You Must Be Born Again

John 3

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. 6 "That which is born of the flesh is f flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 "Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' 8 g "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, h "How can these things be?" 10 Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 i "Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and j you do not receive Our witness. 12 "If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 k "No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man 2 who is in heaven. 14 l "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so m must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 "that whoever n believes in Him should 3 not perish but o have eternal life.

  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.
  6. 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.
    1 Corinthians 15:50
    Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 135:7
    He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries.
    Ecclesiastes 11:5
    As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything.
    Ezekiel 37:9
    Also 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 2:11
    For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
  8. Cross References
    John 6:52
    The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?
    John 6:60
    Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying; who can understand it?
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 11:27
    All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
  10. Cross References
    John 3:32
    And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.
    John 8:14
    Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from and where I am going.
  11. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 30:12
    "It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who...
    Proverbs 30:4
    Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who...
    Acts 2:34
    For David did not ascend into the heavens, but ...
    Romans 10:6
    But the righteousness of faith speaks in this w...
    1 Corinthians 15:47
    The first man was of the earth, made of dust; t...
    Ephesians 4:9
    (Now this, "He ascended" - what does it mean bu...
  12. Cross References
    Numbers 21:9
    So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 27:35
    Then they crucified Him, and divided His garmen...
    Mark 15:24
    And when they crucified Him, they divided His g...
    Luke 23:33
    And when they had come to the place called Calv...
    John 8:28
    Then Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the ...
    John 12:34
    The people answered Him, "We have heard from th...
    John 19:18
    Where they crucified Him, and two others with H...
  14. Cross References
    John 6:47
    Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
  15. Cross References
    John 3:36
    "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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