19"This is the judgment, that 1the Light has come into the world, and menloved the darknessratherthan the Light, for 2their deeds were evil.20"3For everyone who doesevilhates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.21"But he who 4practices the truthcomes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having beenwrought in God."
22AfterthesethingsJesus and His 5disciplescame into the land of Judea, and there He was spendingtime with them and 6baptizing.
23Johnalso was baptizing in AenonnearSalim, because there was muchwaterthere; and people were coming and were being baptized -
for 7John had not yetbeenthrown into prison.
25Thereforetherearose a discussion on the part of John'sdisciples with a Jewabout8purification.
And they came to John and said to him, "9Rabbi, He who was with you 10beyond the Jordan, to whom you 11have testified, behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to Him."
27Johnanswered and said, "12A mancanreceivenothingunless it 13has beengiven him from heaven.
"You yourselvesaare my witnesses that I said, '14I am not the bChrist,' but, 'I have beensentahead of Him.'
"He who has the bride is 15the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoicesgreatlybecause of the bridegroom'svoice. Sothis16joy of mine has been madefull.