1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.

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

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

4 Nicodemus saith to him, How can a man be born, when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

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

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

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it lifteth, and thou hearest the found thereof, but canst not tell, whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

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

10 Jesus answered and said to him, Art thou a teacher of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily I say to thee, we speak what we know, and testify what we have seen; yet ye receive not our testimony.

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how would ye believe, if I told you heavenly things?

13 For no one hath gone up to 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,

15 so must the Son of man be lifted up, That whosoever believeth on him, may not perish, but have everlasting life.

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

17 For God sent not his Son into the world, to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved thro' him.

18 He that believeth on him, is not condemned; but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.

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

20 For every one that doth evil, hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that practiseth the truth, cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest that they are wrought in God.

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

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

24 For John was not yet cast into prison.

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

26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou gavest testimony, behold he baptizeth, and all men come to him.

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

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

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.

30 He must increase, but I must decrease. He that cometh from above is above all:

31 he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth: yet no man receiveth his testimony.

33 He that hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal, that God is true.

34 For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God; for God giveth not him the Spirit by measure.

35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

36 He that believeth on the Son, hath everlasting life: but he that obeyeth not the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.