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Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.[a] Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.[b] So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You[c] must be born again.’

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  1. 3:5 Or and spirit. The Greek word for Spirit can also be translated wind; see 3:8.
  2. 3:6 Greek what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
  3. 3:7 The Greek word for you is plural; also in 3:12.