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John 3:22-36

ESV 22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. MSG 22 After this conversation, Jesus went on with his disciples into the Judean countryside and relaxed with them there. He was also baptizing. ESV 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized MSG 23 At the same time, John was baptizing over at Aenon near Salim, where water was abundant. ESV 24 (for John had not yet been put in prison). MSG 24 This was before John was thrown into jail. ESV 25 Now a discussion arose between some of John's disciples and a Jew over purification. MSG 25 John's disciples got into an argument with the establishment Jews over the nature of baptism. ESV 26 And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness--look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him." MSG 26 They came to John and said, "Rabbi, you know the one who was with you on the other side of the Jordan? The one you authorized with your witness? Well, he's now competing with us. He's baptizing, too, and everyone's going to him instead of us." ESV 27 John answered, "A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. MSG 27 John answered, "It's not possible for a person to succeed - I'm talking about eternal success - without heaven's help. ESV 28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.' MSG 28 You yourselves were there when I made it public that I was not the Messiah but simply the one sent ahead of him to get things ready. ESV 29 The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. MSG 29 The one who gets the bride is, by definition, the bridegroom. And the bridegroom's friend, his 'best man' - that's me - in place at his side where he can hear every word, is genuinely happy. How could he be jealous when he knows that the wedding is finished and the marriage is off to a good start? ESV 30 He must increase, but I must decrease." MSG 30 This is the assigned moment for him to move into the center, while I slip off to the sidelines. ESV 31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. MSG 31 "The One who comes from above is head and shoulders over other messengers from God. The earthborn is earthbound and speaks earth language; the heavenborn is in a league of his own. ESV 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. MSG 32 He sets out the evidence of what he saw and heard in heaven. No one wants to deal with these facts. ESV 33 Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. MSG 33 But anyone who examines this evidence will come to stake his life on this: that God himself is the truth. ESV 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. MSG 34 "The One that God sent speaks God's words. And don't think he rations out the Spirit in bits and pieces. ESV 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. MSG 35 The Father loves the Son extravagantly. He turned everything over to him so he could give it away - a lavish distribution of gifts. ESV 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. MSG 36 That is why whoever accepts and trusts the Son gets in on everything, life complete and forever! And that is also why the person who avoids and distrusts the Son is in the dark and doesn't see life. All he experiences of God is darkness, and an angry darkness at that."

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