John 3:1-19

  1. Now there was man, a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.
  2. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”
  3. Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born from above he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
  4. Nicodemus said 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, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter 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. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’
  1. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
  2. No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven—the Son of Man.
  3. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
  4. that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
  5. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
  6. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
  7. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
  8. Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

Updated on 2009-12-20 (r.105) by Andrew Fountain