John 3:1-7 NIV

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus

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

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2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

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      3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.a

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        • p 3:3 - The Greek for "again" also means "from above" ; also in verse 7.
          4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
          5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.

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          6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spiritbgives birth to spirit.

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            • q 3:6 - Or "but spirit"
              7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘Youcmust be born again.’

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                • r 3:7 - The Greek is plural.