The Book of magic, ca.1577–1583 V.b.26, page 51

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Below is a semi-diplomatic transcription of an extract from The Book of magic, ca.1577-1583, V.b.26, page 51
This was originally created as part of the Practical Paleography Series, sponsored by EMMO.

Iohns gospell In principum erat Verbum et Verbum erat apud deum et deus erat verbum hoc erat in principio
apud deum Omnia per ipsum facta sunt, et sine ipso factum est nihill. quod factum est in ipso
vita erat, et vita erat Lux hominum; et Lux in tenebris Lucet, et tenebres eam non
comprehenderunt. fuit homo missus a deo, cui nomen erat Iohannes. hic venit in testi=
monium vt testimonium perhiberet de Lumine, vt omnes crederunt per illum non erat ille Lux,
sed vt testimonium perhiberet de lumine ne / Erat Lux Vera que illuminat omnem hominem
venientem in huic mundum. In mundo erat, et mundus per ipsum factus est et mundus eum non
cognovit / In propria venit et sine eum non receperunt quot quot ante Receperent eum, dedit
eis potestatem filios Dei fieri, his qui credunt in nomine eius, qui non ex sanguinibus, neque ex volun=
tate carnis, neque ex voluntate viri, sed ex deo nati sunt, et Verbum caro factum est et habitavit
in nobis / et videmus gloriam, eius gloriam quasi vnigeniti a patre, plenum gratie et veritatis./


English Translation:
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the word was God. This was in the beginning
with God. All things were made through him, and without him nothing was made. What was made in him
was life, and life was the Light of men; and the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not
comprehend it. A man was sent by god, whose name was John. This man came in witness
in order to give testimony about the light. / The Light was True and it enlightens all men
coming into this world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him and the world knew him not /
He came unto his own and his own received him not, as many as before received him, he gave
them the power to become the sons of God, to those who believe in his name, who are born not of blood
neither from the will of the flesh, nor from the will of man, but from god / And the Word was made flesh and lived
in us / And we see the glory, his glory as though only begotten from the father, full of grace and truth./