John 3

And there was a man of the Pharisees there, whose name was Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. And he came to Jesus by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher sent from God; for no one can work those signs which thou workest, unless God be with him. Jesus replied, and said to him: Verily, verily, I say to thee, That, unless a man be born anew, he cannot behold the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to him: How can an old man be born? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born? Jesus replied, and said to him Verily, verily, I say to thee, That, unless a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit. Be not surprised that I said to thee, Ye must be born anew. The wind bloweth where it chooseth; and thou hearest its sound, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one, that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered, and said to him: How can these things be? 10 Jesus answered, and said to him: Art thou a teacher of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say to thee: We speak, what we know; and we testify to what we have seen; but ye receive not our testimony. 12 If I have spoken to you of things on earth, and ye believe not; how will ye believe, if I speak of things in heaven? 13 And no one hath ascended to heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. 14 And as Moses elevated the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 that every one who believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life eternal. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him, should not perish, but should have life eternal. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world, to condemn the world; but that the world might live by means of him. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not, is already condemned; because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the ground of condemnation, that light hath come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, for their deeds have been evil. 20 For every one that doeth abominable things, hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth right, cometh to the light, that his works may be known to be done in God. 22 After these things, came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he abode with them, and baptized. 23 And John also was baptizing in 'non, which is near to Salim, because there were many waters there: and the people came, and were baptized. 24 For John had not yet fallen into prison. 25 And one of John's disciples and a certain Jew had disputed respecting purification. 26 And they came to John, and said to him: Our Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond Jordan, and of whom thou gavest testimony, lo, he also baptizeth; and many go after him. 27 John answered, and said to them: A man cannot take any thing by his own choice, unless it be given him from heaven. 28 Ye are witnesses for me, that I said: I am not the Messiah, but am sent to go before him. 29 He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom: and the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and listeneth to him, rejoiceth with great joy on account of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy, therefore, lo, it is full. 30 To him must be increase, and to me decrease. 31 For he that cometh from above, is above all; and he that is from the earth, is of the earth, and talketh of the earth. He that cometh from heaven, is above all; 32 and what he hath seen and heard, he testifieth; and his testimony, no one receiveth. 33 But he that receiveth his testimony, hath set his seal, that God is true. 34 For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God; for God hath not given the Spirit by measure to him. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given every thing into his hands. 36 He that believeth on the Son, hath life eternal; but he who obeyeth not the Son, shall not see life. but the wrath of God will abide upon him.
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