John 3:6

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That which is borne of the flesh, is flesh, and that which is borne of the spirit, is spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

That which has birth from the flesh is flesh, and that which has birth from the Spirit is spirit.
- Basic English Bible

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
- Darby Bible

That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Whatever has been born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever has been born of the Spirit is spirit.
- Weymouth Bible

That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
- World English Bible

`That that is borun of the fleisch, is fleisch; and `that that is borun of spirit, is spirit.
- Wycliffe Bible

that which hath been born of the flesh is flesh, and that which hath been born of the Spirit is spirit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:6


3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh - Mere flesh, void of the Spirit, yea, at enmity with it; And that which is born of the Spirit is spirit - Is spiritual, heavenly, divine, like its Author.


Discussion for John 3

  • Wayne
    Jesus " very words" say to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  • Irene123
    Rom. 3:8 - we need to be very careful about what the Bible says; Mk. 16:17 are Jesus VERY words, and Rom. 8:9 confirms those words, as does Acts 2:4; !0:46; 19:6.
  • Irene123
    V. 8 - I'm going to get a lot of 'flack' on this, but - when you receive the Holy Ghost - you speak in tongues. You 'hear' the sound, but can't see it. Scripture says tongues is the evidence of receiving the H.G. (Holy Spirit), Mk.16:17; Acts 2:4; !0:46; !9:6. It's not just a 'good feeling'; a 'feeling' cannot be 'witnessed' by others. God wants other Christians to KNOW one has r'cvd His Spirit.
  • BISHOP TONY REED
    in Acts chapter 2 verse-4 shows the 120 in the upper room being born again.[GOD BLESS]I HOPE THAT HELPS
  • A disciple
    Mary; in verses 5-8 the Lord was explaining and answering Nicodemus' question, directing it to the level of his natural thinking. We must be cleansed and born from above by the Spirit to be able at all to enter into the kingdom of God. This "New Birth" from above, is like the wind: you can hear its sound; but cannot know its circuits. So is the nature of the New Birth being "not of this world."
  • Bruce
    Mary:When you were born: first birth.The Father calls (Tug in your Heart) John 6:44/ When you ask forgiveness you will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Matthew3:11/ You will be changed:2Corinthians 5:17 / Being born of The Spirit: born again). V:8 You will see the world with new eyes, your desires will be different.Your bad habits will disappear,your friends,won't know why,in the Bible,Church more

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