John 3-4 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
3 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
2 The same came to Jesus by night and said unto Him, “Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, unless God be with him.”
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, “Verily, verily I say unto thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said unto 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?”
5 Jesus answered, “Verily, verily I say unto thee, unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, ‘Ye must be born again.’
8 The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto Him, “How can these things be?”
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, “Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily I say unto thee, we speak what we know and testify what we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to Heaven, but He that came down from Heaven, even the Son of Man who is in Heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
15 that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He that believeth in Him is not condemned; but He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation: that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He tarried with them, and baptized.
23 And John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized,
24 for John had not yet been cast into prison.
25 Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying.
26 And they came unto John and said unto him, “Rabbi, He that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou bearest witness — behold, the same baptizeth and all men come to Him.”
27 John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing, unless it be given him from Heaven.
28 Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but that ‘I am sent before Him.’
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. This my joy, therefore, is fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 “He that cometh from above is above all; he that is of the earth is earthly and speaketh of the earth. He that cometh from Heaven is above all.
32 And what He hath seen and heard, to that He testifieth, and no man receiveth His testimony.
33 He that hath received His testimony hath set his seal to this: that God is true.
34 For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God, for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto Him.
35 The Father loveth the Son and hath given all things into His hand.
36 He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
4 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John
2 (though Jesus Himself baptized not, but His disciples),
3 He left Judea and departed again into Galilee,
4 and He needed to go through Samaria.
5 Then came He to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus by the well; and it was about the sixth hour.
7 There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said unto her, “Give Me to drink.”
8 (For His disciples had gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9 Then said the woman of Samaria unto Him, “How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest a drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria?” For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, “If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith to thee, ‘Give Me to drink,’ thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water.”
11 The woman said unto Him, “Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou that living water?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank thereof himself, and his children and his cattle?”
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again,
14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
15 The woman said unto Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.”
16 Jesus said unto her, “Go, call thy husband, and come hither.”
17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said unto her, “Thou hast well said, ‘I have no husband’;
18 for thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband. In that thou saidst truly.”
19 The woman said unto Him, “Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and ye say that Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.”
21 Jesus said unto her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither on this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 Ye worship ye know not what; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
23 But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.
24 God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
25 The woman said unto Him, “I know that Messiah cometh, who is called Christ. When He has come, He will tell us all things.”
26 Jesus said unto her, “I that speak unto thee am He.”
27 And upon this came His disciples and marveled that He talked with the woman; yet no man said, “What seekest Thou?” or, “Why talkest Thou with her?”
28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city and said to the men,
29 “Come, see a man who told me all things that ever I did. Is not this the Christ?”
30 Then they went out of the city and came unto Him.
31 Meanwhile His disciples entreated Him, saying, “Master, eat.”
32 But He said unto them, “I have meat to eat that ye know not of.”
33 Therefore the disciples said one to another, “Hath any man brought Him aught to eat?”
34 Jesus said unto them, “My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work.
35 Say not ye, ‘There are yet four months and then cometh the harvest’? Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life eternal, that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37 And herein is that saying true, ‘One soweth and another reapeth.’
38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor; other men labored, and ye have entered into their labors.”
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the saying of the woman who testified, “He told me all that ever I did.”
40 So when the Samaritans had come unto Him, they besought Him that He would tarry with them; and He abode there two days.
41 And many more believed because of His own word,
42 and said unto the woman, “Now we believe, not because of thy saying, for we have heard Him ourselves and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”
43 Now after two days He departed thence and went into Galilee.
44 For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet hath no honor in his own country.
45 Then when He had come into Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did at Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone to the feast.
46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto Him and besought Him that He would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
48 Then Jesus said unto him, “Unless ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.”
49 The nobleman said unto Him, “Sir, come down ere my child die!”
50 Jesus said unto him, “Go thy way; thy son liveth.” And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
51 And as he was going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Thy son liveth!”
52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he began to be healed. And they said unto him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus had said unto him, “Thy son liveth.” And he himself believed, and his whole house.
54 This is again the second miracle that Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.