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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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