John 3:7

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Marueile not that I saide vnto thee, Ye must be borne againe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not be amazed that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born anew.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not be surprised that I say to you, It is necessary for you to have a second birth.
- Basic English Bible

Do not wonder that I said to thee, It is needful that *ye* should be born anew.
- Darby Bible

Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born again.
- Webster's Bible

Do not be astonished at my telling you, `You must all be born anew.'
- Weymouth Bible

Don't marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born anew.'
- World English Bible

Wondre thou not, for Y seide to thee, It bihoueth you to be borun ayen.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Thou mayest not wonder that I said to thee, It behoveth you to be born from above;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:7


3:7 Ye must be born again - To be born again, is to be inwardly changed from all sinfulness to all holiness. It is fitly so called, because as great a change then passes on the soul as passes on the body when it is born into the world.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:7


Joh 3:7 Ye must be born again. The necessity is implied in the word "kingdom" in Joh 3:5. No one born a citizen of England can become a citizen of the United States without complying with our naturalization laws. The kingdom of God has its naturalization laws, and there is no other way of entrance than to be born of water and of the Spirit. We may not understand all the mysteries of the new birth, any more than we do those of the natural birth, but we can understand what has to be done and what is necessary. Two things are needful: the spirit must be renewed; we must be baptized.

Discussion for John 3

  • 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.
  • Jared Goddard
    John 8:32 And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free. John 17:17 Sanctify them through Thy Truth: Thy Word is truth. John 1:1,2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.John 1:14a And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, ( Emmanuel-God with us ). John 14:6 Jesus said unto him, I AM the Way...
  • 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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