Bible: John 3:25-31

3:25 Now a dispute came about between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew 1  concerning ceremonial washing. 2  3:26 So they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you on the other side of the Jordan River, 3  about whom you testified – see, he is baptizing, and everyone is flocking to him!

3:27 John replied, 4 No one can receive anything unless it has been given to him from heaven. 3:28 You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ 5  but rather, ‘I have been sent before him.’ 3:29 The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly 6  when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. This then is my joy, and it is complete. 7  3:30 He must become more important while I become less important.” 8 

3:31 The one who comes from above is superior to all. 9  The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. 10  The one who comes from heaven 11  is superior to all. 12 

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