6Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirita gives birth to spirit.17You should not be surprised at my saying, 'Youb must be born again.'8The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."29
"How can this be?"3 Nicodemus asked.
10"You are Israel's teacher,"4 said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things?11I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know,5 and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.612I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?13No one has ever gone into heaven7 except the one who came from heaven8--the Son of Man.c914Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert,10 so the Son of Man must be lifted up,1115that everyone who believes12 in him may have eternal life.d1316"For God so loved14 the world that he gave15 his one and only Son,e16 that whoever believes17 in him shall not perish but have eternal life.18