John 3:19-36 New American Standard Bible

19  "This is the judgment , that the Light has come into the world , and men loved the darkness rather than the Light , for their deeds were evil . 20  " For everyone who does evil hates the Light , and does not come to the Light for fear e that his deeds will be exposed . 21  "But he who practices the truth comes to the Light , so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God ."

He Must Increase, but I Must Decrease

22  After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea , and there He was spending time with them and baptizing . 23  John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim , because there was much water there ; and people were coming and were being baptized - 24  for John had not yet been thrown into prison . 25  Therefore there arose a discussion on the part of John's disciples with a Jew about purification . 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 , He is baptizing and all are coming to Him." 27  John answered and said , " A man can receive nothing e unless e it has been given him from heaven . 28  "You yourselves are my witnesses that I said , ' I am not the Christ ,' but, 'I have been sent ahead of Him.' 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 bridegroom's voice . So this joy of mine has been made full . 30  "He must increase , but I must decrease .

The Testimony from Heaven

31  " He who comes from above is above all , he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth . He who comes from heaven is above all . 32  "What He has seen and heard , of that He testifies ; and no one receives His testimony . 33  "He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true . 34  "For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God ; for He gives the Spirit without e measure . 35  " The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand . 36  "He who believes in the Son has eternal life ; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life , but the wrath of God abides on him."

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