Chapter 3John

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1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus his name, a ruler of the Jews: 2 the same came unto him by night, and said to him, Rabbei, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no one can do these :signs which thou doest, except :God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said to him, Amen, Amen, I say unto thee, Except one be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of :God. 4 :Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born being an old man? can he enter a second time into the womb of his :mother, and be born? 5 :Jesus answered, Amen, Amen, I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of :God. 6 What is born of the flesh is flesh; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born from above. 8 The Spirit breatheth where he willeth, and thou hearest his :voice, but knowest not whence he cometh, and whither he goeth: so is every one :born of the Spirit. 9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be? 10 Jesus answered and said to him, Art thou the teacher of :Israel, and understandest not these things? 11 Amen, Amen, I say unto thee [that], We speak what we know, and witness what we have seen; and ye receive not our :witness. 12 If I told you the earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you :heavenly? 13 And no one hath ascended into the heaven, except he that descended out of the 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 whosoever believeth have in him eternal life. 16 For :God so loved the world, that he gave his :only begotten :Son, that whosoever believeth unto him perish not, but have eternal life. 17 For :God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world be saved through him. 18 Who believeth unto him is not judged: who believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed unto the name of the only begotten Son of :God. 19 And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and :men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their :works were evil. 20 For every one that practiceth evil things hateth the light, and cometh not unto the light, that his :works be not reproved. 21 But who doeth the truth cometh unto the light, that his :works be manifested that they have been wrought in God.

22 After these things came :Jesus and his :disciples into the land of Judæa, and there tarried with them, and baptized. 23 And :John also was baptizing in Ænōn near :Saleim, because many waters were there: and they came, and were baptized. 24 For John was not yet cast into :prison. 25 A dispute therefore arose by the disciples of John with a Jew about purifying. 26 And they came unto :John, and said to him, Rabbei: who was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom THOU hast witnessed, see, HE baptizeth, and all come unto him. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from :heaven. 28 YE yourselves bear me witness, that I said, The Christ I am not, but, that I am sent before him. 29 Who hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, that standeth and heareth him, joyeth in joy because of the voice of the bridegroom: this my :joy therefore is made full. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 Who cometh from above is above all: who from the earth is, from the earth he is and from the earth he speaketh: who cometh from :heaven is above all. 32 What he hath seen and heard, of this he witnesseth: and no one receiveth his :witness. 33 Who hath received his :witness hath set his seal to this, that :God is true. 34 For he whom :God hath sent speaketh the words of :God: for not by measure giveth he the Spirit. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his :hand. 36 Who believeth unto the Son hath eternal life; but who disobeyeth the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of :God abideth on him.

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