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

  • Pania
    I am searching for john1 or john 3-18 or 18-3 I read a note one day without even noticing what the message may have meant for me or for the women who wrote it I think of it everyday and wonder what her message meant. she no longer lives in the flesh, I've gone into the library today in search of this scripture. I have come across a Paipera Tapu AN MAORI Bible. would the love the chance ead an English version exactly as its written in the Maori Version. please how do I come across a bible.
  • Ectela smith
    hae.. I realy got inspired reading it during this chrismas eve...Thnk you lord for giving us ur son
  • Chuks Azowenu
    To be born of water is to be wash by the water of his word, while to be born of the spirit speaks about the regeneration of the corrupt human spirit inherited from our first parents. These two requirement guarantees one to see the kingdom of God. But you must abide by the truth you have received.
  • Ray
    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotton Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish.
  • Madison
    I LIKE READING MY BIBLE THIS IS A GREAT APP.
  • Elizabeth
    I can see the love of God demonstrating to man kind that he so love us that he give us his only son,no greater love that this that a man lay down his life for his friend,we are his friends.Everlasting life is a gift from God Its break down every barrier and every one is accepted and they can choose to except this gift or not whether you are poor,rich,black white this eternal life is to all.

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