An immersion baptism was one of the requirements for a convert to Judaism, and John the Baptist had most likely taken over the ritual, giving it new meaning in his own ministry. 2:9, Matt. AMP 3 John 1 You Walk in the Truth 1 The elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the beloved and esteemed Gaius, whom I love in truth. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. An immersion baptism was one of the requirements for a convert to Judaism, and John the Baptist had most likely taken over the ritual, giving it new meaning in his own ministry. everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 25 Therefore there arose a controversy between John’s disciples and a Jew in regard to [d]purification (ceremonial washing). The teaching on the born-again doctrine—found primarily in John 3 but expanded by Paul, Peter, and John in later writings—has been prone to misunderstanding since Jesus Christ spoke to Nicodemus about it nearly two thousand years ago. (B) 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi,(C) we know(D) that you are a teacher who has come from God. Jewish tradition specified that there had to be enough water to completely cover a person, and that it had to be collected naturally. that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 26 So they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi (Teacher), the Man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan [at the Jordan River crossing]—and to whom you have testified—look, He is baptizing too, and everyone is going to Him!” 27 John replied, “A man can receive nothing [he can claim nothing at all] unless it has been granted to him from heaven [for there is no other source than the sovereign will of God]. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been. (G), 31 “He who comes from [heaven] above is above all others; he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks [about things] of the earth [his viewpoint and experience are earthly]. again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” 1 The elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the beloved and esteemed Gaius, whom I love in truth. 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaiming the Father’s own message]; for God gives the [gift of the] Spirit without measure [generously and boundlessly]! 11:27; Luke 10:22; John 5:20; [Heb. 2:16; [1 John 4:9, 10; Rev. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. Download the most popular Bible versions to use even when the Internet is unavailable. 34 (AO)For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit (AP)by measure. [e](Q) 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness,(R) so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f](S) 15 that everyone who believes(T) may have eternal life in him.”[g](U). 30 (AH)He must increase, but I must decrease. 21 But whoever practices truth [and does what is right—morally, ethically, spiritually] comes to the Light, so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—accomplished in God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence on Him].”. John 3:25 An immersion baptism was one of the requirements for a convert to Judaism, and John the Baptist had most likely taken over the ritual, giving it new meaning in his own ministry. 25 Therefore there arose a controversy between John’s disciples and a Jew in regard to [d]purification (ceremonial washing). J. John 3 Amplified Bible (AMP) The New Birth. 16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. 28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, (AD)‘I am not the Christ,’ but, (AE)‘I have been sent before Him.’ 29 (AF)He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but (AG)the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. 31 (AI)He who comes from above (AJ)is above all; (AK)he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. 26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, (AA)to whom you have testified—behold, He is baptizing, and all (AB)are coming to Him!”, 27 John answered and said, (AC)“A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” Read verse in New International Version For no one could perform the signs(E) you are doing if God were not with him.”(F), 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. 15:47; Eph. Tools. 24 For (Z)John had not yet been thrown into prison. (AK) 26 They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi,(AL) that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified(AM) about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.”, 27 To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. John 3:19 See note 1:5. the Light has come into the world, and people loved the, comes to the Light, so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—accomplished in God. (AG) 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven; John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, an So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”. 16 For God so loved(V) the world that he gave(W) his one and only Son,(X) that whoever believes(Y) in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 9 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be possible?” 10 Jesus replied, “You are the [great and well-known] teacher of Israel, and yet you do not know nor understand these things [from Scripture]? 2 (A)This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for (B)no one can do these signs that You do unless (C)God is with him.”, 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, (D)unless one is born [a]again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”, 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? 11 (I)Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and (J)you do not receive Our witness. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d](J), 10 “You are Israel’s teacher,”(L) said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? (AT) 33 Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 37:9; 1 Cor. All rights reserved worldwide. 1 John 3 1 SEE WHAT [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! (H) 35 The Father loves the Son and has given and entrusted all things into His hand. And so we are! He cannot enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born, can he?” 5 Jesus answered, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God. The Greek refers to an unsaved person who has made the decision not to believe in the Son, Jesus Christ, that is, not to accept the salvation offered by the Son and commit to follow Him. Who came to Jesus at night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know and are certain that You have come from God [as] a Teacher; for no one can do these signs (these wonderworks, these miracles--and produce the proofs) that You do unless God is with him. 3 John 1:2 Context. John 3:25 An immersion baptism was one of the requirements for a convert to Judaism, and John the Baptist had most likely taken over the ritual, giving it new meaning in his own ministry. (F) 30 He must increase [in prominence], but I must decrease. 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. (C) 20 For every wrongdoer hates the Light, and does not come to the Light [but shrinks from it] for fear that his [sinful, worthless] activities will be exposed and condemned. 5:25, 27]; Rev. 24 (This was before John was put in prison. (AP) 30 He must become greater; I must become less.”[h]. the Light has come into the world, and people loved the, comes to the Light, so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—accomplished in God. 23 But John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, for there was an abundance of water there, and the people kept coming and being baptized. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind. He who comes from heaven is above all. 14 Just as Moses lifted up the [bronze] serpent in the desert [on a pole], so must the Son of Man be lifted up [on the cross],(B) 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life [after physical death, and will actually live forever]. No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten. 36 (AR)He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the (AS)wrath of God abides on him.”. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. 24 For John had not yet been thrown into prison. Such a person stands condemned by God unless he changes his mind. 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:33; John 8:28; 12:34; 19:18, Rom. (AF) 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 19 And this is the condemnation, (T)that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (AD) 19 This is the verdict: Light(AE) has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”, 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. (F) 30 He must increase [in prominence], but I must decrease. 11:5; Ezek. Jesus, God’s only Son, the One who is truly unique, the only one of His kind. 3:5, 6; 4:7; Heb. 28 You yourselves are my witnesses that I stated, ‘I am not the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed),’ but, ‘I have [only] been sent ahead of Him [as His appointed forerunner and messenger to announce and proclaim His coming].’(E) 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens to him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. 33 Whoever receives His testimony has set his seal [of approval] to this: God is true [and he knows that God cannot lie]. 16 (P)For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten (Q)Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 1 John 3:1 AMP See what an incredible quality of love the Father has shown to us, that we would [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! 31 The one who comes from above(AQ) is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. All rights reserved. Nicodemus grasps that Jesus is speaking of a birth. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. )(AJ) 25 An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’, The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. 3 Now there was a certain man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler (member of the Sanhedrin) among the Jews, 2 who came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi (Teacher), we know [without any doubt] that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs [these wonders, these attesting miracles] that You do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a person is born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified], he cannot [ever] see and experience the kingdom of God.”, 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? John 3:3 - AMP - Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly... Study verse in the The Amplified Bible 1:23; 1 John 3:9], Ps. Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21. John 3:25 An immersion baptism was one of the requirements for a convert to Judaism, and John the Baptist had most likely taken over the ritual, giving it new meaning in his own ministry. In fact, Nicodemus immediately misconstrued what Christ meant, understanding His analogy on a purely physical level, as another literal birth. 22 After these things Jesus and His disciples went into the land of Judea, and there He spent time with them and baptized. John 3:5 The Greek “kai” (“and”) may be rendered “even.” John 3:13 Some manuscripts add this phrase. (G), 31 “He who comes from [heaven] above is above all others; he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks [about things] of the earth [his viewpoint and experience are earthly]. (AH) 23 Now John(AI) also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized. 3 John Amplified Bible (AMP) You Walk in the Truth. A A A A A; A Meeting With Nicodemus . John 3:19 See note 1:5. 4:10, 11], Matt. 28 You yourselves are my witnesses that I stated, ‘I am not the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed),’ but, ‘I have [only] been sent ahead of Him [as His appointed forerunner and messenger to announce and proclaim His coming].’(E) 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens to him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. AMP 1 John 3 Children of God Love One Another 1 See what an incredible quality of love the Father has shown to us, that we would [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! John 3. John 3:1 - 36 NOW THERE was a certain man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler (a leader, an authority) among the Jews. teacher of Israel, and yet you do not know, and you do not believe, how will you believe. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 11 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, we speak only of what we [absolutely] know and testify about what we have [actually] seen [as eyewitnesses]; and [still] you [reject our evidence and] do not accept our testimony. 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. John 3:16 James Moulton and George Milligan, The Vocabulary. (I) 36 He who believes and trusts in the Son and accepts Him [as Savior] has eternal life [that is, already possesses it]; but he who does not believe the Son and chooses to reject Him, [disobeying Him and denying Him as Savior] will not see [eternal] life, but [instead] the wrath of God hangs over him continually.”(J), 3 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 32 What He has [actually] seen and heard, of that He testifies; and yet no one accepts His testimony [as true]. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 (G)The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Such a person stands condemned by God unless he changes his mind. 30:12; Prov. 15:47; Eph. 6:15; Titus 3:5; James 1:18; 1 Pet. [a]”(G), 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. 25 Therefore there arose a controversy between some of John’s disciples and a Jew in regard to purification. and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3 × Page Options . 3 Now there was a certain man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler (member of the Sanhedrin) among the Jews, 2 who came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi (Teacher), we know [without any doubt] that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs [these wonders, these attesting miracles] that You do unless … The one who practices sin [separating himself from God, and offending Him by acts of disobedience, indifference, or rebellion] is of the devil [and takes his inner character and moral values from him, not God]; for the devil has sinned and violated God’s law from the beginning. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been (V)done in God.”. “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. 13 (K)No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man [b]who is in heaven. but that the world might be saved through Him. (A) 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh [the physical is merely physical], and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 1:5], [Rom. NASB change. 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 28:18; John 1:15, 27; 13:13; Rom. (D) 23 Now John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was an abundance of water there; and people were coming and were being baptized— 24 for John had not yet been thrown into prison. 23 Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near (X)Salim, because there was much water there. John 3 Amplified Bible (AMP) The New Birth. (C) 20 For every wrongdoer hates the Light, and does not come to the Light [but shrinks from it] for fear that his [sinful, worthless] activities will be exposed and condemned. 20 For (U)everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 13 No one has gone up into heaven, but there is One who came down from heaven, the Son of Man [Himself—whose home is in heaven]. John 3:3-4. (Y)And they came and were baptized. 18 Whoever believes and has decided to trust in Him [as personal Savior and Lord] is not judged [for this one, there is no judgment, no rejection, no condemnation]; but the one who does not believe [and has decided to reject Him as personal Savior and Lord] is judged already [that one has been convicted and sentenced], because [b]he has not believed and trusted in the name of the [One and] only begotten Son of God [the One who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, the One who alone can save him]. 13 No one has ever gone into heaven(O) except the one who came from heaven(P)—the Son of Man. Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and. Used by permission. (AL)He who comes from heaven is above all. 34 For the one whom God has sent(AU) speaks the words of God, for God[i] gives the Spirit(AV) without limit. Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 22 After these things Jesus and His disciples went into the land of Judea, and there He spent time with them and baptized. 35 (AQ)The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. John 3:25 An immersion baptism was one of the requirements for a convert to Judaism, and John the Baptist had most likely taken over the ritual, giving it new meaning in his own ministry. 25 Therefore there arose a controversy between John’s disciples and a Jew in regard to # An immersion baptism was one of the requirements for a convert to Judaism, and John the Baptist had most likely taken over the ritual, giving it new meaning in his own ministry. 16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. 21:9, Matt. 5:8; Eph. and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He remained with them (W)and baptized. John 3:6 Or but spirit; John 3:7 The Greek is plural. 135:7; Eccl. 1 John 3 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition 3 See what [[ a]an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! 19 This is the judgment [that is, the cause for indictment, the test by which people are judged, the basis for the sentence]: the Light has come into the world, and people loved the [c]darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. And so we are! Jewish tradition specified that there had to be enough water to completely cover a … 3 Now there was a certain man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler (member of the Sanhedrin) among the Jews, 2 who came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi (Teacher), we know [without any doubt] that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs [these wonders, these attesting miracles] that You do unless … All rights reserved. Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”, 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, (E)unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaiming the Father’s own message]; for God gives the [gift of the] Spirit without measure [generously and boundlessly]! 1:21; Phil. (H) 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. And so we are! (AO) The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. 13 No one has gone up into heaven, but there is One who came down from heaven, the Son of Man [Himself—whose home is in heaven]. John 3:26 George M. Lamsa, The New Testament. 33 Whoever receives His testimony has set his seal [of approval] to this: God is true [and he knows that God cannot lie]. 2 Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually]. So this pleasure and joy of mine is now complete. but that the world might be saved through Him. (H) 35 The Father loves the Son and has given and entrusted all things into His hand. 1 John 3 Amplified Bible (AMP) Children of God Love One Another 3 See what an incredible quality of love the Father has shown to us, that we would [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! Navigate by book, topic, passage, search and more. 18 Whoever believes and has decided to trust in Him [as personal Savior and Lord] is not judged [for this one, there is no judgment, no rejection, no condemnation]; but the one who does not believe [and has decided to reject Him as personal Savior and Lord] is judged already [that one has been convicted and sentenced], because [b]he has not believed and trusted in the name of the [One and] only begotten Son of God [the One who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, the One who alone can save him]. 9 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be possible?” 10 Jesus replied, “You are the [great and well-known] teacher of Israel, and yet you do not know nor understand these things [from Scripture]? All rights reserved. The Greek refers to an unsaved person who has made the decision not to believe in the Son, Jesus Christ, that is, not to accept the salvation offered by the Son and commit to follow Him. (AB) 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned,(AC) but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (D) 23 Now John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was an abundance of water there; and people were coming and were being baptized— 24 for John had not yet been thrown into prison. 7 Do not be surprised that I have told you, ‘You must be born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified].’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”. 14 (L)And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so (M)must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever (N)believes in Him should [c]not perish but (O)have eternal life. 10:6; 1 Cor. 21 But whoever practices truth [and does what is right—morally, ethically, spiritually] comes to the Light, so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—accomplished in God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence on Him].”. unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Jewish tradition specified that there had to be enough water to completely cover a … 1 John 3:1-2. Bible Reader with fully formatted text and multiple versions and languages available. 11 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, we speak only of what we [absolutely] know and testify about what we have [actually] seen [as eyewitnesses]; and [still] you [reject our evidence and] do not accept our testimony. 9:5; [Col. 1:17, 18], John 6:33; 1 Cor. 2:11, Deut. 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