John 3:8 NLT

8 The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”

Study tools for John 3:8

  • a 3:3 - Or born from above; also in 3:7 .
  • b 3:5 - Or and spirit. The Greek word for Spirit can also be translated wind; see 3:8 .
  • c 3:6 - Greek what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
  • d 3:7 - The Greek word for you is plural; also in 3:12 .
  • e 3:13 - Some manuscripts add who lives in heaven. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
  • f 3:15 - Or everyone who believes will have eternal life in him.
  • g 3:16 - Or For God loved the world so much that he gave.
  • h 3:21 - Or can see God at work in what he is doing.
  • i 3:25 - Some manuscripts read some Jews.
  • j 3:31 - Some manuscripts do not include and is greater than anyone else.