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20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.(A) 21 But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.(B)

Final Witness of the Baptist. 22 [a]After this, Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where he spent some time with them baptizing.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 3:22–26 Jesus’ ministry in Judea is only loosely connected with Jn 2:13–3:21; cf. Jn 1:19–36. Perhaps John the Baptist’s further testimony was transposed here to give meaning to “water” in Jn 3:5. Jesus is depicted as baptizing (Jn 3:22); contrast Jn 4:2.

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