22AfterthesethingsJesus and His 1disciplescame into the land of Judea, and there He was spendingtime with them and 2baptizing.
23Johnalso was baptizing in AenonnearSalim, because there was muchwaterthere ; and people were coming and were being baptized -
for 3John had not yetbeenthrown into prison.
25Thereforetherearose a discussion on the part of John'sdisciples with a Jewabout4purification.
And they came to John and said to him, "5Rabbi, He who was with you 6beyond the Jordan, to whom you 7have testified, behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to Him."
27Johnanswered and said, "8A mancanreceivenothingunless it 9has beengiven him from heaven.
"You yourselvesaare my witnesses that I said, '10I am not the bChrist,' but, 'I have beensentahead of Him.'
"He who has the bride is 11the bridegroom ; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoicesgreatlybecause of the bridegroom'svoice. Sothis12joy of mine has been madefull.
"He mustincrease, but I must decrease.
"13He who comes from above is aboveall, 14he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. 15He who comes from heaven is aboveall.
32"What He has seen and heard, of that He 16testifies ; and 17noonereceives His testimony.
"He who has received His testimony18has set his seal to this, that God is true.
"For He whomGod has 19sentspeaks the words of God ; c20for He gives the Spiritwithoutmeasure.
"21The Fatherloves the Son and 22has givenallthings into His hand.
"He who 23believes in the Sonhaseternallife ; but he who 24does not dobey the Son will not seelife, but the wrath of Godabides on him."