“Marueile not that I saide vnto thee, Ye must be borne againe.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
- King James Version
"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