3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jewish people. 2 This man came to him at night, and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him.”
3 Yeshua answered him, “Truly, truly, I tell you, unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”
5 Yeshua answered, “Truly, truly, I tell you, unless one is born of water and Spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be surprised that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, “How can these things be?”
10 Yeshua answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I tell you, we speak that which we know, and testify of that which we have seen, but you do not accept our testimony. 12 If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 And no one has ascended into heaven, but he who descended out of heaven, 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 whoever believes in him may have everlasting life. 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. 18 The one who believes in him is not judged, but the one who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, so that his works will not be exposed. 21 But the one who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God.”
22 After these things, Yeshua came with his talmidim into the land of Judea. He stayed there with them, and immersed. 23 Now John also was immersing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. They came, and were immersed. 24 For John was not yet thrown into prison. 25 Now a dispute arose between John’s talmidim 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, look, he is immersing, and everyone is coming to him.”
27 John answered, “No one can receive anything, unless it has been given to him from heaven. 28 You yourselves bear me witness that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah,’ but, ‘I have been sent before 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 is now complete. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is from the earth belongs to 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 witness. 33 He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for he does not give the Spirit by measure. 35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has everlasting life, but whoever refuses to believe in the Son won’t see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
4:1 Therefore when Yeshua knew that the Pharisees had heard, “Yeshua is making and immersing more talmidim than John” 2 (although Yeshua himself did not immerse, but his talmidim), 3 he left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. 4 He needed to pass through Samaria. 5 So he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son, Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there. Yeshua therefore, being tired from his journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Yeshua said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8 For his talmidim had gone away into the city to buy food.
9 The Samaritan woman therefore said to him, “How can you, being a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
10 Yeshua answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father, Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, as did his children, and his livestock?”
13 Yeshua answered her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to everlasting life.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I do not get thirsty, neither come all the way here to draw.”
16 He said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
17 The woman answered and said to him, “I have no husband.”
Yeshua said to her, “You said well, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband. This you have said truly.”
19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”
21 Yeshua said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, will you worship the Father. 22 You worship that which you do not know. We worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to be his worshippers. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah comes,” (he who is called Anointed One). “When he has come, he will declare to us all things.”
26 Yeshua said to her, “I am he, the one who speaks to you.” 27 At this, his talmidim came. They were surprised that he was speaking with a woman; yet no one said, “What are you looking for?” or, “Why do you speak with her?” 28 So the woman left her water pot, and went away into the city, and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything that I did. Can this be the Messiah?”
30 They went out of the city, and were coming to him. 31 In the meanwhile, the talmidim urged him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”
32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
33 The talmidim therefore said one to another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?”
34 Yeshua said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months until the harvest?’ Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes and see the fields, that they are white for harvest already. 36 He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to everlasting life; that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true, ‘One sows, and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”
39 From that city many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the word of the woman, who testified, “He told me everything that I did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them. He stayed there two days. 41 Many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of your speaking; for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”
43 After the two days he went out from there and went into Galilee. 44 For Yeshua himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45 So when he came into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast, for they also went to the feast. 46 Yeshua came therefore again to Cana of Galilee, where he made the water into wine. There was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Yeshua had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and pleaded with him that he would come down and heal his son, for he was close to death. 48 Yeshua therefore said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will in no way believe.”
49 The nobleman said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 Yeshua said to him, “Go your way. Your son lives.” The man believed the word that Yeshua spoke to him, and he went his way. 51 As he was now going down, his servants met him, saying that his son was alive. 52 So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. They said therefore to him, “Yesterday at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.” 53 So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Yeshua said to him, “Your son lives.” He believed, as did his whole house. 54 This is again the second sign that Yeshua did, having come out of Judea into Galilee.
5:1 After these things, there was a Jewish festival, and Yeshua went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now in Jerusalem by the sheep area there is a pool, which is called in Hebrew, “Beth Hesda,” having five porches. 3 In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, or paralyzed. 4 5 A certain man was there, who had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6 When Yeshua saw him lying there, and knew that he had been sick for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to be made well?”
7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I’m coming, another steps down before me.”
8 Yeshua said to him, “Arise, take up your mat, and walk.”
9 Immediately, the man was made well, and took up his mat and walked.
Now it was the Sabbath on that day. 10 So the Jewish leaders said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath. It is not lawful for you to carry the mat.”
11 But he answered them, “The one who made me well, that one said to me, ‘Take up your mat, and walk.'”
12 Then they asked him, “Who is the man who said to you to pick it up and walk?”
13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Yeshua had withdrawn, a crowd being in the place.
14 Afterward Yeshua found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you are made well. Sin no more, so that nothing worse happens to you.”
15 The man went away, and told the Jewish leaders that it was Yeshua who had made him well. 16 For this cause the Jewish leaders persecuted Yeshua, because he did these things on the Sabbath. 17 But he answered them, “My Father is still working, so I am working, too.” 18 For this cause therefore the Jewish leaders sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Yeshua therefore answered them, “Truly, truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father doing. For whatever things he does, these the Son also does likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does. He will show him greater works than these, so that you may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom he desires. 22 For the Father judges no one, but he has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
24 “Truly, truly, I tell you, he who hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has everlasting life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. 25 Truly, truly, I tell you, the hour comes, and now is, when the dead will hear the Son of God’s voice; and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, even so he gave to the Son also to have life in himself. 27 He also gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice, 29 and will come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment. 30 I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous; because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the One who sent me.
31 “If I testify about myself, my witness is not valid. 32 It is another who testifies about me. I know that the testimony which he testifies about me is true. 33 You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth. 34 But the testimony which I receive is not from man. However, I say these things that you may be saved. 35 He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 36 But the testimony which I have is greater than that of John, for the works which the Father gave me to accomplish, the very works that I do, testify about me, that the Father has sent me. 37 The Father himself, who sent me, has testified about me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. 38 You do not have his word living in you; because you do not believe him whom he sent.
39 You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have everlasting life; and these are they which testify about me. 40 But you are unwilling to come to me so that you may have life. 41 I do not receive glory from people. 42 But I know you, that you do not have God’s love in yourselves. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44 How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
45 “Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you, even Moses, on whom you have set your hope. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote about me. 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”