John 3:3-7 NIV

3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.a"12

References for John 3:3

    • 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.34

      References for John 3:5

      6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spiritb gives birth to spirit.5

      References for John 3:6

        • b 3:6 - Or "but spirit"
          7 You should not be surprised at my saying, 'Youc must be born again.'

          References for John 3:7

            • c 3:7 - The Greek is plural.