 And God made two great lights, the greater light for dominion over the day and the lesser light for dominion over the night –and the stars also.
Gen. 1:17 And God placed them in the firmament of the heavens to be light upon the earth,
Gen. 1:18 and to rule the day and the night and to separate between the light and the darkness; And God saw that it was good.
Gen. 1:19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
Gen. 1:20 And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures (that breaths) and birds fly above the earth before the firmament of the heavens.”
Gen. 1:21 And God created the great (sea) monsters and every living creature (that breaths) which moves with which the waters swarm after their kind and every winged bird after its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Gen. 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas and let bird(s) multiply on the earth.”
Gen. 1:23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
Gen.1:24 And God said, “Let the land cause to bring forth living creature after it kind, livestock and creeping thing(s) and beast of the land after its kind.” And it was so.
Gen. 1:25 And God made (wild) beasts of the earth after its kinds and the livestock after its kinds and every creeping thing of the earth after its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Gen. 1:26 And God said,” Let us make a man(kind) in our image, after our likeness and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the bird of the heavens and over the livestock (domestic) and over all the earth and over every creeping thing which creeps upon the earth.”
Gen. 1:27 And God created the man in His image, in the image of God, he created him, male and female, he created them.
Gen. 1:28 And God blessed them and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that crawls upon the earth.”
Gen.1:29 Then God said, “Behold I am giving you every plant yielding seed which is on the face of the earth, and every tree which is on it; fruit tree, seed yielding seed. To you, it shall be for food.
Gen.1:30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps upon the earth which has living creature (breath) in it, (I have given) every green plant for food”; and it was so.
Gen.1:31 God saw all which he made and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
2:1 Now on the third day there was a wedding at Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there,
2:2 and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
2:3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”
2:4 Jesus said to her, “What is that to me and you, woman? My hour has not yet come.”
2:5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
2:6 Now there were six stone water-pots set there for the purification custom of the Jews, holding twenty or thirty gallons each.
2:7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the water-pots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim.
2:8 And He said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him,
2:9 and when the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom,
2:10 “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when they are drunk, the cheaper [poorer] wine is served. You have kept the good wine until now.
2:11 Jesus did this as the first of his signs in Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory and his disciples believed in him.
2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples, and they stayed there a few days.
2:13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2:14 And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables.
2:15 And he made a whip of cords and drove all of them
from the temple both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and turned over their tables.
2:16 and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away! Do not make my Father’s house a place of business [marketplace].
2:17 His disciples remembered that it was written,“Zeal for your house will consume me.”
2:18 Then the Jews [Jewish authorities] responded and said to him, “What sign do You show us [as your authority] for doing these things?”
2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple and in three days, I will raise it up.”
2:20 Then the Jews [Jewish authorities] said, “This temple was constructed in forty-six years and you will raise it up in three days.”
2:21 But that he spoke of was the temple of his body.
2:22 So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
2:23 Now while He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, while observing the signs which he was doing.
2:24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, because he knew all men,
2:25 and he did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for he himself knew what was in man.
3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
3:2 This man came to him [Jesus] at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one is able to do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born from above he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
3:4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He is not able to enter into the womb of his mother a second time and be born, can he?”
3:5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You all must be born from above.’
3:8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
3:9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, “you are a teacher of Israel and you do not know these things ?
3:11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony.
3:12 If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
3:13 No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.
3:14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
3:15 so that whoever believes may have in Him eternal life.”
3:16 For in this way, God loved the world so that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
3:18 The one who believes in him is not condemned; but the one who does not believe has already been condemned because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
3:19 Now this is the reason for judgment: that the light has come into the world and mankind has loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.
3:20 For everyone who does worthless deeds hate the light and does not come to the light so that their deeds will not be exposed.
3:21 But he who practices the truth comes to the light, in order that his deeds might be manifested as done in God.
3:22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, and there he spent time with them and was baptizing.
3:23 John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there and they [people] were coming and were being baptized.
3:24 For John had not yet been thrown into prison.
3:25 Now a dispute arose between some of John’s disciples
with a Jew about purification.
3:26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you across the Jordan [river], that is the one about whom you have testified—behold, he is baptizing and everyone is coming to him.”
3:27 John answered and said, “A man is not able to receive anything unless it has been given him from heaven.”
3:28 “You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’ ”
3:29 The one who has the bride is the bridegroom; But the friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly at the sound of the voice of the bridegroom.
Therefore, this joy of mine has been fulfilled.
3:30 He must increase [become more important], but I must decrease [become less important].
3:31 The one who comes from above is superior to all; the one who is from earth [belongs to] the earth and he speaks from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is superior to all.
3:32 He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.
3:33 “He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true.
3:34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for he does not give the Spirit with measure [unlimited].
3:35 “The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand.
3:36 “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”