John 3 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus by name, a prince of the Jews. 1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council.
2 And he came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know, that thou art come from God a master [Rabbi, we know, for of God thou hast come a master]; for no man may do these signs, that thou doest, but God be with him. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him."
3 Jesus answered, and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to thee, but a man be born again, he may not see the kingdom of God. 3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
4 Nicodemus said to him [Nicodemus saith to him], How may a man be born, when he is old? whether he may enter again into his mother's womb, and be born again? 4 "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"
5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to thee, but a man be born again of water, and of the Holy Ghost, he may not enter into the kingdom of God. 5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
6 That that is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that that is born of the Spirit, is spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
7 Wonder thou not, for I said to thee, It behooveth you to be born again. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'
8 The Spirit breatheth where he will, and thou hearest his voice, but thou knowest not, from whence he cometh, nor whither he goeth; so is each man that is born of the Spirit. 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."
9 Nicodemus answered, and said to him, How may these things be done [How be these things able to be done]? 9 "How can this be?" Nicodemus asked.
10 Jesus answered, and said to him, Thou art a master in Israel, and knowest not these things? [Jesus answered, and said to him, Art thou a master in Israel, and knowest not these things?] 10 "You are Israel's teacher," said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things?
11 Truly, truly, I say to thee, for we speak that that we know, and we witness that that we have seen, and ye take not our witnessing. 11 I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.
12 If I have said to you earthly things, and ye believe not, how if I say to you heavenly things, shall ye believe? 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 And no man ascendeth [up] into heaven, but he that came down from heaven, man's Son that is in heaven. [And no man ascendeth into heaven, no but he that came down from heaven, the Son of man which is in heaven.] 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man.
14 And as Moses areared a serpent in desert [And as Moses reared up a serpent in desert], so it behooveth man's Son to be raised [up], 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
15 that each man that believeth in him, perish not, but have everlasting life. 15 that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
16 For God loved so the world [Forsooth God so loved the world], that he gave his one begotten Son, that each man that believeth in him perish not, but have everlasting life. 16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world, that he judge the world, but that the world be saved by him. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
18 He that believeth in him, is not deemed; but he that believeth not, is now deemed [He that believeth into him is not deemed, or condemned; forsooth he that believeth not, is now condemned], for he believeth not in the name of the one begotten Son of God. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
19 And this is the doom, for light came into the world, and men loved more darknesses than light; for their works were evil. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
20 For each man that doeth evil, hateth the light; and he cometh not to the light [and cometh not to the light], that his works be not reproved. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
21 But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his works be showed, that they be done in God. 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."
22 After these things Jesus came, and his disciples, into the land of Judaea, and there he dwelled with them, and baptized [and baptized, or christened]. 22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized.
23 And John was baptizing in Aenon, beside Salim, for many waters were there; and they came, and were baptized. 23 Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were constantly coming to be baptized.
24 And John was not yet sent into prison. 24 (This was before John was put in prison.)
25 Therefore a question was made of John's disciples with the Jews, of the purification [of the purification, or cleansing]. 25 An argument developed between some of John's disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing.
26 And they came to John, and said to him, Master [Rabbi, or Master], he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witnessing, lo! he baptizeth, and all men come to him. 26 They came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan--the one you testified about--well, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him."
27 John answered, and said, A man may not take any thing, but it be given to him from heaven. 27 To this John replied, "A man can receive only what is given him from heaven.
28 Ye yourselves bear witnessing to me, that I said, I am not Christ, but that I am sent before him. 28 You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him.'
29 He that hath a wife, is the husband [+He that hath a spousess/a spouse, or a wife, is the spouse, or the husband]; but the friend of the spouse that standeth, and heareth him, joyeth with joy, for the voice of the spouse. Therefore in this thing my joy is fulfilled. 29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.
30 It behooveth him to wax, but me to be made less. [It behooveth him to wax, forsooth me to be diminished, or made less.] 30 He must become greater; I must become less.
31 He that came from above, is above all; he that is of the earth, speaketh of the earth; he that cometh from heaven, is above all. 31 "The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.
32 And he witnesseth that thing that he hath seen, and heard [And this thing that he saw and heard, he witnesseth], and no man taketh his witnessing. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.
33 But he that taketh his witnessing, hath confirmed that God is soothfast. [Forsooth he that hath taken his witnessing, hath marked that God is soothfast.] 33 The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful.
34 But he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God; for not to measure God giveth the Spirit. 34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.
35 The Father loveth the Son, and he hath given all things into his hand. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.
36 He that believeth in the Son, hath everlasting life; but he that is unbelieveful to the Son, shall not see everlasting life, but the wrath of God dwelleth on him. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."