John Chapter 3 : Christ’s discourse with Nicodemus. John’s testimony.
3:1. And there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
3:2. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou dost, unless God be with him.
3:3. Jesus answered and said to him: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
3:4. Nicodemus saith to him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born again?
3:5. Jesus answered: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
3:6. That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7. Wonder not that I said to thee: You must be born again.
3:8. The Spirit breatheth where he will and thou hearest his voice: but thou knowest not whence he cometh and whither he goeth. So is every one that is born of the Spirit.
3:9. Nicodemus answered and said to him: How can these things be done?
3:10. Jesus answered and said to him: Art thou a master in Israel, and knowest not these things?
3:11. Amen, amen, I say to thee that we speak what we know and we testify what we have seen: and you receive not our testimony.
3:12. If I have spoken to you earthly things, and you believe not: how will you believe, if I shall speak to you heavenly things?
3:13. And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven.
3:14. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up:
3:15. That whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
3:16. For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son: that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.