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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This is a most-instructive chapter which ends in verse 36 as "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." We have a choice- believe on our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and have everlasting life or disbelieve and end up in perdition. For me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
  • A disciple
    "Jesus answered and said to him, You are the teacher of Israel, and these things know not? Verily, verily I say to you, That which we know we speak, and that which we have seen we bear witness of; and you receive not our witness!" If God sees and knows the innermost parts in us, and tells them to us; it must also be, that we too who are having those innermost thoughts must acknowledge them indeed.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 3:30 - We understand that most children are afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is when men are afraid of the LIGHT.
  • Adam
    Inspiring picture.
  • Skip stonerthomas
    Hello, I am curious about the symbol in verse 16... have always taken it to stand for "the" as in the KJV STANDARD, but PREFER more clarity. For me... this verse STANDS as the HEART of MY being.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 3:3 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID VERILY VERILY I SAY UNTO THEE EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOR EVER

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