John 3:8-18 NIV

8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."1

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9 "How can this be?"2 Nicodemus asked.

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10 "You are Israel's teacher,"3 said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things?

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11 I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know,4 and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.5

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12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?
13 No one has ever gone into heaven6 except the one who came from heaven7--the Son of Man.a8

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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,9 so the Son of Man must be lifted up,10

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      15 that everyone who believes11 in him may have eternal life.b12

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        • e 3:15 - Or "believes may have eternal life in him"
          16 "For God so loved13 the world that he gave14 his one and only Son,c15 that whoever believes16 in him shall not perish but have eternal life.17

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            • f 3:16 - Or "his only begotten Son"
              17 For God did not send his Son into the world18 to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.19

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              18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned,20 but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.d21

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                • g 3:18 - Or "God's only begotten Son"