7 “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born 1again.’
8 “aThe wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
9 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?”
10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you athe teacher of Israel and do not understand these things?
11 “Truly, truly, I say to you, awe speak of what we know and btestify of what we have seen, and byou do not accept our testimony.
12 “If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
13 “aNo one has ascended into heaven, but bHe who descended from heaven: cthe Son of Man.
14 “As aMoses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must bthe Son of Man cbe lifted up;
15 so that whoever 1believes will ain Him have eternal life.
16 “For God so aloved the world, that He bgave His 1conly begotten Son, that whoever dbelieves in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
17 “For God adid not send the Son into the world bto judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
18 “aHe who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of bthe 1only begotten Son of God.