3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named aNicodemus, ba ruler of the Jews: 2 aThe same came to Jesus cby night, and said unto him, dRabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do ethese miracles that thou doest, except fGod be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man gbe born ||hagain, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, hhHow 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 born of ijwater and of jthe Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 kThat which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 kkMarvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born ||again. 8 lThe wind 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 Spirit. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, mHow can these things be? 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou na master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and otestify that we have seen; oand ye receive not our witness. 12 pIf I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 And qno man hath ascended up to heaven, but rhe that came down from heaven, even the Son of man swhich is in heaven. 14 And tas Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so umust the Son of man wbe lifted up: 15 That xwhosoever believeth in him should not perish, but yhave eternal life. 16 For zGod so loved the world, that he agave his bonly begotten Son, that xwhosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For bbGod sent not his Son into the world cto condemn the world; dbut that the world through him might be saved. 18 eHe that believeth on him is not condemned: fbut he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the bonly begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that glight is come into the world, and men loved hdarkness irather than light, iibecause their deeds were evil. 20 For jevery one that kdoeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be ||lreproved. 21 But he that kdoeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
22 After these things came Jesus and mhis disciples into nthe land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and obaptized. 23 And John also was baptizing in pÆnon near to pSalim, because there was much water there: qand they came, and were baptized. 24 For rJohn was not yet cast into prison. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about spurifying. 26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, tRabbi, he that was with thee ubeyond Jordan, xto whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. 27 John answered and said, A man can ||yreceive nothing, except zit be given him from heaven. 28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, aI am not the Christ, but bthat I am sent before him. 29 He that hath the bride is cthe bridegroom: but dthe friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, erejoiceth greatly because of fthe bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 30 gHe must increase, but I must decrease. 31 hHe that cometh ifrom above kis above all: lhe that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: hhe that cometh lfrom heaven kis above all. 32 And what he hath mseen and nheard, that he testifieth; and ono man receiveth his testimony. 33 He that hath received his testimony phath set to his seal that qGod is true. 34 rFor he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit sby measure unto him. 35 tThe Father loveth the Son, and uhath given all things into his hand. 36 xHe that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
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