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Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”[a] Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.[b] Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You[c] must be born from above.’[d] The wind[e] blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:3 Or born anew
  2. John 3:6 The same Greek word means both wind and spirit
  3. John 3:7 The Greek word for you here is plural
  4. John 3:7 Or anew
  5. John 3:8 The same Greek word means both wind and spirit

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