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John 3 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:1 - And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus his name, a ruler of the Jews,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:2 - this one came unto him by night, and said to him, 'Rabbi, we have known that from God thou hast come -- a teacher, for no one these signs is able to do that thou dost, if God may not be with him.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:3 - Jesus answered and said to him, 'Verily, verily, I say to thee, If any one may not be born from above, he is not able to see the reign of God;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:4 - Nicodemus saith unto him, 'How is a man able to be born, being old? is he able into the womb of his mother a second time to enter, and to be born?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:5 - Jesus answered, 'Verily, verily, I say to thee, If any one may not be born of water, and the Spirit, he is not able to enter into the reign of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:6 - that which hath been born of the flesh is flesh, and that which hath been born of the Spirit is spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:7 - 'Thou mayest not wonder that I said to thee, It behoveth you to be born from above;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:8 - the Spirit where he willeth doth blow, and his voice thou dost hear, but thou hast not known whence he cometh, and whither he goeth; thus is every one who hath been born of the Spirit.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:9 - Nicodemus answered and said to him, 'How are these things able to happen?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:10 - Jesus answered and said to him, 'Thou art the teacher of Israel -- and these things thou dost not know!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:11 - 'Verily, verily, I say to thee -- What we have known we speak, and what we have seen we testify, and our testimony ye do not receive;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:12 - if the earthly things I said to you, and ye do not believe, how, if I shall say to you the heavenly things, will ye believe?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:13 - and no one hath gone up to the heaven, except he who out of the heaven came down -- the Son of Man who is in the heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:14 - 'And as Moses did lift up the serpent in the wilderness, so it behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:15 - that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:16 - for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:17 - For God did not send His Son to the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:18 - he who is believing in him is not judged, but he who is not believing hath been judged already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:19 - 'And this is the judgment, that the light hath come to the world, and men did love the darkness rather than the light, for their works were evil;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:20 - for every one who is doing wicked things hateth the light, and doth not come unto the light, that his works may not be detected;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:21 - but he who is doing the truth doth come to the light, that his works may be manifested, that in God they are having been wrought.'

John's Last Testimony

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:22 - After these things came Jesus and his disciples to the land of Judea, and there he did tarry with them, and was baptizing;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:23 - and John was also baptizing in Aenon, nigh to Salem, because there were many waters there, and they were coming and were being baptized --
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:24 - for John was not yet cast into the prison --
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:25 - there arose then a question from the disciples of John with some Jews about purifying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:26 - and they came unto John, and said to him, 'Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou didst testify, lo, this one is baptizing, and all are coming unto him.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:27 - John answered and said, 'A man is not able to receive anything, if it may not have been given him from the heaven;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:28 - ye yourselves do testify to me that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am having been sent before him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:29 - he who is having the bride is bridegroom, and the friend of the bridegroom, who is standing and hearing him, with joy doth rejoice because of the voice of the bridegroom; this, then, my joy hath been fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:30 - 'Him it behoveth to increase, and me to become less;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:31 - he who from above is coming is above all; he who is from the earth, from the earth he is, and from the earth he speaketh; he who from the heaven is coming is above all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:32 - 'And what he hath seen and heard this he doth testify, and his testimony none receiveth;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:33 - he who is receiving his testimony did seal that God is true;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:34 - for he whom God sent, the sayings of God he speaketh; for not by measure doth God give the Spirit;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:35 - the Father doth love the Son, and all things hath given into his hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:36 - he who is believing in the Son, hath life age-during; and he who is not believing the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God doth remain upon him.'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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