John 3:1–8


There was a man from the Phariseesl named Nicodemus,m a rulern of the Jews. This man came to him at night and said, “Rabbi,o we know that you are a teacherp who has come from God,q for no one could perform these signs you do unless God were with him.”r

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, unless someone is born again,* s he cannot see the kingdom of God.”t

“How can anyone be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked him. “Can he enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born?”

Jesus answered, “Truly I tell you, unless someone is bornu of water and the Spirit,v he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Whatever is born of the fleshw is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spiritx is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you that you must be borny again. The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going.z So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”aa

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