John 3


Nicodemus and the New Birth

1And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus was the name to him, a ruler of the Jews. 2This one came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that from God you have come as a teacher; for no one [3these 4signs 1is able 2to do] which you do, unless God should be with him. 3Jesus responded and said to him, Amen, amen, I say to you, Unless one should be born from above, he is not able to behold the kingdom of God. 4[2says 3to 4him 1Nicodemus], How is [2able 1a man] to be born being aged? Is he able [2into 3the 4belly 5of his mother 6a second time 1to enter], and be born? 5Jesus answered, Amen, amen, I say to you, Unless one should be born of water and spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of God. 6The one being born of the flesh is flesh; and the one being born of the spirit is spirit. 7You should not wonder that I said to you, It is necessary for you to be born from above. 8The wind [2where 3it wants 1blows], and its sound you hear, but you know not from what place it comes, and where it goes; so is every one being born of the spirit. 9Nicodemus answered and said to him, How is it possible for these things to be? 10Jesus answered and said to him, You are the teacher of Israel, and these things you know not? 11Amen, amen, I say to you that, What we know we speak, and what we have seen we witness; and our witness you do not receive. 12If the earthly things I told to you, and you do not believe, how then if I should speak to you the heavenly things, will you believe? 13And no one has ascended into the heaven, except the one from out of the heaven descending -- the son of man, the one being in the heaven. 14And as Moses raised up high the serpent in the wilderness, so [5to be raised up high 1is it necessary 2for the 3son 4of man]; 15that every one believing in him should not perish, but have [2life 1eternal].

God Loves the World

16For thus God loved the world, so that [4son 2his 3only born 1he gave], that every one trusting in him, should not perish, but should have [2life 1eternal]. 17[3did not 1For 4send 2God] his son into the world that he should judge the world, but that [3should be delivered 1the 2world] by him. 18The one trusting in him is not judged; but the one not trusting already has been judged, for he trusts not in the name of the only born son of God. 19And this is the judgment -- that the light has come into the world, and [2loved 1men] more the darkness than the light; [4were 1for 5evil 2their 3works]. 20For every one [2heedlessly 1acting] detests the light, and does not come to the light, that [2should not 3be reproved 1his works]. 21But the one observing the truth comes to the light, that [3should be made manifest 1his 2works], that in God they are working. 22After these things Jesus came and his disciples unto the Judean land; and there he spent time with them and was immersing. 23[4was 1And 2also 3John] immersing in Aenon near Salim, for [3water 2much 1there was] there; and they were arriving and being immersed. 24For not yet was [2thrown 3into 4the 5prison 1John].

Disciples of John the Baptist Question Jesus

25Became then an inquiry from the disciples of John with the Jews concerning cleansing. 26And they came to John, and they said to him, Rabbi, the one who was with you on the other side of the Jordan, in whom you witnessed -- See! this one immerses and all come to him. 27John answered and said, [2is not 3able 1Man] to receive anything, unless it should be given to him from the heaven. 28You yourselves witness to me that I said, [3not 2am 1I] the Christ; but that I am one being sent before that one. 29The one having the bride is the groom; and the friend of the groom, the one standing and hearing him, with joy rejoices because of the voice of the groom. This then [2joy 1my] is fulfilled. 30That one must grow, but me to lessen. 31The one [2from above 1coming] [2above 3all 1is]. The one being from the earth, [2of 3the 4earth 1is], and of the earth he speaks. The one [2from 3the 4heaven 1coming 6above 7all 5is], 32and what he has seen and heard, this one witnesses; and his witness no one receives. 33The one receiving of his witness, set a seal that God is true; 34for the one whom God sent, [2the 3sayings 4of God 1speaks]; for not by measure does [2give 1God] the spirit. 35The father loves the son, and all things he has put in his hand. 36The one trusting in the son has [2life 1eternal]; but the one resisting the son shall not see the life, but the anger of God remains upon him.
Copyright information for ABP