John 3:7-17 NIV

7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘Youa must be born again.’

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    • r 3:7 - The Greek is plural.
      8 The 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.”b

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        • s 3:8 - The Greek for "Spirit" is the same as that for "wind" .
          9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

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          10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things?

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          11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.

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          12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?
          13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.c

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            • t 3:13 - Some manuscripts "Man, who is in heaven"
              14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,d

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                • u 3:14 - The Greek for "lifted up" also means "exalted" .
                  15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”e

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                    • v 3:15 - Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21.
                      16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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                      17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

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