1 Now there was
a man of the Pharisees, named Nicode'mus, a ruler of the Jews.
2 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
3 Jesus answered
him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is begotten from above, he cannot see
the kingdom of God."
said to him, "How can a man be begotten when he is old? Can he enter a second
time into his mother's womb and be begotten?"
5 Jesus answered,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is begotten of water and the Spirit,
he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
6 That which
is begotten of the flesh is flesh, and that which is begotten of the Spirit is
7 Do not marvel
that I said to you, 'You must be begotten from above.'
8 The wind blows
where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence
it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one who is begotten of the
Nicode'mus said to him, "How can this be?"
10 Jesus answered
him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand this?
11 Truly, truly,
I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have
seen; but you do not receive our testimony.
12 If I have
told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if
I tell you heavenly things?
13 No one has
ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man.
14 And as Moses
lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted
15 that whoever
believes in him may have eternal life."
16 For God so
loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him
should not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God sent
the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might
saved through him.
18 He who believes
in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already,
because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
19 And this is
the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness
rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every
one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest
his deeds should be exposed.
21 But he who
does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that
his deeds have been wrought in God.
1 Now when the Lord knew that the Pharisees
had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
2 (although Jesus himself did not baptize,
but only his disciples),
3 he left Judea and departed again to Galilee.
4 He had to pass through Samar'ia.
5 So he came to a city of Samar'ia, called
Sy'char, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Jacob's well was there, and so Jesus, wearied
as he was with his journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the
7 There came a woman of Samar'ia to draw water.
Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."
8 For his disciples had gone away into the
city to buy food.
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is
it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samar'ia?" For Jews have
no dealings with Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered her, "If
you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me
a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living
11 The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing
to draw with, and the well is deep; where do you get that living water?
12 Are you greater than our father Jacob,
who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his
13 Jesus said to her, "Every
one who drinks of this water will thirst again,
14 but whoever
drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water
that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to
15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this
water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."
16 Jesus said to her, "Go,
call your husband, and come here."
17 The woman answered him, "I have no husband."
Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying,
'I have no husband';
18 for you have
had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband; this you
19 The woman said to him, "Sir, I perceive
that you are a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain;
and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship."
21 Jesus said to her, "Woman,
believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem
will you worship the Father.
22 You worship
what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation
is from the Jews.
23 But the hour
is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father
in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him.
24 God is spirit,
and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
25 The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah
is coming (he who is called Christ); when he comes, he will show us all
26 Jesus said to her, "I
who speak to you am he."
15 The man went away and told the Jews that
it was Jesus who had healed him.
16 And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus,
because he did this on the sabbath.
17 But Jesus answered them, "My
Father is working still, and I am working."
18 This was why the Jews sought all the more
to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but also called God
his Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Jesus said to them, "Truly,
truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only
what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does
20 For the Father
loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself is doing; and greater
works than these will he show him, that you may marvel.
21 For as the
Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life
to whom he will.
22 The Father
judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,
23 that all may
honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the
Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
24 Truly, truly,
I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal
life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
25 "Truly, truly,
I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the
voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
26 For as the
Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life
27 and has given
him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man.
28 Do not marvel
at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear
29 and come forth,
those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have
done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.
30 "I can do
nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just,
because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
31 If I bear
witness to myself, my testimony is not true;
32 there is another
who bears witness to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears to
me is true.
33 You sent to
John, and he has borne witness to the truth.
34 Not that the
testimony which I receive is from man; but I say this that you
may be saved.
35 He was a burning
and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
36 But the testimony
which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father
has granted me to accomplish, these very works which I am doing, bear me
witness that the Father has sent me.
37 And the Father
who sent me has himself borne witness to me. His voice you have never heard,
his form you have never seen;
38 and you do
not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe him whom he has
39 You search
the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and
it is they that bear witness to me;
40 yet you refuse
to come to me that you may have life.
1 "Truly, truly,
I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs
in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber;
2 but he who
enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the
gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep
by name and leads them out.
4 When he has
brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him,
for they know his voice.
5 A stranger
they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know
the voice of strangers."
6 This figure
Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to
7 So Jesus again
said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All who came
before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them.
9 I am the door;
if any one enters by me, he will be saved,
and will go in and out and find pasture.
10 The thief
comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life,
and have it abundantly.
11 I am the good
shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
12 He who is
a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf
coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters
13 He flees because
he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep.
14 I am the good
shepherd; I know my own and my own know me,
15 as the Father
knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And I have
other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they
will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.
17 For this reason
the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
18 No one takes
it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it
down, and I have power to take it again; this charge I have received from
23 And Jesus answered them, "The
hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified.
24 Truly, truly,
I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it
remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
25 He who loves
his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it
for eternal life.
26 If any one
serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be
also; if any one serve me, the Father will honor him.
27 "Now is my
soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'?
No, for this purpose I have come to this hour.
28 Father, glorify
thy name." Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will
glorify it again."
29 The crowd standing by heard it and said
that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."
30 Jesus answered, "This
voice has come for your sake, not for mine.
31 Now is the
judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast out;
32 and I, when
I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself."
33 He said this to show by what death he was
34 The crowd answered him, "We have heard
from the law that the Christ remains for ever. How can you say that the
Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?"
35 Jesus said to them, "The
light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, lest
the darkness overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where
36 While you
have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light."
Jesus had said this, he departed and hid himself from them.
37 Though he had done so many signs before
them, yet they did not believe in him;
38 it was that the word spoken by the prophet
Isaiah might be fulfilled: "Lord, who has believed our report, and to whom
has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
39 Therefore they could not believe. For Isaiah
40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened
their heart, lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their
heart, and turn for me to heal them."
41 Isaiah said this because he saw his glory
and spoke of him.
42 Nevertheless many even of the authorities
believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it,
lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
43 for they loved the praise of men more than
the praise of God.
44 And Jesus cried out and said, "He
who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me.
45 And he who
sees me sees him who sent me.
46 I have come
as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in
47 If any one
hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did
not come to judge the world but to
save the world.
48 He who rejects
me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken
will be his judge on the last day.
49 For I have
not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given
me commandment what to say and what to speak.
50 And I know
that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the
Father has bidden me."