John 3:3-13 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." 3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
4 Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" 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, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 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.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
7 Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'
8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." 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."
9 Nicodemus said to him, "How can these things be?" 9 "How can this be?" Nicodemus asked.
10 Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 10 "You are Israel's teacher," said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things?
11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 11 I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.
12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 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 ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man.