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

  • 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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