11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know,(A) and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.(B) 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven(C) except the one who came from heaven(D)—the Son of Man.[a](E) 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness,(F) so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[b](G) 15 that everyone who believes(H) may have eternal life in him.”[c](I)

16 For God so loved(J) the world that he gave(K) his one and only Son,(L) that whoever believes(M) in him shall not perish but have eternal life.(N) 17 For God did not send his Son into the world(O) to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.(P) 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned,(Q) but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.(R) 19 This is the verdict: Light(S) has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.(T) 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.(U) 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.

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven
  2. John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted.
  3. John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21.

44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.(A) 45 The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me.(B) 46 I have come into the world as a light,(C) so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

47 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.(D) 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them(E) at the last day. 49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me(F) to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life.(G) So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”(H)

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