Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1One man of the Pharisees was living there; his name was Nicodemus. He was a leader of the Judeans. 2This man came to Yeshua at night and said to him: "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher sent from God, for no man is able to do these miracles that you are doing unless God were with him." 3Yeshua answered and said to him: "Timeless truth I am telling you: If a person is not born again*, it is impossible for that one to see the Kingdom of God."
4Nicodemus said to him: "How can an old man be born? Is it not impossible for him again to enter his mother's womb a second time and be born?" 5Yeshua answered and said to him: "Timeless truth I am telling you: "If a person is not born from water and The Spirit, it is impossible that he shall enter the Kingdom of God. 6That which is born from flesh is flesh, and that which is born from The Spirit is spirit. 7Do not be surprised that I said to you that all of you must be born again. 8The Spirit* breathes where he will, and you hear his voice, but you do not know from where he comes and where he goes; thus is everyone who is born from The Spirit."
9Nicodemus answered and said to him, "How can these things be?" 10Yeshua answered and said to him: "You are the Teacher of Israel and you do not know these things? 11Timeless truth I speak to you: The things that We know We are speaking and the things that We see We are testifying, and Our testimony all of you do not accept. 12If I have told all of you that which is in the earth and you are not believing, how shall you believe me if I tell you that which is in Heaven? 13And no man has gone up to Heaven except he who went down from Heaven: The Son of Man -- he who is in Heaven. 14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, thus The Son of Man is going to be lifted up, 15So that every person who believes in him shall not be lost, but shall have eternal life.
16For God loved the world in this way: so much that he would give up his Son, The Only One, so that everyone who trusts in him shall not be lost, but he shall have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world that he would condemn the world, but that he would give life to the world by him. 18Whoever believes in him is not judged, and whoever does not believe is judged already, because he does not believe in The Name of The Only Begotten Son of God. 19This is the judgment: The Light has come into the world and the children of men loved the darkness more than The Light, because their works were evil. 20For everyone who does what is hateful, hates The Light and does not come to The Light, lest his works should be convicted. 21But he who does The Truth comes to The Light, so that his works may be revealed, that they are performed by God."
22After these things, Yeshua and his disciples came to the land of Judea, and he was employed there with them and he baptized. 23But Yohannan was also baptizing in Ainyon next to Shalim, because there was water there, and many were coming and were baptized. 24For Yohannan had not yet gone to prison.
25But there was a dispute between one of Yohannan's disciples and a certain Judean about purification. 26And they came to Yohannan and said to him: "Our Rabbi, he who was with you at the crossing of Jordan, about whom you testified, Behold, he is baptizing and many are coming to him." 27Yohannan answered and said to them: "A man cannot receive anything of his own will unless it is given to him from Heaven. 28You are bearing me witness that I said I am not The Messiah, but I am the one sent before him. 29He who has the bride is the bridegroom, but the friend of the bridegroom who stands and listens for him rejoices with great joy because of the voice of the bridegroom. Therefore this, my joy, behold, it is full. 30It is necessary for him to increase and for me to decrease.
31For he who came from above is higher than all, and he who is from Earth is from the ground, and speaks from the earth. He who has come from Heaven is higher than all. 32And whatever he has seen and heard he testifies, and no one is receiving his testimony. 33But he who receives his testimony attests that God is true. 34For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for it was not in a measure that God has given The Spirit. 35The Father loves The Son and he has given all things into his hands. 36Whoever is trusting in The Son, has The Eternal Life, and whoever disobeys The Son shall not see The Life, but the anger of God shall abide upon him."