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 1:13

  • GoitseGod for verse 13
    Amen
  • Jesus for example(though born in a human family)was not born of human blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of man but of the holy spirit. Saints likewise are fathered by the holy spirit in human families to perform what God wills on earth. Similary satan fathers his children through human families and are the majority called by christ 'generation of vipers'
  • It simply means not conceived of blood nor of the flesh but of God like the births of john or christ were. Mary, joseph,zacharia and elizabeth were just cover ups or channels.
  • It simply means not conceived of blood nor of the flesh but of God like the births of john or christ were. Mary, joseph,zacharia and elizabeth were just cover ups or channels.
  • born not of bloods (literal interpretation). This is referring not to geneology (the term 'seed' is used for this in scripture). It is saying 'not by the blood of offerings and sacrifices. This Divine Birth is not as a result of the work of the cross.
    Here is a major failure of the modern church

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