THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
Jesus tells Nicodemus men must be born again—God so loved the world that the Only Begotten Son came to save men—John the Baptist testifies: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life.
was a man of the Pharisees, named aNicodemus
, a bruler
of the Jews:
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these amiracles
that thou doest, except bGod
be with him.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be aborn bagain
, he cannot csee
the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith 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?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be aborn
, he cannot denter
into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be aborn
bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the bSpirit
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and atestify
that we have seen; and ye receive not our bwitness
If I have told you earthly things, and ye abelieve
not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of
And no man hath aascended
up to heaven, but he that bcame
down from heaven, even
of man which is in heaven.
¶ And as Moses lifted up the aserpent
in the wilderness, even so must the bSon
of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God asent
not his Son into the world to bcondemn
the world; but that the world through him might be csaved
¶ He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that abelieveth
not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the bname
of the only begotten Son of cGod
And this is the condemnation, that alight
is come into the world, and men loved bdarkness
rather than light, because their cdeeds
For every one that doeth aevil bhateth
the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that adoeth btruth
cometh to the clight
, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
¶ After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and abaptized
¶ And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much awater
there: and they came, and were bbaptized
For John was not yet cast into prison.
¶ Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying.
And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, aand
come to him.
John answered and said, A man can areceive
nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
He that cometh from aabove
is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
And what he hath seen and heard, that he atestifieth
; and no man receiveth his testimony.
He that hath received his testimony hath aset
to his bseal
that God is true.
For he whom God hath sent aspeaketh
the words of God: bfor
God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
The Father loveth the aSon
, and hath bgiven
into his hand.
that believeth on the Son hath beverlasting
life: and he that cbelieveth
not the Son shall not see life; but the dwrath
of God abideth on him.