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)

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:6 Or but spirit

16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized(A) and wash your sins away,(B) calling on his name.’(C)

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21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you(A) also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience(B) toward God.[a] It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 3:21 Or but an appeal to God for a clear conscience