John 3

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: He came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do the miraculous signs that you do, unless God is with him. Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is 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. Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again. The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be? 10 Jesus answered and said to him, Are you a teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak what we know, and testify of what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and you do not believe, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 No man has ascended to heaven, but he who came down from heaven, the Son of man. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world might be saved through him. 18 He who believes in him is not condemned: but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be shown to have been done through God. 22 After these things Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judaea; and there he remained with them, and baptized. 23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there: and people came, and were baptized. 24 For John had not yet been cast into prison. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and a Jew about purifying. 26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, he is baptizing, and all men are going to him. 27 John answered, A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given to him from heaven. 28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I have been sent before him. 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He who comes from above is above all: he who is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he who comes from heaven is above all. 32 And what he has seen and heard, to that he testifies; yet no man receives his testimony. 33 He who has received his testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. 36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life: but he who disobeys the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God rests upon him.
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