John 3:19-36 Darby’s Translation

19  And this is the judgment, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light; for their works were evil. 20  For every one that does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light that his works may not be shewn as they are; 21  but he that practises the truth comes to the light, that his works may be manifested that they have been wrought in God.

He Must Increase, but I Must Decrease

22  After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he abode with them and baptised. 23  And John also was baptising in Aenon, near Salim, because there was a great deal of water there; and they came to [him] and were baptised: 24  for John was not yet cast into prison. 25  There was therefore a reasoning of the disciples of John with a Jew about purification. 26  And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, he baptises, and all come to him. 27  John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it be given him out of 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 has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices in heart because of the voice of the bridegroom: this my joy then is fulfilled. 30  He must increase, but I must decrease.

The Testimony from Heaven

31  He who comes from above is above all. He who has his origin in the earth is of the earth, and speaks [as] of the earth. He who comes out of heaven is above all, 32  [and] what he has seen and has heard, this he testifies; and no one receives his testimony. 33  He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true; 34  for he whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives not the Spirit by measure. 35  The Father loves the Son, and has given all things [to be] in his hand. 36  He that believes on the Son has life eternal, and he that is not subject to the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him.

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