1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that You are a
teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with
3 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born from
above, he is not able to see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? He is not able to
enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he
is not able to enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born from above.
8 The Spirit breathes where He wishes, and you hear His voice, but do not know where
He comes from and where He goes. So is everyone who is born from the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said to him, Are you a teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?
11 Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak what We know and bear witness to what We have
seen, and you do not receive Our testimony.
12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell
you Heavenly things?
13 No one has ascended to Heaven but He who came down from Heaven, that is, the Son
of Man who is in Heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be
15 that everyone believing into Him should not perish but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone
believing into Him should not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world
through Him might be saved.
18 The one believing into Him is not judged; but the one not believing is judged already,
because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved
darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
20 For everyone practicing evil hates the Light and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But the one doing the truth comes to the Light, that his deeds may be clearly seen,
that they have been worked in God.
22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He
remained with them and immersed.
23 And John also was immersing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water
there. And they came and were immersed.
24 For John had not yet been thrown into prison.
25 Then there arose a dispute between some of John's disciples and the Jews about
26 And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness; behold, He is immersing, and everyone is coming to Him.
27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him
28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, I have been sent
to go before Him.
29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands
and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of
mine is fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of
the earth. He who comes from Heaven is above all.
32 And what He has seen and heard, this He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.
33 He who has received His testimony has set his seal that God is true.
34 For He whom God has sent speaks the Words of God, for God does not give the Spirit
35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.
36 The one believing into the Son has eternal life; but the one disobeying the Son shall
not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.