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 3:6

  • John 3:6 Highlights how very different our flesh and spirit are. We can never percieve spiritual things by any means of the flesh - we can only percieve spiritual things by receiving the word of God and having faith.
  • Though the flesh will die, and we all surly will, it's comforting to know that our spirit man will live forever and one day we'll all be reunited...and God will wipe away all tears.

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