1 There was a man of the Pharisees, the name to him Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; 2 the same came to Him by night, and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that thou hast come a teacher from God; for no one is able to do these miracles, which thou art doing, unless God may he with him.
3 Jesus responded and said to him, Truly, truly, I say unto thee, unless any one may be born from above, he is not able to see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus says to him; How is a man able to be born, being old? whether he is able to enter the second time into the womb of his mother, and be born?
5 Jesus responded, Truly, truly, I say unto thee, Unless any one may be born of water and Spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of the heavens. 6 That which has been born of the flesh is flesh; and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Be not astonished because I said to thee; It behooveth you to be born from above. 8 The Spirit breathes on whom He willeth, and thou hearest His voice, but dost not know whence He cometh and whither He goeth; so is every one who has been born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus responded and said to Him, How are these things able to he?
10 Jesus responded and said to him, Art thou a teacher of Israel and knowest not these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say unto thee, that we speak what we know, and testify what we have seen; and you received not our testimony. 12 If I spoke to you things upon the earth, and you do net believe, how will you believe, if I speak to you of things in heaven? 13 No one hath ascended up into heaven, but the one having come down from heaven, the Son of man, who is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so does it behoove the Son of man to be lifted up: 15 that every one believing in Him may have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that every one believing on Him may not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God sent not His Son into the world that He may condemn the world; but that the world through Him may be saved. 18 He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not, has already been condemned, because he has not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light; for their works are evil. 20 For every one doing evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, in order that his works may not be convicted; 21 but every one doing the truth comes to the light, that his works may be made manifest, because they have been wrought in God.
22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the Judean country; and there He was tarrying with them and baptizing. 23 And John was also baptizing in Enon near Salim, because there were many waters there: and they came and baptized. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
25 And there was a disputation of the disciples of John, concerning purifying. 26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, He who is with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all are coming to Him.
27 John responded and said, No man is able to receive anything, unless it may have been given unto him from heaven. 28 You are witnessing to me, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before Him. 29 The one having the bride is the Bridegroom: but the friend of the Bridegroom is the one standing and hearing him, rejoiceth with joy on account of the Bridegroom: This, my joy has been made complete. 30 It behooveth Him to increase, and me to decrease.
31 He that cometh from above is above all; 32 the one being of the earth is of the earth, and speaks of the earth. The one coming from heaven witnesses what He has seen and heard, and no one receives His testimony. 33 The one having received His testimony hath set his seal, that God is true. 34 For whom God sent speaketh the words of God: for He does not give His spirit by measure. 35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things in His hands. 36 He that believes on the Son has eternal life; but he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.