John 3:27-36

27 John answered, "No one can have anything unless God gives it.
28 You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, "I am not the Messiah, but I have been sent ahead of him.' 1
29 The bridegroom is the one to whom the bride belongs; but the bridegroom's friend, who stands by and listens, is glad when he hears the bridegroom's voice. This is how my own happiness is made complete.
30 He must become more important while I become less important."
31 He who comes from above is greater than all. He who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly matters, but he who comes from heaven is above all.
32 He tells what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his message.
33 But whoever accepts his message confirms by this that God is truthful.
34 The one whom God has sent speaks God's words, because God gives him the fullness of his Spirit.
35 The Father loves his Son and has put everything in his power. 2
36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not have life, but will remain under God's punishment.