1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named , a aNicodemus of the Jews: bruler
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these that thou doest, except amiracles be with him. bGod
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be aborn , he cannot bagain the kingdom of God. csee
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be of aborn and bwater of the , he cannot cSpirit into the kingdom of God. denter
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be . aborn again
8 The bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the awind . bSpirit
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 , verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and aVerily that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. btestify
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye , how shall ye believe, if I tell you abelieve not of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath up to heaven, but he that aascended down from heaven, bcame even the which is in heaven. cSon of man
14 ¶ And as Moses lifted up the in the wilderness, even so must the aserpent be lifted up: bSon of man
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 ¶ For so aGod the bloved , that he cworld his dgave begotten eonly , that whosoever fSon in him should not perish, but have gbelieveth heverlasting . ilife
17 For God not his Son into the world to asent the world; but that the world through him might be bcondemn . csaved
18 ¶ He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the abelieveth not of the only begotten bname . cSon of God
19 And this is the condemnation, that is come into the world, and men loved alight rather than light, because their bdarkness were evil. cdeeds
20 For every one that doeth aevil the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. bhateth
21 But he that adoeth cometh to the btruth , that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. clight
22 ¶ After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa; and there he tarried with them, and . abaptized
23 ¶ And John also was baptizing in Ænon near to Salim, because there was much there: and they came, and were awater . bbaptized
24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
25 ¶ Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying.
26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, all aand men come to him.
27 John answered and said, A man can nothing, except it be given him from heaven. areceive
28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 He that cometh from is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. aabove
32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he ; and no man receiveth his testimony. atestifieth
33 He that hath received his testimony hath to his aset that God is true. bseal
34 For he whom God hath sent the words of God: aspeaketh God giveth not the Spirit by measure bfor unto him.
35 The Father loveth the , and hath aSon all bgiven into his hand. cthings
36 that believeth on the Son hath aHe : and he that beverlasting life the Son shall not see life; but the cbelieveth not of God abideth on him. dwrath