John 3:1-5

You Must Be Born Again

1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 a This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for b no one can do these signs that You do unless c God is with him." 3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, d unless one is born 1 again, he cannot 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, "Most assuredly, I say to you, e unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

  1. Cross References
    John 7:50
    Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them.
    John 19:39
    And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.
  2. Cross References
    John 9:16
    Therefore some of the Pharisees said, "This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there was a division among them.
    John 9:33
    "If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing."
    Acts 2:22
    Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know -
  3. Cross References
    Acts 10:38
    How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
  4. Cross References
    John 1:13
    Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of...
    Galatians 6:15
    For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor un...
    Titus 3:5
    Not by works of righteousness which we have don...
    James 1:18
    Of His own will He brought us forth by the word...
    1 Peter 1:23
    Having been born again, not of corruptible seed...
    1 John 3:9
    Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for ...
  5. Cross References
    Mark 16:16
    He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
    Acts 2:38
    Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.