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SAN JUAN 3 Quiché, Centro Occidental (QUT)

Ri Jesús cätzijon rucˈ ri tat Nicodemo

Cˈo jun tataˈ fariseo, Nicodemo u biˈ. Ri tataˈ riˈ nim u banic chquixol ri winak aj Israel. Ri tat Nicodemo xopan rucˈ ri Jesús chakˈab chuchˈabexic, xubij che: Ajtij, ―xcha che. Ketam chi are ri Dios takowinak la lok che ka tijoxic rumal chi man cˈo tä jun cäcowin chucˈutic ri u chukˈab cucˈ cajmabal tak etal jas ri tajin cäban la we ta mat cˈo ri Dios rucˈ, ―xcha che ri Jesús.

Te riˈ ri Jesús xubij che: Kas tzij quinbij che la chi we jun winak man quil chi na u wäch jumul chic, man cuyaˈ taj queˈrilaˈ jawijeˈ ri cätakan wi ri Dios, ―xcha che.

Ri tat Nicodemo xutaˈ che, xubij: ¿Jas ta cˈu lo cuban jun achi ri riˈj chic rech quil chi na u wäch jumul chic? ¿A cäcowin ta cˈu lo coc ri areˈ jumul chic chupam ru nan rech quil chi na u wäch chucamul? ―xcha che.

Ri Jesús xchˈawic, xubij che: Kas tzij quinbij che la chi ri winak ri man quil tä na u wäch rucˈ joron, xukujeˈ rucˈ ri Lokˈalaj Espíritu, man cuyaˈ taj copan chilaˈ jawijeˈ ri cätakan wi ri Dios, ―cächa che. Ri winak ri calcˈualax cumal ru nan u tat, xak winak riˈ. Are cˈu ri winak ri calcˈualax rumal ri Lokˈalaj Espíritu, ralcˈual ri Dios riˈ. Mäcajmaj baˈ la chi quinbij che la: “Rajwaxic chi quil chi na u wäch jun winak jumul chic,” ―cächa che. Jeˈ jas ri quiäkikˈ xa apawijeˈ cäjichˈichˈ wi, cätataj ru jininem, man kˈalaj tä cˈut jawijeˈ ri cäpe wi, o jawijeˈ ri queˈ wi. Are cˈu je riˈ ri winak ri quil u wäch rumal ri Lokˈalaj Espíritu, ―xcha ri Jesús che.

Ri tat Nicodemo xutaˈ chi jumul che ri Jesús, xubij: ¿Jas cˈu ru banic waˈ? ―xcha che.

10 Ri Jesús xchˈawic, xubij che: Ri lal, lal jun nimalaj ajtij pa Israel. ¿A mat cächˈob la waˈ ri tajin quinbij? ―cächa che. 11 Kas tzij quinbij che la, chi ri uj cäkabij ri ketam, cäkakˈalajisaj cˈu ri kilom. Are cˈu ri alak man cäcoj tä alak ri cäkabij chech alak. 12 We man cäcoj alak ri quinbij chrij ri cäcˈulmataj waral cho ruwächulew, ¿a are ta cˈu lo cäcoj alak riˈ we quintzijon chrij ri cäcˈulmataj pa ri caj? ―cächa che.

13 Man cˈo tä jun winak pakalinak bi chilaˈ chicaj, xane xak xuwi ri kajinak lok chicaj. Are cˈu ri in, in riˈ ri Ralcˈual ri Dios ri Kas Winak, ―cächa ri Jesús. 14 Jas ri xbantaj pa ri juyub ri cätzˈinowic aretak ri ka mam Moisés xuyac ri jun cumätz re chˈichˈ bronce puwiˈ jun cheˈ chquiwäch ri winak, je cˈu riˈ cäban na chwe in, in riˈ ri Ralcˈual ri Dios ri Kas Winak. Quinyac na in chquiwäch ri winak. 15 Je riˈ rech apachin ri cäcojon chwe in man cäsach tä u wäch, xane curik ri cˈaslemal ri man cˈo tä u qˈuisic, ―xcha ri Jesús che ri tat Nicodemo.

Waral cäkil wi ri nimalaj rutzil ranimaˈ ri Dios chque conojel winak

16 Ri Dios cˈut sibalaj queraj ri winak cho ruwächulew chi xusipaj lok ru Cˈojol ri xak xuwi waˈ u Cˈojol cˈolic, rech apachin ri cäcojon che ri Areˈ man cäsach tä u wäch, xane curik ri cˈaslemal ri man cˈo tä u qˈuisic. 17 Ri Dios man xutak tä lok ru Cˈojol cho ruwächulew chukˈatic tzij pa qui wiˈ ri winak chi cˈäjisaxic qui wäch, xane che qui toˈic.

18 Jachin ri cäcojon che ru Cˈojol ri Dios, man cäkˈat tä tzij puwiˈ chi cäcˈäjisax u wäch. Jachin cˈu ri man cäcojon tä che, ya kˈatom chi tzij puwiˈ chi cäcˈäjisax u wäch rumal chi man cäcojon tä che ru Cˈojol ri Dios ri xak xuwi u Cˈojol waˈ cˈolic. 19 Ri man quecojon taj kˈatom chi tzij pa qui wiˈ chi cäcˈäjisax qui wäch rumal chi aretak ri sakil xpe cho ruwächulew, ri winak are utz xquil wi ri kˈekum rumal chi man utz taj ri tajin cäcaˈno. 20 Conojel ri cäcaˈn etzelal cäquetzelaj u wäch ri sakil. Man cäcaj tä cˈu quekeb cho ri sakil rumal chi man cäcaj taj chi cäkˈalajin ri etzelal ri tajin cäcaˈno. 21 Jachin cˈu tak ri cäcaˈn ri kas tzij, quekeb riˈ cho ri sakil rech cäkˈalajinic chi ronojel ri tajin cäcaˈno are waˈ ri craj ri Dios.

Ri Juan Kasal Jaˈ cächˈaw chi jumul chrij ri Jesús

22 Te cˈu riˈ ri Jesús xel bi chilaˈ, xeˈ pa Judea junam cucˈ ru tijoxelab. Naj cˈut xcanaj na chilaˈ cucˈ ri e areˈ, xuban cˈu kasnaˈ. 23 Ri tat Juan xukujeˈ tajin cuban kasnaˈ pa Enón, chunakaj ri Salim, jawijeˈ cˈo wi qˈuia joron. Xeopan ri winak rucˈ, xuban cˈu qui kasnaˈ. 24 Mäjaˈ cˈu coc ri tat Juan pa cheˈ aretak xbantaj waˈ.

25 Te riˈ xchaptaj jun chˈoj chquixol ru tijoxelab ri tat Juan cucˈ jujun aj Israel chrij ri resaxic ri äwas chquij. 26 Xeˈquibij cˈu che ri tat Juan: Ajtij, chilampe la chi ri Jun ri xcˈoji ucˈ la chrelbal kˈij che ri nimaˈ Jordán, ri Jun ri xkˈalajisaj la chkawäch, ri Areˈ tajin cuban kasnaˈ cämic, conojel cˈu ri winak tajin quebeˈ rucˈ, ―xecha che.

27 Ri tat Juan xubij chque: Man cˈo tä jun winak cˈo jas cäcowin chubanic, we man yoˈm che rumal ri Dios. 28 Ri ix, kas xita riˈ jas ri xinbij, chi man in taj ri Cristo, xane xa in takom lok nabe chuwäch ri Areˈ. 29 Pa jun cˈulanem, ri cˈamowinak bi ri ali are ri ala. Are cˈu ri rachiˈl ri ala ri cˈo chilaˈ cutatabej ri ala cätzijonic, cäquicot cˈu rucˈ aretak cuto. Je cˈu riˈ ri in cämic sibalaj quinquicotic. 30 Ri Areˈ rajwaxic are cänimar na u kˈij, are cˈu ri in, rajwaxic chi nojim man nim tä chic quinil wi, ―xcha ri tat Juan chque ru tijoxelab.

Cˈo Jun ri cäpe chilaˈ chicaj

31 Ri Jun ri cäpe chilaˈ chicaj are cˈo pa qui wiˈ conojel. Are cˈu ri jun ri xak ajuwächulew, xuwi cutzijoj ri cäbantaj waral cho ruwächulew. Are cˈu ri Jun ri cäpe chilaˈ chicaj are cˈo pa qui wiˈ conojel. 32 Ri Areˈ cˈut, are cutzijoj ri rilom, ri u tom. Man cˈo tä cˈu jun cucojo jas ri cubij. 33 Jachin cˈu ri cucojo, rucˈ waˈ cujiquiba u bixic chi ri Dios cubij ri kas tzij. 34 Ri Jun ri takom lok rumal ri Dios, cutzijoj ru Tzij ri Dios, rumal chi ri Dios man xak tä jubikˈ ri Espíritu rech Areˈ u yoˈm che. 35 Ri Dios ka Tat lokˈ ru Cˈojol chuwäch, u yoˈm cˈu ronojel pu kˈab. 36 Jachin ri cäcojon che ru Cˈojol ri Dios cˈo u cˈaslemal ri man cˈo tä u qˈuisic. Jachin cˈu ri man craj taj cäcojon che ru Cˈojol ri Dios, man cˈo tä u cˈaslemal riˈ, xane ri nimalaj royowal ri Dios cäpe na puwiˈ, cäcˈäjisax cˈu na u wäch.

John 3 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.[a]

“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d]

“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 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 except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[e] 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f] 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”[g]

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

22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. 23 Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized. 24 (This was before John was put in prison.) 25 An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. 26 They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified 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. 28 You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30 He must become greater; I must become less.”[h]

31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33 Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God[i] gives the Spirit without limit. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

Footnotes:

  1. John 3:3 The Greek for again also means from above; also in verse 7.
  2. John 3:6 Or but spirit
  3. John 3:7 The Greek is plural.
  4. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind.
  5. John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven
  6. John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted.
  7. John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21.
  8. John 3:30 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 36.
  9. John 3:34 Greek he
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