John 3:21-31 NRS

21 But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God." a

References for John 3:21

    • w 3:21 - Some interpreters hold that the quotation concludes with verse 15
      22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he spent some time there with them and baptized.
      23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim because water was abundant there; and people kept coming and were being baptized
      24 —John, of course, had not yet been thrown into prison.
      25 Now a discussion about purification arose between John's disciples and a Jew. b

      References for John 3:25

        • x 3:25 - Other ancient authorities read [the Jews]
          26 They came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing, and all are going to him."
          27 John answered, "No one can receive anything except what has been given from heaven.
          28 You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, "I am not the Messiah, c but I have been sent ahead of him.'

          References for John 3:28

            • y 3:28 - Or [the Christ]
              29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. For this reason my joy has been fulfilled.
              30 He must increase, but I must decrease." d

              References for John 3:30

                • z 3:30 - Some interpreters hold that the quotation continues through verse 36
                  31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all.