This man came to Jesusa1 by night and said to him, 2"Rabbi, 3we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do 4unless God is with him."
Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is 5born 6againb he cannot 7see the kingdom of God."4
Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born 8of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.69That which is born of the flesh is 10flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.c711Do not marvel that I said to you, 'Youd must be born 12again.'813The winde blows 14where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."9
Nicodemus said to him, 15"How can these things be?"
Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel 16and yet you do not understand these things?11Truly, truly, I say to you, 17we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but 18youf do not receive our testimony.12If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?