John Chapter 3
1 There was a man of the Phariseesnamed Nicodemusa ruler ofthe Jews
2 The same came to Jesus by nightand said unto himRabbiweknow that thou art a teacher come from Godfor no man can dothese miracles that thou doestexcept God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto himVerilyverilyI say untotheeExcept a man be born againhe cannot see the kingdom ofGod.
4 Nicodemus saith unto himHow can a man be born when he isoldcan he enter the second time into his mother s wombandbe born
5 Jesus answeredVerilyverilyI say unto theeExcept a manbe born of water and of the Spirithe cannot enter into thekingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is fleshand that which isborn of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto theeYe must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listethand thou hearest the soundthereofbut canst not tell whence it comethand whither itgoethso is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto himHow can these things be
10 Jesus answered and said unto himArt thou a master of Israeland knowest not these things
11 VerilyverilyI say unto theeWe speak that we do knowandtestify that we have seenand ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly thingsand ye believe nothowshall ye believeif I tell you of heavenly things
13 And no man hath ascended up to heavenbut he that came downfrom heaveneven the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wildernesseven somust the Son of man be lifted up
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perishbut haveeternal life.
16 For God so loved the worldthat he gave his only begottenSonthat whosoever believeth in him should not perishbuthave everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemnedbut he thatbelieveth not is condemned alreadybecause he hath notbelieved in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnationthat light is come into theworldand men loved darkness rather than lightbecause theirdeeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the lightneither comethto the lightlest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the lightthat his deedsmay be made manifestthat they are wrought in God.
22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the landof Judaeaand there he tarried with themand baptized.
23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salimbecausethere was much water thereand they cameand were baptized.
24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
25 Then there arose a question between some of John s disciplesand the Jews about purifying.
26 And they came unto Johnand said unto himRabbihe that waswith thee beyond Jordanto whom thou barest witnessbehold the same baptizethand all men come to him.
27 John answered and saidA man can receive nothingexcept itbe given him from heaven.
28 Ye yourselves bear me witnessthat I saidI am not theChristbut that I am sent before him.
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroombut the friend ofthe bridegroomwhich standeth and heareth himrejoicethgreatly because of the bridegroom s voicethis my joytherefore is fulfilled.
30 He must increasebut I must decrease.
31 He that cometh from above is above allhe that is of theearth is earthlyand speaketh of the earthhe that comethfrom heaven is above all.
32 And what he hath seen and heardthat he testifiethand noman receiveth his testimony.
33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal thatGod is true.
34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of Godfor Godgiveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
35 The Father loveth the Sonand hath given all things into hishand.
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting lifeand hethat believeth not the Son shall not see lifebut the wrathof God abideth on him.