Now there was a man of the Pharisees named h Nicodemus, i a ruler of the Jews.
This man came to Jesus j by night and said to him, k "Rabbi, l we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do m unless God is with him."
Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is n born o again he cannot p see the kingdom of God."
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?"
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born q of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
r That which is born of the flesh is s flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
t Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born u again.'
v The wind blows w 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."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them.
Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight.
And how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.
Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, "What are you seeking?" And they said to him, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?
We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.
And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone's opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me.
If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.
Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know -
Who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:23
Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Ezekiel 36:25 - 27
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1 Corinthians 15:50
I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice
Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God : Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.
1 Corinthians 12:11
All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.