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20 So the wicked[a] hate the Light and try to hide from it, for their lives are fully exposed in the Light. 21 But those who love the truth[b] will come out into the Light and welcome its exposure, for the Light will reveal that their fruitful works were produced by God.”[c]

John, Friend of the Bridegroom

22 Then Jesus and his disciples went out for a length of time into the Judean countryside where they baptized the people.

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  1. John 3:20 The Aramaic is “those who do hateful things.”
  2. John 3:21 Or “practice the truth.”
  3. John 3:21 Some scholars believe that vv. 16–21 are explanatory material supplied by John, the author, rather than the words of Jesus.

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