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

  • 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.
  • Patricia
    So glad my heart of stone changed. Hallelujah I've been born again. My new birth cause me to seek out that which is spirit. The spirit that lives in me has made me a new creation. Thankful...Thankful for Jesus Christ Our Lord And Saviour.
  • Wayne
    Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not. Whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him neither known Him. 1John 3:6.
  • Mbugua
    Eternal life is an immortality which involves not only the soul but also the body since from creation man was made for never ending life, not death. The death and resurrection of Jesus provide the basis for and give the picture of the devinely appointed redemption life. To have eternal life means more than to live forever and not only future possession but also a present reality
  • Dorothy Tillis
    Chapter 3 of the book of John testifies of JESUS CHRIST, SON OF THE LIVING GOD. JESUS IS THE TRUTH, THE WAY, THE LIGHT. HE WHO is THE WAY said; no man cometh unto the FATHER except through by me. HE came down from the FATHER of LIGHT. HE IS THE LIGHT that shines in darkness. He that loves HIM will draw to that LIGHT. The word declares, the FATHER was in HIM reconciling the world back unto HIMSELF.

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