John 3:1-8 ESV

You Must Be Born Again

1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named 1Nicodemus, 2a ruler of the Jews.

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2 This man came to Jesusa3 by night and said to him, 4"Rabbi, 5we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do 6unless God is with him."

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    • m 3:2 - Greek him
      3 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is 7born 8againb he cannot 9see the kingdom of God."

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        • n 3:3 - Or from above; the Greek is purposely ambiguous and can mean both again and from above; also verse 7
          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?"
          5 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born 10of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

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          6 11That which is born of the flesh is 12flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.c

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            • o 3:6 - The same Greek word means both wind and spirit
              7 13Do not marvel that I said to you, 'Youd must be born 14again.'

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                • p 3:7 - The Greek for you is plural here
                  8 15The winde blows 16where 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."

                  References for John 3:8

                    • q 3:8 - The same Greek word means both wind and spirit