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

  • Daniel
    This wonderful book begins by unveiling the Person of Jesus Christ as being Almighty God. He is the God of Israel, and the Elohim, the Creator of heaven and the earth. He is the God of Israel, but Israel did not receive Him (as their Messiah). As many as received Him, he gives them a divine birth. I note this is 'not by bloods' speaking of the blood of offerings, (geneology is seed, i.e the cross
  • Amankwaa Solomon
    The name of God who was in the old testament is Jesus Christ in the new testament just as John is saying . Look at what Paul about Him in 1st Timothy 3:16 God revealed Himself in fresh ... Also , John 1:14 . Jesus is the father ,son and the Holy Ghost . He created the world and human beings .
  • Irene123
    To Jeanette - I saw your 'thank-you' on here; thank-you for your acknowledgment. The Lord Jesus bless you and yours this Holiday season; may He keep you all safe, in JESUS name, AMEN!!
  • Jeannette
    *Thank you Jesus. Please give note to the one who sent this to my email I appreciate that as well. Watch over her kindly. Amen.
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, when John says that Jesus (the Word) is God he is not speaking in vacuum. He knew from reading the Scriptures that the one he baptized was God. Isa. 12:2 reads, "See, God has come to save me! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord is my strength and song; he is my salvation. And guess what! That's what the name Jesus means, "the God who saves" or "God save me."
  • Ae
    Everything was made by the word including universe, only human beings were created by God, that's why the word of God says "what is man that you are mindful of him"

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