John 1:13

“Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which were borne, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whose birth was from God and not from blood, or from an impulse of the flesh and man's desire.
- Basic English Bible

who have been born, not of blood, nor of flesh's will, nor of man's will, but of God.
- Darby Bible

Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
- Webster's Bible

who were begotten as such not by human descent, nor through an impulse of their own nature, nor through the will of a human father, but from God.
- Weymouth Bible

who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
- World English Bible

nether of the wille of fleische, nether of the wille of man, but ben borun of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

who -- not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but -- of God were begotten.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:13


1:13 Who were born - Who became the sons of God, not of blood - Not by descent from Abraham, nor by the will of the flesh - By natural generation, nor by the will of man - Adopting them, but of God - By his Spirit.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:13


Joh 1:13 Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh. The Jews prided themselves on being Abraham's children, and trusted in their blood for salvation. To be a son of God is not a fleshly birth at all, but the spirit of the subject is "born of God". The Savior explains the birth more particularly, in Joh 3:1-8.

Discussion for John 1

  • Dianna
    Gen. 1:1- "In the beginning God." Gen. 1:26a- "And God said, Let us make man in our image..." This is the Trinity- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word" The Bible tells us that in the beginning the Word existed. In ver. 14 it says the Word was made flesh, Jesus came in the form of man, and is the only begotten of the Father. John 3:16
  • Alfred
    Dear friend, the Word is Jesus. Capital 'W'. Because Jesus came down from heaven, to bear witness, and went up again. Jesus is God manifested in the flesh.
  • Sharon Budworth
    Great story but who is the word? This has never been authenticated, I cannot comprehend that this is Jesus because he was not born until thousands of years later. It is very confusing.
  • PST ANTSO DESMOND ORTYOM
    John preper a life 4 us and jesus live is light
  • DESMOND ANTSO
    The word of god is god and is life bcus john said b4 any made with word and without ward nothing will made.And god is telling us to keep his word and jesus and holy spirit is teaching us not anything else but the word,so i have life through jesus bcus iam love the word of god.
  • Netlace
    2 Yes Christ was there with the father God and did create everything. Man being made in "our" image. And about the "Cross", this is also a creation of Rome. Search out the greek word for Cross and it clearly says "stake or pole"! Other places it says "tree"!

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