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

  • ANTHONY PLANGE-ANNAN
    I give thanks and glory to John who humbly give good accounts of the Messiah and not given credit to himself by saying I baptize you with water but he will do with the Holy Spirit.
  • Edna
    I so much like verse 12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name"
  • Tracey Greene
    I love that part where the word says: and all we have received of His fullness. Christ is full of grace and truth, and having received of His fullness is incredible, His Spirit lives on the inside of us giving us a truly wonderful power to overcome the things of the world. John makes it plain, to the point.
  • Elijah
    Would any of you be so kind as to tell my why the second coming of jesus cannot fulfill the jewish definition of a Messiah?
  • Antwi
    King James
    Good news



  • BSP
    Verse 3 shows that not even one thing has come into existence apart from Jesus.

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