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

  • Ray
    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotton Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish.
  • Madison
  • Mosibudi Ramokgopa
    The Greatness of Jesus Christ; that the Father has given everthing into His Hand.Without Jesus Christ the Wrath of God will manifest.
  • 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.
  • Pawan Upadhyay
    If you Want to understand the John Chapter :-3,you will have to study the verses from 3:3 to 3:12.Jesus is cleary talking about kingdom of god on earth. When will kingdom of god be occur on earth? Jesus said that for see the kingdom of god and enter in to the kingdom of god,you will have to born again and you will have to take second birth,you will have to born of water and born of spirit,flesh born from flesh and spirit born from spirit.Spirit is unborn.Jesus was talking about born from holy spirit.Jesus was talking about rebirth.
  • Pawan Upadhyay
    Spirit is unborn.Jesus was talking about born of spirit.

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