A Beautiful Passage From the Holy Bible: John 1:1-16 By Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin
January 6, 2013 § 1 Comment
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.
4 In Him was life, and that life was the Light of men.
5 And the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came as a witness to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He 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 to those who believe in His name,
13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us full of grace and truth.
15 John bore witness of Him and cried, saying, “This was He of whom I spoke, ‘He that cometh after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’”
16 And of His fullness have we all received, and grace for grace.
Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
1 Bereshis (in the Beginning) was the Dvar Hashem, and the Dvar Hashem was agav Hashem, and the Dvar Hashem was nothing less, by nature, than Elohim!
2 Bereshis (in the Beginning) this Dvar Hashem was with Hashem.
3 All things through him came to be, and without him came to be not one thing which came into being.
4 In him was Chayyim (Life) and the Chayyim (Life) was the Ohr (Light) of Bnei Adam.
5 And the Ohr shines in the choshech, and the choshech did not grasp it.
6 There came an ish haElohim (a man of G-d), having been sent from Hashem. His name was Yochanan.
7 This Yochanan came for an eidus (witness), that he might give solemn edut (testimony) about the Ohr, that kol Bnei Adam might have emunah through him.
8 This ish haElohim was not the Ohr, but he came that he might give solemn edut (testimony) about the Ohr.
9 The Ohr, the Ohr HaAmitti (the True Light), which gives rational haskalah (enlightenment) to kol Bnei Adam (all mankind), was coming into the Olam Hazeh.
10 He was in the Olam Hazeh, the Olam (world) came to be through him; yet the Olam Hazeh did not recognize him.
11 He came to his own, and his own were not mekabel (accepting) the Kabbalus HaMalchus of him.
12 But as many as him lekabel pnei Moshiach (receive him as Moshiach), to them he gave the tokef (authority) to become in fact yeladim haElohim.
13 He gave this tokef to the ones whose being born was not by the agency of natural descent, nor by the ratzon (will) of basar (fallen human nature), nor by the ratzon of a gever (male)—rather, to the ones born of G-d.
14 And the Dvar Hashem took on gufaniyut (corporeality) and made his sukkah, his Mishkan (Tabernacle) among us, and we gazed upon his Kavod, the Shechinah of the Ben Yachid from Elohim HaAv, full of Hashem’s Chesed v’Emes.
15 And Yochanan gives solemn edut (testimony) about him and has cried out, This was he about whom I said, Hu HaBahafter me is really before me in priority, because, before I came to be, he was.
16 For from the kol melo (all the plentitude) of him we all received Chesed upon Chesed.