2:1 The third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there.
2:2 Jesus also was invited, with his disciples, to the marriage.
2:3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no wine.”
2:4 Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with you and me? My hour has not yet come.”
2:5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever he says to you, do it.”
2:6 Now there were six water pots of stone set there after the Jews’ way of purifying, containing two or three metretes apiece.
2:7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the water pots with water.” They filled them up to the brim.
2:8 He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the ruler of the feast.” So they took it.
2:9 When the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and didn’t know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast called the bridegroom,
2:10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when the guests have drunk freely, then that which is worse. You have kept the good wine until now!”
2:11 This beginning of his signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
2:12 After this, he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and they stayed there a few days.
2:13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2:14 He found in the temple those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, and the changers of money sitting.
2:15 He made a whip of cords, and threw all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew their tables.
2:16 To those who sold the doves, he said, “Take these things out of here! Don’t make my Father’s house a marketplace!”
2:17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will eat me up.”
2:18 The Jews therefore answered him, “What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things?”
2:19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
2:20 The Jews therefore said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple! Will you raise it up in three days?”
2:21 But he spoke of the temple of his body.
2:22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he said this, and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in his name, observing his signs which he did.
2:24 But Jesus didn’t trust himself to them, because he knew everyone,
2:25 and because he didn’t need for anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.
3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
3:2 The same came to him 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.”
3:3 Jesus answered him, “Most certainly, I tell you, unless one is born anew, he can’t see the Kingdom of God.”
3:4 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?”
3:5 Jesus answered, “Most certainly I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can’t enter into the Kingdom of God!
3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 Don’t marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born anew.’
3:8 The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don’t know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
3:9 Nicodemus answered him, “How can these things be?”
3:10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and don’t understand these things?
3:11 Most certainly I tell you, we speak that which we know, and testify of that which we have seen, and you don’t receive our witness.
3:12 If I told you earthly things and you don’t believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
3:13 No one has ascended into heaven, but he who descended out of heaven, the Son of Man, who is in heaven.
3:14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
3:15 that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
3:17 For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
3:18 He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn’t believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
3:19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
3:20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn’t come to the light, lest his works would be exposed.
3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God.”
3:22 After these things, Jesus came with his disciples into the land of Judea. He stayed there with them, and baptized.
3:23 John also was baptizing in Enon near Salim, because there was much water there. They came, and were baptized.
3:24 For John was not yet thrown into prison.
3:25 There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John’s disciples with some Jews about purification.
3:26 They came to John, and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, the same baptizes, and everyone is coming to him.”
3:27 John answered, “A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.
3:28 You yourselves testify that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before him.’
3:29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. This, my joy, therefore is made full.
3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
3:31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.
3:32 What he has seen and heard, of that he testifies; and no one receives his witness.
3:33 He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.
3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God gives the Spirit without measure.
3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.
3:36 One who believes in the Son has eternal life, but one who disobeys the Son won’t see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
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