John 3:4

“Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nicodemus saith vnto him, How can a man be borne when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mothers wombe, and be borne?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Nicodemus *said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born, can he?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nicodemus saith unto 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?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Nicodemus said to him, How is it possible for a man to be given birth when he is old? Is he able to go into his mother's body a second time and come to birth again?
- Basic English Bible

Nicodemus says to him, How can a man be born being old? can he enter a second time into the womb of his mother and be born?
- Darby Bible

Nicodemus saith to him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
- Webster's Bible

How is it possible, Nicodemus asked, "for a man to be born when he is old? Can he a second time enter his mother's womb and be born?"
- Weymouth Bible

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?"
- World English Bible

Nychodeme seide to hym, Hou may a man be borun, whanne he is eeld? whether he may entre ayen in to his modris wombe, and be borun ayen?
- Wycliffe Bible

Nicodemus saith unto him, `How is a man able to be born, being old? is he able into the womb of his mother a second time to enter, and to be born?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:4


3:4 When he is old - As Nicodemus himself was.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:4


Joh 3:4 How can a man be born again when he is old? The question of Nicodemus indicates his surprise, skepticism and misapprehension of what Jesus meant.

Discussion for John 3

  • Paulette
    I am redeem through the Blood of Jesus Christ I am so blessed that He chooses to die for me, I give all the Praise to Him
  • Irma Pitter
    Well, thank God for his precious son he sent down in the form of flesh, left his splendor above for us, because of the fall of Adams race, he so loved us his creation, what more can we want than to know our saviour is in glory pleading for us, father spear them one more day. Saints, we need to have a ready and made up mind to live for christ. God is able to keep us in his grace and truth.
  • Emerson
    Who could believe a little baby was born to a woman who had never "known" a man? Who could believe a person could walk on water? Who could believe a "man" could forgive sins? Who could believe a "man" would be willing to die for his ungrateful fellows? Who could believe a man died, and then came back to life the third day? Who could believe He ascended to Heaven without a rocket or a balloon? Who could believe He's coming back after two thousand years? I DO... AND GOD BLESS YOU, IF YOU DO! "Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed!"
  • Wayne
    For those who do not understand "tongues", read 1Cor. chapters 12 and 14. Very clear. Also, the day of Pentecost will explain tongues.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    HOLY {pneuma} SPIRIT {hagion} ! Speaking in Tongues is proof possitive in the realm of the 5 senses of God in Christ in you. POWER FROM ON HIGH ! BLESSED WITH ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS AND SO MUCH MORE ! God bless you ! Shalom yedda dim {beloved one}.
  • Gail
    I thought it was very informative. And I loved it I am a Christian women trying to live my life for Christ Jesus. And that helped me a whole lot. thank you so much.

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