Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

New American Standard Bible

Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."

King James Version

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Holman Bible

Jesus replied, “I assure you: Unless someone is born again,he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

International Standard Version

Jesus replied to him, "Truly, I tell you emphatically, unless a person is born from above he cannot see the kingdom of God."

A Conservative Version

Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to thee, If any man is not begotten from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Amplified

Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.

An Understandable Version

Jesus said to him, "Truly, truly, I tell you, a person cannot see the kingdom of God [i.e., enter it. See verse 5], unless he is born from above [Note: The words "from above" are also used in verse 31, but in this place they could also mean "again," or "anew" and refer to the source of a person's second birth].

Anderson New Testament

Jesus answered and said to him: Verily, verily I say to you, unless a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God.

Bible in Basic English

Jesus said to him, Truly, I say to you, Without a new birth no man is able to see the kingdom of God.

Common New Testament

Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Daniel Mace New Testament

Jesus answered him, I declare unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Darby Translation

Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born anew he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Godbey New Testament

Jesus responded and said to him, Truly, truly, I say unto thee, unless any one may be born from above, he is not able to see the kingdom of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

Jesus answered him, "I tell you, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born over again from above!"

John Wesley New Testament

Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a person be born again from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Julia Smith Translation

Jesus answered and said to him, Amen, amen, I say to thee, Except any one be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

King James 2000

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly I say to you, unless someone is born from above, he is not able to see the kingdom of God."

Modern King James verseion

Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Jesus answered, and said unto him, "Verily, verily I say unto thee: except a man be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Moffatt New Testament

Jesus replied, "Truly, truly I tell you, no one can see God's Realm unless he is born from above."

Montgomery New Testament

"In very truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "that unless a man is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

NET Bible

Jesus replied, "I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

New Heart English Bible

Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I tell you, unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God."

Noyes New Testament

Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly do I say to thee, Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Sawyer New Testament

Jesus answered and said to him, I tell you most truly, unless one has been born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.

The Emphasized Bible

Jesus answered, and said unto him - Verily, verily, I say unto thee: Except one be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"In truth I tell you," exclaimed Jesus, "unless a man is reborn, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."

Webster

Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say to thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Weymouth New Testament

"In most solemn truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "that unless a man is born anew he cannot see the Kingdom of God."

Williams New Testament

Jesus answered him, "I most solemnly say to you, no one can ever see the kingdom of God, unless he is born from above."

World English Bible

Jesus answered him, "Most certainly, I tell you, unless one is born anew, he can't see the Kingdom of God."

Worrell New Testament

Jesus answered, and said to him, "Verily, verily, I say to you, unless one be born anew, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."

Worsley New Testament

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily verily I tell thee, Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

Jesus answered and said to him, 'Verily, verily, I say to thee, If any one may not be born from above, he is not able to see the reign of God;'

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

ἀποκρίνομαι 
Apokrinomai 
Usage: 231

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824


Usage: 0

ἀμήν 
amen 
Usage: 48

ἀμήν 
amen 
Usage: 48

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

σοί 
Soi 
thee, thou, thy, thine own, not tr
Usage: 113

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

a man
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

be born
γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

ἄνωθεν 
Anothen 
from above, top, again, from the first, from the beginning, not tr
Usage: 10

οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

see
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 3:3

Devotionals containing John 3:3

Images John 3:3

Context Readings

A Meeting With Nicodemus

2 the same came unto him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:17

Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.

1 Peter 1:23-25

having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which liveth and abideth.

John 1:13

who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 3:5-6

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God!

Galatians 6:15

For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Titus 3:5

not by works done in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 John 2:29

If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one also that doeth righteousness is begotten of him.

1 John 3:9

Whosoever is begotten of God doeth no sin, because his seed abideth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is begotten of God.

1 John 5:1

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God: and whosoever loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

Deuteronomy 29:4

but Jehovah hath not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

John 12:40

He hath blinded their eyes, and he hardened their heart; Lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, And should turn, And I should heal them.

2 Corinthians 1:19-20

For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timothy, was not yea and nay, but in him is yea.

2 Corinthians 4:4

in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them .

Ephesians 2:1

And you did he make alive, when ye were dead through your trespasses and sins,

James 1:17-18

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning.

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without variance, without hypocrisy.

1 John 5:18

We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was begotten of God keepeth himself, and the evil one toucheth him not.

Revelation 3:14

And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God:

Jeremiah 5:21

Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; that have eyes, and see not; that have ears, and hear not:

Matthew 5:18

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished.

Matthew 13:11-16

And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Matthew 16:17

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven.

John 1:5

And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.

John 1:51

And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

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