John 1:13

“Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which were borne, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whose birth was from God and not from blood, or from an impulse of the flesh and man's desire.
- Basic English Bible

who have been born, not of blood, nor of flesh's will, nor of man's will, but of God.
- Darby Bible

Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
- Webster's Bible

who were begotten as such not by human descent, nor through an impulse of their own nature, nor through the will of a human father, but from God.
- Weymouth Bible

who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
- World English Bible

nether of the wille of fleische, nether of the wille of man, but ben borun of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

who -- not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but -- of God were begotten.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:13


1:13 Who were born - Who became the sons of God, not of blood - Not by descent from Abraham, nor by the will of the flesh - By natural generation, nor by the will of man - Adopting them, but of God - By his Spirit.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:13


Joh 1:13 Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh. The Jews prided themselves on being Abraham's children, and trusted in their blood for salvation. To be a son of God is not a fleshly birth at all, but the spirit of the subject is "born of God". The Savior explains the birth more particularly, in Joh 3:1-8.

Discussion for John 1

  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    God and his word is ALWAYS two separate things. Numbers 11:23] And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD's hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not. Psalm 107:20] He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Proverbs 2:[1] My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;"  
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    John 1:1 is where preachers and congregations get bewitched and stumble over. John 1:1-2 is telling us "The Word was God's Word" and NOT God was the word. The word ((was)) is past tense and ((and)) a conjunction joining three separate thoughts into a sentence. God and his word are two separate things always. God made the world by speaking words and NOT with two hands like you and I have.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 3:19 AND THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION THAT LIGHT IS COME INTO THE WORLD AND MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL --- 3:20 FOR EVERYONE THAT DOETH EVIL HATETH THE LIGHT NEITHER COMETH TO THE LIGHT LEST HIS DEEDS SHOULD BE REPROVED --- 3:21 FOR EVERYONE THAT DOETH TRUTH COMETH TO THE LIGHT THAT HIS DEEDS MAY BE MADE MANIFEST THAT THEY ARE WROUGHT IN GOD
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 119:130 THE ENTRANCE OF THY WORDS GIVETH LIGHT IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING UNTO THE SIMPLE ----- JOB 38:2 WHO IS THIS THAT DARKENETH COUNSEL BY WORDS WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE -----JOB 42:6 WHEREFORE I ABHOR MYSELF AND REPENT IN DUST AND ASHES ----- 42:7 AND IT WAS SO THAT AFTER THE LORD HAD SPOKEN THESE WORDS UNTO JOB THE LORD SAID TO ELIPHAZ THE TEMANITE MY WRATH IS KINDLED AGAINST THEE AND AGAINST THY TWO FRIENDS FOR YOU HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF ME THE THING THAT IS RIGHT AS MY SERVANT JOB HATH
  • Jason manning
    Amen that was the lesson
  • A disciple
    Insight777; Its very dangerous to be saying, "thus saith the LORD," when God has not said anything to you! There are a lot of things you are getting seriously wrong. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world; and teaching IS NOT shedding of the blood! All your analogies are nothing according to the truth of the Scriptures, but fake spiritualism! and out of your own head!

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