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

  • A disciple
    Stand a man; you wrote: "What sins each of us may or may not be guilty of is irrelevant..." That is completely contrary to all that God teaches and commands us, to REPENT of sins and forsake idols! Jesus has broken the chains that held us under bondage to sin, and gives us the light of life and His Spirit to grow in grace and knowledge of Him. Sin is MOST RELEVANT for it will deceive and destroy!
  • Alex
    Dis. All johns disciples had to be rebaptised with the H.G. IN ACTS 17 JESUS DISCIPLES HAD TO SHOW JOHNS DISCIPLES A MORE PERFECT WAY, John himself asked jesus saying I have NEED to be BAPTISED of YOU .John said behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. not h20.All of the disciples had been water baptised but jesus tells them if i wash thee not you will have no part with me.
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; if as you say, everyone who doesn't believe in Jesus is evil; what does that make the one who tells the unbeliever or unclean, "Stand by yourself, away from me; for I am holier than thou!" The difference between the one who comes to the light, and those who don't; is that our deeds may be manifest; that we give an honest accounting to God, like Abel; and show God our trust in Christ!
  • A disciple
    Alex; There is no competition between Baptism and the Cross! Neither Jesus nor any of the Apostles ever told anyone that had been Baptized by John, that they were in danger of forfeiting the benefits of His Redemptive Sufferings! If we are not Baptized into Christ, and into the Father, and into the Spirit; then we are none of His; and in no wise in a condition to be Baptized with fire and Spirit!
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; I understand very much your enthusiasm; but you will find as you go on with the Lord, that there are some serious and important inconsistencies in your thinking just now. Jesus said to the disciple; those who forsook all and were following Him, and loved Him; If you then BEING EVIL know how to give good things to your children..." If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves. HONESTY
  • A disciple
    "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." What do we have to do then to "Believe" in Jesus? For many of us when we first get saved, we don't know a thing except that we have to repent of our sins and change our life by following Jesus with all our heart. What if someone's on their death-bed after a lifetime spent running behind other saviours and following other gospels "instead of" Christ and they cry out in torments and horrible fear of death and imminently God's eternal judgment and they cry to Jesus to save them? It's an awful risk to take, to wait till the very end and then in utter desperation hope that there's a God and a Jesus to help! The Lord said that He wouldn't turn anyone away who comes to Him with a good and honest heart and sincere repentance. So we hope for the best but take the precious Promise also as it is a most solemn warning for those who do not take a course in life, but think they can push it to the last minute. God have mercy on us all!

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