13 who were born, not of blood,[a] or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man,[b] but of God.
John 1:13Lit bloods; the pl form of blood occurs only here in the NT. It may refer either to lineal descent (that is, blood from one’s father and mother) or to the OT sacrificial system (that is, the various blood sacrifices). Neither is the basis for birth into the family of God.
John 1:13Or not of human lineage, or of human capacity, or of human volition
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