John 3:1-6 NIV

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus

1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus,1 a member of the Jewish ruling council.2

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2 He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi,3 we know4 you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs5 you are doing if God were not with him."6

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      3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.a"78

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        • a 3:3 - Or "born from above"; also in verse 7
          4 "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"
          5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.910

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          6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spiritb gives birth to spirit.11

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            • b 3:6 - Or "but spirit"