John 3:3-11

You Must Be Born Again

3 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is n born o again 1 he cannot p see the kingdom of God." 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?" 5 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. 6 r That which is born of the flesh is s flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 2 7 t Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You 3 must be born u again.' 8 v The wind 4 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."

9 Nicodemus said to him, x "How can these things be?" 10 Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel y and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, z we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but z you 5 do not receive our testimony.

  1. Cross References
    John 1:13
    Who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
  2. Cross References
    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.
    Galatians 6:15
    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.
  3. Cross References
    John 3:36
    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.
  4. Cross References
    Ezekiel 36:25 - 27
    I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you sha...
    Mark 16:16
    Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved,...
    Acts 2:38
    And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized...
    Ephesians 5:26
    That he might sanctify her, having cleansed her...
    Titus 3:5
    He saved us, not because of works done by us in...
    Hebrews 10:22
    Let us draw near with a true heart in full assu...
  5. Cross References
    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.
  6. Cross References
    John 6:63
    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.
  7. Cross References
    John 5:28
    Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice
  8. Cross References
    John 3:3
    Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
  9. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 11:5
    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.
    Ezekiel 37:9
    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.
  10. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:11
    All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
  11. Cross References
    John 6:52
    The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
    John 6:60
    When many of his disciples heard it, they said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?
  12. Cross References
    John 9:30
    The man answered, "Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes.
  13. Cross References
    John 3:32
    He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony.
  14. Cross References
    John 3:32
    He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony.
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