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John 3:1-36

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus

1Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

3Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.3:3 The Greek for again also means from above; also in verse 7.

4“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

5Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit3:6 Or but spirit gives birth to spirit. 7You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You3:7 The Greek is plural. must be born again.’ 8The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind.

9“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

10“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven 14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted. 15that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21.

16For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

John Testifies Again About Jesus

22After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. 23Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized. 24(This was before John was put in prison.) 25An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. 26They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.”

27To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. 28You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 29The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30He must become greater; I must become less.”3:30 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 36.

31The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God3:34 Greek he gives the Spirit without limit. 35The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Johanu 3:1-36

Jesu kọ́ Nikodemu

13.1: Jh 7.50; 19.39; Lk 23.13; Jh 7.26.Ọkùnrin kan sì wà nínú àwọn Farisi, tí a ń pè ní Nikodemu, ìjòyè kan láàrín àwọn Júù: 23.2: Jh 2.11; 7.31; 9.16; Ap 10.38.Òun náà ní ó tọ Jesu wá ní òru, ó sì wí fún un pé, Rabbi, àwa mọ̀ pé olùkọ́ni láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run wá ni ìwọ ń ṣe: nítorí pé kò sí ẹni tí ó lè ṣe iṣẹ́ ààmì wọ̀nyí tí ìwọ ń ṣe, bí kò ṣe pé Ọlọ́run wà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀.

33.3: Jh 1.13; 1Pt 1.23; Jk 1.18; 1Jh 3.9.Jesu dáhùn ó sì wí fún un pé, “Lóòótọ́ lóòótọ́ ni mo wí fún ọ, bí kò ṣe pé a tún ènìyàn bí, òun kò lè rí ìjọba Ọlọ́run.”

4Nikodemu wí fún un pé, a ó ti ṣe lè tún ènìyàn bí nígbà tí ó di àgbàlagbà tan? Ó ha lè wọ inú ìyá rẹ̀ lọ nígbà kejì, kí a sì bí i?

53.5: El 36.25-27; Ef 5.26; Tt 3.5.Jesu dáhùn wí pé, “Lóòótọ́ lóòótọ́ ni mo wí fún ọ, bí kò ṣe pé a fi omi àti Ẹ̀mí bí ènìyàn, òun kò lè wọ ìjọba Ọlọ́run. 63.6: 1Kọ 15.50.Èyí tí a bí nípa ti ara, ti ara ni; èyí tí a sì bí nípa ti Ẹ̀mí, ti Ẹ̀mí ni. 7Kí ẹnu kí ó má ṣe yà ọ́, nítorí mo wí fún ọ pé, ‘A kò lè ṣe aláìtún yín bí.’ 83.8: El 37.9.Afẹ́fẹ́ ń fẹ́ sí ibi tí ó gbé wù ú, ìwọ sì ń gbọ́ ìró rẹ̀, ṣùgbọ́n ìwọ kò mọ ibi tí ó gbé ti wá, àti ibi tí ó gbé ń lọ: gẹ́gẹ́ bẹ́ẹ̀ ni olúkúlùkù ẹni tí a bí nípa ti Ẹ̀mí.”

9Nikodemu dáhùn, ó sì wí fún un pé, “Nǹkan wọ̀nyí yóò ti ṣe lè rí bẹ́ẹ̀?”

10Jesu dáhùn, ó sì wí fún un pé, “Ṣé olùkọ́ni ní Israẹli ni ìwọ ń ṣe, o kò sì mọ nǹkan wọ̀nyí? 113.11: Jh 8.26; 1.18; 3.32.Lóòótọ́ lóòótọ́ ni mo wí fún ọ, Àwa ń sọ èyí tí àwa mọ̀, a sì ń jẹ́rìí èyí tí àwa ti rí; ẹ̀yin kò sì gba ẹ̀rí wa. 12Bí mo bá sọ ohun ti ayé yìí fún yín, tí ẹ̀yin kò sì gbàgbọ́, ẹ̀yin ó ti ṣe gbàgbọ́ bí mo bá sọ ohun ti ọ̀run fún yín? 133.13: Ro 10.6; Ef 4.9.Kò sì ṣí ẹni tí ó gòkè re ọ̀run bí kò ṣe ẹni tí ó ti ọ̀run sọ̀kalẹ̀ wá, Ọmọ Ènìyàn tí ń bẹ ní ọ̀run. 143.14: Nu 21.9; Jh 8.28; 12.34.Bí Mose sì ti gbé ejò sókè ní aginjù, bẹ́ẹ̀ gẹ́gẹ́ ni a kò le ṣe aláìgbé Ọmọ Ènìyàn sókè pẹ̀lú: 15Kí ẹnikẹ́ni tí ó bá gbà á gbọ́, kí ó má bà á ṣègbé, ṣùgbọ́n kí ó le ní ìyè àìnípẹ̀kun.”

163.16: Ro 5.8; 8.32; Ef 2.4; 1Jh 4.9-10.“Nítorí Ọlọ́run fẹ́ aráyé tó bẹ́ẹ̀ gẹ́ẹ́, tí ó fi ọmọ rẹ̀ kan ṣoṣo fún ni, kí ẹnikẹ́ni tí ó bá gbà á gbọ́, má bà á ṣègbé, ṣùgbọ́n kí ó lè ní ìyè àìnípẹ̀kun. 173.17: Jh 8.15; 12.47; Lk 19.10; 1Jh 4.14.Nítorí Ọlọ́run kò rán ọmọ rẹ̀ sí ayé láti dá aráyé lẹ́jọ́; ṣùgbọ́n kí a le ti ipasẹ̀ rẹ̀ gba aráyé là. 18Ẹni tí ó bá gbà á gbọ́, a kò ní dá a lẹ́jọ́; ṣùgbọ́n a ti dá ẹni tí kò gbà á gbọ́ lẹ́jọ́ ná, nítorí tí kò gba orúkọ ọmọ kan ṣoṣo ti Ọlọ́run gbọ́. 193.19: Jh 1.4; 8.12; Ef 5.11,13.Èyí ni ìdájọ́ náà pé, ìmọ́lẹ̀ wá sí ayé, àwọn ènìyàn sì fẹ́ òkùnkùn ju ìmọ́lẹ̀ lọ, nítorí tí iṣẹ́ wọn burú. 20Nítorí olúkúlùkù ẹni tí ó bá hùwà búburú ní ìkórìíra ìmọ́lẹ̀, kì í sì í wá sí ìmọ́lẹ̀, kí a má ṣe bá iṣẹ́ rẹ̀ wí. 213.21: 1Jh 1.6.Ṣùgbọ́n ẹni tí ó bá ń sọ òtítọ́ ní í wá sí ìmọ́lẹ̀, kí iṣẹ́ rẹ̀ kí ó lè fi ara hàn pé a ṣe wọ́n nípa ti Ọlọ́run.”

Ẹ̀rí Johanu nípa Jesu

223.22: Jh 4.2.Lẹ́yìn nǹkan wọ̀nyí, Jesu pẹ̀lú àwọn ọmọ-ẹ̀yìn rẹ̀ wá sí ilẹ̀ Judea; ó sì dúró pẹ̀lú wọn níbẹ̀ ó sì ń ṣe ìtẹ̀bọmi fún ni. 23Johanu pẹ̀lú sì ń ṣe ìtẹ̀bọmi ní Aenoni, ní agbègbè Salimu, nítorí tí omi púpọ̀ wà níbẹ̀: wọ́n sì ń wá, a sì ń tẹ̀ ẹ́ wọn bọ omi. 243.24: Mk 1.14; 6.17-18.Nítorí tí a kò tí ì sọ Johanu sínú túbú. 25Nígbà náà ni iyàn kan wà láàrín àwọn ọmọ-ẹ̀yìn Johanu àti Júù kan nípa ti ìwẹ̀nù. 263.26: Jh 1.7,28.Wọ́n sì tọ Johanu wá, wọ́n sì wí fún un pé, “Rabbi, ẹni tí ó ti wà pẹ̀lú rẹ lókè odò Jordani, tí ìwọ ti jẹ́rìí rẹ̀, wò ó, òun tẹ àwọn ènìyàn bọ omi, gbogbo ènìyàn sì ń tọ̀ ọ́ wá.”

273.27: 1Kọ 4.7.Johanu dáhùn ó sì wí pé, “Ènìyàn kò le rí nǹkan kan gbà, bí kò ṣe pé a bá ti fi fún ún láti ọ̀run wá. 283.28: Jh 1.20,23.Ẹ̀yin fúnrayín jẹ́rìí mi pé mo wí pé, ‘Èmi kì í ṣe Kristi náà, ṣùgbọ́n pé a rán mi síwájú rẹ̀.’ 293.29: Mk 2.19-20; Mt 25.1; Jh 15.11.Ẹni tí ó bá ni ìyàwó ni ọkọ ìyàwó; ṣùgbọ́n ọ̀rẹ́ ọkọ ìyàwó tí ó dúró tí ó sì ń gbóhùn rẹ̀, ó ń yọ̀ gidigidi nítorí ohùn ọkọ ìyàwó; nítorí náà ayọ̀ mi yí di kíkún. 30Òun kò lè ṣàì máa pọ̀ sí i, ṣùgbọ́n èmi kò lè ṣàìmá rẹlẹ̀.

313.31: Jh 3.13; 8.23; 1Jh 4.5.“Ẹni tí ó ti òkè wá ju gbogbo ènìyàn lọ; ẹni tí ó ti ayé wá ti ayé ni, a sì máa sọ ohun ti ayé. Ẹni tí ó ti ọ̀run wá ju gbogbo ènìyàn lọ. 323.32: Jh 3.11.Ohun tí ó ti rí tí ó sì ti gbọ́ èyí náà sì ni òun ń jẹ́rìí rẹ̀; kò sì sí ẹni tí ó gba ẹ̀rí rẹ̀. 33Ẹni tí ó gba ẹ̀rí rẹ̀ fi èdìdì dì í pé, olóòtítọ́ ni Ọlọ́run. 34Nítorí ẹni tí Ọlọ́run ti rán ń sọ ọ̀rọ̀ Ọlọ́run: nítorí tí Ọlọ́run fi Ẹ̀mí fún un láìsí gbèdéke. 35Baba fẹ́ Ọmọ, ó sì ti fi ohun gbogbo lé e lọ́wọ́ 363.36: Jh 3.16; 5.24.Ẹni tí ó bá gba Ọmọ gbọ́, ó ní ìyè àìnípẹ̀kun: ẹni tí kò bá sì gba Ọmọ gbọ́, kì yóò rí ìyè; nítorí ìbínú Ọlọ́run ń bẹ lórí rẹ̀.”