The Bible in Its Traditions

John 3:22–36

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22  After these things Jesus, along with His disciples, came into the land of Judea, and there He was staying with them and He was baptizing.

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23  Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salem, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized.

23  John also was baptizing at the spring of Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there; and they came, and were baptized.

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24  For John was not yet cast into prison.

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25  Then there came to be a dispute between John's disciples and a Jew about purification.

25  There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John`s disciples with a Jew about purifying.

25  Now it happened that a dispute arose between one of JohnÆs disciples and a Jew about the ceremony of purifying.

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26  And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified-behold, this [Man] is baptizing, and all [men] are coming to Him!"

26  And they came unto John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.

26  So they came to John and told him, Teacher, he who was with you at the Jordan crossing, concerning whom you testified, behold, he also is baptizing and a great many are coming to him.

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27  John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.

27  John responded and said: “A man is not able to receive anything, unless it has been given to him from heaven.

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28  You yourselves bear witness that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent before Him.'

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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 voice of the bridegroom. Therefore my joy has been fulfilled.

29  He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, that standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom`s voice: this my joy therefore is made full.

29  He who holds the bride is the groom. But the friend of the groom, who stands and listens to Him, rejoices joyfully at the voice of the groom. And so, this, my joy, has been fulfilled.

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30  He must increase, but I must decrease.

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31  He who comes from above is above all; he who is from the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.

31  He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is of the earth, and of the earth he speaketh: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

31  For he who has come from above is above all; and he who is of the earth is of the earth, and he speaks of earthly things; but he who has come from heaven is above all.

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32  And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.

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33  He who receives His testimony has certified that God is true.

33  He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to [this], that God is true.

33  Whoever has accepted his testimony has certified that God is truthful.

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34  For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.

35  The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.

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36  He who believes in the Son has eternal life; and he who does not believe the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

36  He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.

36  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. But whoever is unbelieving toward the Son shall not see life; instead the wrath of God remains upon him.”