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John 3:5 ESV

5 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born 1of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

References for John 3:5

Study tools for John 3:5

  • a 3:2 - Greek him
  • b 3:3 - Or from above; the Greek is purposely ambiguous and can mean both again and from above; also verse 7
  • c 3:6 - The same Greek word means both wind and spirit
  • d 3:7 - The Greek for you is plural here
  • e 3:8 - The same Greek word means both wind and spirit
  • f 3:11 - The Greek for you is plural here; also four times in verse 12
  • g 3:13 - Some manuscripts add who is in heaven
  • h 3:15 - Some interpreters hold that the quotation ends at verse 15
  • i 3:16 - Or For this is how God loved the world
  • j 3:30 - Some interpreters hold that the quotation continues through verse 36