John 3: 1-21
The New Birth
There was a man of the Pharisees named
Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him,
“Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from
God; for no one can do these signs that You do
unless God is with him.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly,
I say to you, unless one is born again, he
cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said 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?”
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you,
unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he
cannot enter the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and
that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the
sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from
and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of
Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can
these things be?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the
teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?
Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We
know and testify what We have seen, and you do
not receive Our witness.
If I have told you earthly things and you do not
believe, how will you believe if I tell you
No one has ascended to heaven but He who came
down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man
who is in heaven.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be
that whoever believes in Him should not perish
but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to
condemn the world, but that the world through
Him might be saved.
“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he
who does not believe is condemned already,
because he has not believed in the name of the
only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that the light has
come into the world, and men loved darkness
rather than light, because their deeds were
20 For everyone practicing evil hates the
light and does not come to the light, lest his
deeds should be exposed.
But he who does the truth comes to the light,
that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they
have been done in God.”