3:1 But there was a man of the Pharisees, his name was Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
2 he came to him by night and said to him: Rabbi, we know that from God thou hast come as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that thou doest, unless God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said to him: Verily, verily, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus says to 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?
5 Jesus answered: Verily, verily, I say to thee, Unless a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Wonder not that I said to thee: You must be born again.
8 The wind blows where it pleases, and the sound of it thou hearest, but thou knowest not whence it comes and whither it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said to him: How can these things take place?
10 Jesus answered and said to him: Art thou the teacher of Israel and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say to thee, that which we know we speak, and that which we have seen we testify, and our testimony you receive not.
12 If I have told you earthly things and you believe not, how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no one has ascended into heaven but he that came down from heaven, the Son of man, who is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up;
15 that every one that believes in him may have life eternal.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes on him might not perish, but have life eternal.
17 For God sent not the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
18 He that believes on him is not condemned: he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 But the condemnation is this, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light; for their works were evil.
20 For every one that does evil hates the light, and comes not to the light, lest his works may be reproved;
21 but he that does the truth comes to the light that his works may be made manifest that they are wrought in God.
22 After this came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea, and there he abode with them and baptized.
23 But John also was baptizing in Enon near Salem, because much water was there; and they came and were baptized;
24 for not yet had John been cast into prison.
25 There arose therefore a discussion, on the part of some of the disciples of John, with a Jew, about purification.
26 And they came to John and said to him: Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast testified, behold, he baptizes and all come to him.
27 John answered and said: A man cannot receive any thing unless it be given him from heaven.
28 You yourselves will testify for me that I said: I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, greatly rejoices because of the voice of the bridegroom. This my joy therefore has been fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must become less.
31 He that comes from above is over all: he that is of the earth is of the earth and speaks of the earth. He that comes from heaven
32 testifies of what he has seen and heard, and his testimony no one receives.
33 He that has received his testimony has attested that God is true.
34 For he whom God sent speaks the words of God; for not by measure does he give the Spirit.
35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.
36 He that believes on the Son has life eternal; he that believes not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.