Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
"Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
"He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."
so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
"As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you--not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
"For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
"I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."
"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
"Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,
Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.
'For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants;