John 3:7

“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Marueile not that I saide vnto thee, Ye must be borne againe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not be amazed that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born anew.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not be surprised that I say to you, It is necessary for you to have a second birth.
- Basic English Bible

Do not wonder that I said to thee, It is needful that *ye* should be born anew.
- Darby Bible

Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born again.
- Webster's Bible

Do not be astonished at my telling you, `You must all be born anew.'
- Weymouth Bible

Don't marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born anew.'
- World English Bible

Wondre thou not, for Y seide to thee, It bihoueth you to be borun ayen.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Thou mayest not wonder that I said to thee, It behoveth you to be born from above;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:7

3:7 Ye must be born again - To be born again, is to be inwardly changed from all sinfulness to all holiness. It is fitly so called, because as great a change then passes on the soul as passes on the body when it is born into the world.

People's Bible Notes for John 3:7

Joh 3:7 Ye must be born again. The necessity is implied in the word "kingdom" in Joh 3:5. No one born a citizen of England can become a citizen of the United States without complying with our naturalization laws. The kingdom of God has its naturalization laws, and there is no other way of entrance than to be born of water and of the Spirit. We may not understand all the mysteries of the new birth, any more than we do those of the natural birth, but we can understand what has to be done and what is necessary. Two things are needful: the spirit must be renewed; we must be baptized.

Discussion for John 3

  • Lubi J
    What I understand about this verse is that, God has given us a chance whether to be His or the world's people. The only thing we should do is to look up the Cross for our salvation just as the Israelites did when Moses made a snake of bronse so that when they looked up they were Saved from being beaten by other snakes. I Trust an Believe that JESUS has come to Save me from SIN.
  • Michael
    Verse 16 is a good reminder to us all of God's love for us all. Our heart overflows with love for Jehovah because he has made it possible for us to receive forgiveness of our sins if we are repentant and exercise faith in Jesus’ ransom sacrifice. What a loving God we have.
  • Crystalyn driver
    It's unbelievable in the old testament that the people didn't belive God.
  • Alissa
    There was a man of the Pharisees named nicodemus ,a ruler of the jews;
    The same came to Jesus by night and said unto rabbi we know
  • Mike
    Verse 16 reminds us that Jehovah God gave us the greatest possible gift of love when he sent his precious Son, Jesus, to the earth
  • Wayne
    The Holy Spirit was given to Christ in v. 34. Not without measure.

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