John 1:1-30 (KJV)
 In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 The same was in the beginning with God.
 All things were made by him; and without
him was not any thing made that was made.
 In him was life; and the life was
the light of men.
 And the light shineth in darkness;
and the darkness comprehended it not.
 There was a man sent from God,
whose name was John.
 The same came for a witness, to
bear witness of the Light, that all
men through him might believe.
 He was not that Light, but was
sent to bear witness of that Light.
 That was the true Light, which
lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
 He was in the world, and the
world was made by him, and the
world knew him not.
 He came unto his own, and his
own received him not.
 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:
 Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor
of the will of man, but of God.
 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.
 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.
 And of his fulness have all we
received, and grace for grace.
 For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
 No man hath seen God at any time,
the only begotten Son, which is in
the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
 And this is the record of John,
when the Jews sent priests and Levites
from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
 And he confessed, and denied not;
but confessed, I am not the Christ.
 And they asked him, What then? Art
thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art
thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
 Then said they unto him, Who art thou?
that we may give an answer to them that
sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
 He said, I am the voice of one crying
in the wilderness, Make straight the way
of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
 And they which were sent were of
 And they asked him, and said unto
him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou
be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither
 John answered them, saying, I baptize
with water: but there standeth one among
you, whom ye know not;
 He it is, who coming after me is
preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet
I am not worthy to unloose.
 These things were done in Bethabara
beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
 The next day John seeth Jesus coming
unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God,
which taketh away the sin of the world.
 This is he of whom I said, After me
cometh a man which is preferred before me:
for he was before me.
May His blessings fill you bountifully!