John 3
King James 2000

Nicodemus and the New Birth

1There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you do, except God be with him.

3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4Nicodemus said 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?

5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again.

8The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it came, and where it goes: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit.

9Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10Jesus answered and said unto him, Are you a Teacher of Israel, and know not these things?

11Verily, verily, I say unto you, We speak what we do know, and testify what we have seen; and you receive not our witness.

12If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

13And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man who is in heaven.

14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20For everyone that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

21But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are worked in God.

Testimony of John the Baptist Concerning Jesus

22After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

23And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.

24For John was not yet cast into prison.

25Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.

26And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bear witness, behold, the same baptizes, and all men come to him.

27John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

28You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

29He that 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: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

30He must increase, but I must decrease.

31He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he that comes from heaven is above all.

32And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony.

33He that has received his testimony has set his seal to this that God is true.

34For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure unto him.

35The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

36He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him.

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