John 3:4

“Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 3:4

Nicodemus saith vnto him, How can a man be borne when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mothers wombe, and be borne?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Nicodemus *said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born, can he?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Nicodemus said to him, How is it possible for a man to be given birth when he is old? Is he able to go into his mother's body a second time and come to birth again?
- Basic English Bible

Nicodemus says to him, How can a man be born being old? can he enter a second time into the womb of his mother and be born?
- Darby Bible

Nicodemus saith to him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
- Webster's Bible

How is it possible, Nicodemus asked, "for a man to be born when he is old? Can he a second time enter his mother's womb and be born?"
- Weymouth Bible

Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"
- World English Bible

Nychodeme seide to hym, Hou may a man be borun, whanne he is eeld? whether he may entre ayen in to his modris wombe, and be borun ayen?
- Wycliffe Bible

Nicodemus saith unto him, `How is a man able to be born, being old? is he able into the womb of his mother a second time to enter, and to be born?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 3:4

Wesley's Notes for John 3:4


3:4 When he is old - As Nicodemus himself was.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:4


Joh 3:4 How can a man be born again when he is old? The question of Nicodemus indicates his surprise, skepticism and misapprehension of what Jesus meant.

Discussion for John 3:4

  • Fred andJoann Scanlan on John 3:4
    According to the church. All things that come out of it! There are way, way, too many interpretations. Since we live in a free nation we will be subject unto these . However ,Prior to the fall of Rome, mediately before and after, the word became the truest and most convincing. The Holy Spirit will always do the the work , we are remiss too do! God is merciful, and will finish the work that needs to be done! His ways are past understanding. Pray, I say Pray, that His will be done! We have a beautiful new church whos doors are closed? When can I see IT!
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on John 3:4
    To Fred and Joanne we will never stop private interpretation 2 Peter 1:20+21 because people choose to believe what they have been taught right or wrong or what they think it means, they aren't shown the bible is an eastern book and has eastern culture and thought in it or as long as it agrees with them their fine. All these things are an uphill battle that the apostle Paul new well most of his followers got to the point where they no longer believed he was a man called of God and walked away.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on John 3:4
    God will make a way. He is merciful, and can do all things, we think impossible. My words , my faith like all believers will convince those who do not believe , of his salvation. This is why you and I must proclaim the name of Jesus! This is the reason we believe in Him. We are not saved by the letter of the law. We are saved by faith in Jesus Christ. Just believe on his name!
  • Ricky D Mentzer - in Reply on John 3:4
    Fred I'm totally convinced that when someone believes Romans 10:9+10 they get delivered.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on John 3:4
    When Paul was struck down on the road to Damascus, He received the powerful mercy of God. This has happened to me, all my sins were ever before me, literally making me fall down before Him! I could not resist Him. So overwhelming power! Now , I have been given, what an apostle would need or ask for! What lies ahead I do not know, as always, waiting on Him!
  • Robert Malit - in Reply on John 3:4
    To Fred Scanlan

    Consider yourself truly blessed brother, God has a calling for you, I suggest that you find out - extremely important. What happened to me something different, but similar in some sense. I was successful in my marriage, family, career and financially. But when I retired in 2008 to enjoy it all with my wife, everything went wrong - my wife of 38 years was diagnosed with terminal cancer, went through surgery, chemotherapy, so I became a full time caregiver, neglected my real estate investment and stocks, financial crisis took a toll, lost quite a bit, 09/09/09 lost my wife, a very painful experience. One day I was reading my Bible, God open my eyes - I built my house in the sand, not on the Rock. So I ask God questions on what to do - I said God you gave me the wrong tools (degrees, real estate broker, others) training by men which focus on making $$$ manna, God revealed things via dreams - I can't serve/love God and manna $$$ at the same time. So give me the right tools and train me.

    God heard and answered my questions, now God's will "Master Plan" is what I have, @ 78 years old December 2, 2020 I became sick - COVID-19 was in the hospital 6 days, God saved me, it took a month to fully recover, soon 79 on 2/11 - God has blessed me with so much, that I am able to help small business owners solve their COVID-19 problems - and I don't charge for my services, I leave everything to God, get paid as a byproduct of what I do, God freed me from the snares of manna.

    Fred, yours is waiting, pursue it brother.
  • Fred Scanlan on John 3:4
    There will be harmony! This is why we have the old testament! The same spirit of forgiveness found in the blood of Christ. The hope found in the promises to Abraham, to Isaac, Jacob, Are and will be the same hopes that will live in the heart and soul of GODS people! Heaven and earth ,what else would you say about it!
  • Debra Rogers on John 3:4
    Is it a sin to drink?
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on John 3:4
    No everything in balance.
  • Chrissy on John 3:4
    How to understand the Bible


 

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