3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of
3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we
know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do
these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say to
thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of
3:4 Nicodemus saith to him, How can a man be born when he is
old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and
3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say to thee, Except a man
be born of water, and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the
kingdom of God.
3:6 That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is
born of the Spirit, is spirit.
3:7 Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born again.
3:8 The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the sound
of it, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it
goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
3:9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be?
3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, Art thou a teacher of
Israel, and knowest not these things?
3:11 Verily, verily, I say to thee, We speak what we know, and
testify what we have seen; and ye receive not our testimony.
3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how
will ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?
3:13 And no man hath ascended to heaven, but he that came down
from heaven, [even] the Son of man who is in heaven.
3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even
so must the Son of man be lifted up:
3:15 That whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten
Son, that whoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have
3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the
world, but that the world through him may be saved.
3:18 He that believeth on him, is not condemned: but he that
believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not
believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God.
3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the
world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because
their deeds were evil.
3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither
cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
3:21 But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his
deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
3:22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the
land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
3:23 And John also was baptizing in Enon, near to Salim, because
there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
3:24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
3:25 Then there arose a question between [some] of John's
disciples and the Jews, about purifying.
3:26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was
with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou didst bear testimony,
behold, the same baptizeth, and all [men] come to him.
3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except
it be given him from heaven.
3:28 Ye yourselves bear me testimony, that I said I am not the
Christ, but that I am sent before him.
3:29 He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom: but the friend
of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth
greatly, because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy
therefore is fulfilled.
3:30 He must increase, but I [must] decrease.
3:31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the
earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh
from heaven is above all.
3:32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no
man receiveth his testimony.
3:33 He that hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal
that God is true.
3:34 For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for
[to him] God giveth not the Spirit by measure.
3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into
3:36 He 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.