9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?
13 I tell you, No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he who came down from 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 whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish; but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He who believeth on him is not condemned; but he who believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed on the name of the Only Begotten Son of God, which before was preached by the mouth of the holy prophets; for they testified of me.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil.