1And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus by name, a prince of the Jews.
2And he came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know, that thou art come from God a master [or for of God thou hast come a master]; for no man may do these signs, that thou doest, but God be with him.
3Jesus answered, and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to thee, but a man be born again, he may not see the kingdom of God.
4Nicodemus said to him, How may a man be born, when he is old? whether he may enter again into his mother’s womb, and be born again?
5Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to thee, but a man be born again of water, and of the Holy Ghost, he may not enter into the kingdom of God.
6That that is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that that is born of the Spirit, is spirit.
7Wonder thou not, for I said to thee, It behooveth you to be born again.
8The Spirit breatheth where he will, and thou hearest his voice, but thou knowest not, from whence he cometh, nor whither he goeth; so is each man that is born of the Spirit.
9Nicodemus answered, and said to him, How may these things be done?
10Jesus answered, and said to him, Thou art a master in Israel, and knowest not these things?
11Truly, truly, I say to thee, for we speak that that we know, and we witness that that we have seen, and ye take not our witnessing.
12If I have said to you earthly things, and ye believe not, how if I say to you heavenly things, shall ye believe?
13And no man ascendeth [or goeth up] into heaven, but he that came down from heaven, man’s Son that is in heaven [or the Son of man which is in heaven].
14And as Moses areared [or reared up] a serpent in desert, so it behooveth man’s Son to be raised [up],
15that each man that believeth in him, perish not, but have everlasting life.
16For God loved so the world [or Forsooth God so loved the world], that he gave his one begotten Son, that each man that believeth in him perish not, but have everlasting life.
17For God sent not his Son into the world, that he judge the world, but that the world be saved by him.
18He that believeth in him, is not deemed, [or condemned]; but he that believeth not, is now deemed [or condemned], for he believeth not in the name of the one [or the only] begotten Son of God.
19And this is the doom, for light came into the world, and men loved more darknesses than light; for their works were evil.
20For each man that doeth evil, hateth the light; and he cometh not to the light, that his works be not reproved.
21But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his works be showed, that they be done in God.
22After these things Jesus came, and his disciples, into the land of Judea, and there he dwelled with them, and baptized.
23And John was baptizing in Aenon, beside Salim, for many waters were there; and they came, and were baptized [or christened].
24And John was not yet sent into prison.
25Therefore a question was made of John’s disciples with the Jews, of the purification, [or cleansing].
26And they came to John, and said to him, Master [or Rabbi], he that was with thee beyond [or over] Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witnessing, lo! he baptizeth, and all men come to him.
27John answered, and said, A man may not take anything, but it be given to him from heaven.
28Ye yourselves bear witnessing to me, that I said, I am not Christ, but that I am sent before him.
29He that hath a wife, is the husband [or the spouse]; but the friend of the spouse that standeth, and heareth him, joyeth with joy, for the voice of the spouse. Therefore in this thing my joy is fulfilled.
30It behooveth him to wax, but me to be made less [or to be diminished].
31He that came from above, is above all; he that is of the earth, speaketh of the earth; he that cometh from heaven, is above all.
32And he witnesseth that thing that he hath seen, and heard, and no man taketh his witnessing.
33But he that taketh his witnessing, hath confirmed that God is soothfast.
34But he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God; for not to measure God giveth the Spirit.
35The Father loveth the Son, and he hath given all things into his hand.
36He that believeth in the Son, hath everlasting life; but he that is unbelieveful to the Son, shall not see everlasting life, but the wrath of God dwelleth on him.