Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.(A) Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[a] gives birth to spirit.(B) You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[b] must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[c](C)

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:6 Or but spirit
  2. John 3:7 The Greek is plural.
  3. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind.

25 Jesus said to her, “I am(A) the resurrection and the life.(B) The one who believes(C) in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing(D) in me will never die.(E) Do you believe this?”

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You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh(A) but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.(B) And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ,(C) they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you,(D) then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[a] because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead(E) is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies(F) because of[b] his Spirit who lives in you.

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.(G) 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die;(H) but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body,(I) you will live.(J)

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God(K) are the children of God.(L) 15 The Spirit(M) you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again;(N) rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[c] And by him we cry, “Abba,[d] Father.”(O) 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit(P) that we are God’s children.(Q) 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs(R)—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings(S) in order that we may also share in his glory.(T)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:10 Or you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive
  2. Romans 8:11 Some manuscripts bodies through
  3. Romans 8:15 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23.
  4. Romans 8:15 Aramaic for father

Living as Those Made Alive in Christ

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ,(A) set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.(B) Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.(C) For you died,(D) and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your[a] life,(E) appears,(F) then you also will appear with him in glory.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 3:4 Some manuscripts our