John 3:13-23 NIV

13 No one has ever gone into heaven1 except the one who came from heaven2--the Son of Man.a3

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    • d 3:13 - Some manuscripts "Man, who is in heaven"
      14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert,4 so the Son of Man must be lifted up,5

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      15 that everyone who believes6 in him may have eternal life.b7

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        • e 3:15 - Or "believes may have eternal life in him"
          16 "For God so loved8 the world that he gave9 his one and only Son,c10 that whoever believes11 in him shall not perish but have eternal life.12

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            • f 3:16 - Or "his only begotten Son"
              17 For God did not send his Son into the world13 to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.14

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              18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned,15 but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.d16

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                • g 3:18 - Or "God's only begotten Son"
                  19 This is the verdict: Light17 has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.18

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                  20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.19

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                  21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."e

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                    • h 3:21 - Some interpreters end the quotation after verse 15.

                      John the Baptist's Testimony About Jesus

                      22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized.20

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                      23 Now John21 also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were constantly coming to be baptized.

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