THE ONE WHO IS
The glory as of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him nothing that was made, was made. (Jn. 1:1-3)
In the Word was life,
and the life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not master it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
He came as a witness, to bear witness to the light,
that all might believe through him.
He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.
The true light that enlightens every man that comes into the world.
He was in the world,
and the world came into being through him,
and the world did not know him.
He came to his what was his own, and his own people did not accept him.
But to all who accepted him, he gave power to become children of God, those who believed in his name,
who were born,
not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man,
but of God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us; and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth.
(John bore witness to him, and cried, ‘This was he of whom I said, He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.’)
And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (Jn. 1:4-17)
"My Father is working still, and I am working..."
"Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but only what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, that the Son does likewise. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all that He does... For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will.
The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honour the Son as they honour the Father. He who does not honour the Son does not honour the Father who sent him.
Truly, truly, I say to you,
he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has
In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth.
Now the earth was invisible and unformed, and darkness was upon the deep and the Spirit of God was borne upon the water.
And God said: Let there be light, and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God made a separation between the light and the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night; and there was evening and there was morning....
And God said: Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water and let there be a separation between the water and the water; and it was so. And God made the firmament; and God made a separation between the water, which was below the firmament, and between the water which was above the firmament. And God called the firmament Heaven;
and God saw that it was good...
And God said: Let the water below heaven be gathered together into one gathering, and let dry land appear; and it was so. And the water below heaven was gathered together into their gatherings, and the dry land appeared. And God called the dry land Earth, and the accumulations of the waters he called Seas.
And God saw that it was good.
And God said: Let the earth sprout herb of grass, sowing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and fruiting tree making fruit, whose seed is in it according to its kind upon the earth; and it was so. And the earth brought forth herb of grass, sowing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and fruiting tree making fruit, whose seed was in it according to its kind upon the earth,
and God saw that it was good....
And God said: Let there be lamps in the firmament of heaven to give light on the earth, and to make a separation between the day and the night; and let them exist for signs and for seasons and for days and for years; and let them exist to give light in the firmament of heaven, so as to shine on the earth; and it was so. And God made the two great lamps, the great lamp to rule the day, and the lesser lamp to rule the night and the stars. And God placed them in the firmament of heaven so as to shine on the earth, and to rule the day and the night, and to make a separation between the light and the darkness;
and God saw that it was good.
And god said: Let the waters bring forth reptiles of living souls, and winged creatures flying over the earth, under the firmament of heaven; and it was so. And God made the great whales, and every soul of living reptiles, which the waters brought forth according to their kind, and every winged flying creature according to its kind.
And God saw that they were good;
and God blessed them and said: Increase and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the winged creatures be multiplied upon the earth...
And God said: Let the earth bring forth living soul according to its kind, quadrupeds, reptiles, and wild beasts of the earth according to their kind; and it was so. And God made the wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and the cattle according to their kind, and all the reptiles of the earth according to their kinds.
And God saw that they were good.
And God said: Let us make humanity according to our image and according to our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of heaven and the cattle and all the earth and all the reptiles which creep upon the earth. And God made humanity, according to the image of God he made it; male and female he made them.
And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and have dominion over it; and rule the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of heaven and all the cattle and all the earth and all the reptiles which creep upon the earth.
And God said:
See, I have given you all seed-bearing grass, sowing seed, which is upon the whole earth; and every tree, which has in it fruit of seed-bearing seed, shall be food for you, and for all the wild beasts of the earth and for all the winged creatures of heaven, and for every reptile which creeps upon the earth, which has in itself a soul of life, and every green grass shall be food.
And it was so.
And God saw everything that he had made;
and behold, they were very good...
And the heaven and the earth were accomplished, and all their array.
And God accomplished on the sixth day the works which he had made;
and he rested on the seventh day from his works which he had made.
And God blessed the seventh day
and hallowed it;
because on it he rested from all his works, which God had begun to make.
(Genesis 1:1-31 & 2:1-3)