Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

New American Standard Bible

"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

King James Version

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Holman Bible

Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit.

A Conservative Version

That which is begotten from the flesh is flesh, and that which is begotten from the Spirit is spirit.

American Standard Version

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Amplified

What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

An Understandable Version

Whoever is born from human parents is a human being; and whoever is born from the Holy Spirit is a spiritual being.

Anderson New Testament

That which is begotten of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is begotten of the Spirit, is spirit.

Bible in Basic English

That which has birth from the flesh is flesh, and that which has birth from the Spirit is spirit.

Common New Testament

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Daniel Mace New Testament

the cleansing of the body is only external, but the purification of the spirit is spiritual.

Darby Translation

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Godbey New Testament

That which has been born of the flesh is flesh; and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit.

Goodspeed New Testament

Whatever owes its birth to the physical is physical, and whatever owes its birth to the Spirit is spiritual.

John Wesley New Testament

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Julia Smith Translation

That born of flesh is flesh; and that born of the Spirit is spirit.

King James 2000

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Modern King James verseion

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That which is born of the flesh, is flesh. And that which is born of the spirit, is spirit.

Moffatt New Testament

What is born of the flesh is flesh: what is born of the Spirit is Spirit.

Montgomery New Testament

What is born of the flesh is flesh; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

NET Bible

What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

New Heart English Bible

That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Noyes New Testament

That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.

Sawyer New Testament

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is a spirit.

The Emphasized Bible

That which hath been born of the flesh, is, flesh, and, that which hath been born of the spirit, is, spirit.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Twentieth Century New Testament

All that owes its birth to human nature is human, and all that owes its birth to the Spirit is spiritual.

Webster

That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.

Weymouth New Testament

Whatever has been born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever has been born of the Spirit is spirit.

Williams New Testament

Whatever is born of the physical is physical, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spiritual.

World English Bible

That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Worrell New Testament

That which has been born of the flesh is flesh: and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit.

Worsley New Testament

That, which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that, which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.

Youngs Literal Translation

that which hath been born of the flesh is flesh, and that which hath been born of the Spirit is spirit.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709
Usage: 709

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585
Usage: 585

σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

and

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

γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 3:6

Devotionals containing John 3:6

Images John 3:6

Context Readings

A Meeting With Nicodemus

5 Jesus answered, "Truly, I tell you emphatically, unless a person is born of water and Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Don't be astonished that I told you, "All of you must be born from above.'


Cross References

Genesis 6:12

God looked at the earth, observing how corrupt its population had become, because the entire human race had corrupted itself.

Job 14:4

Who can produce a clean thing from an unclean thing? No one!

Job 25:4

How can a human being become right with God? How can a human being be pure?

Ezekiel 36:26-27

"""I'm going to give you a new heart, and I'm going to give you a new spirit within all of your deepest parts. I'll remove that rock-hard heart of yours and replace it with one that's sensitive to me.

Romans 8:4-9

so that the righteous requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to human nature but according to the Spirit.

Galatians 5:16-21

So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never fulfill the desires of the flesh.

Genesis 5:3

After Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son just like him, that is, according to his own likeness, and named him Seth.

Genesis 6:5

The LORD saw that human evil was growing more and more throughout the earth, with every inclination of people's thoughts becoming only evil on a continuous basis.

Job 15:14-16

"What is mankind, that he can be blameless? Or does being born of a woman mean he'll be in the right?

Psalm 51:10

God, create a pure heart in me, and renew a right attitude within me.

Ezekiel 11:19-20

then I'll give them a united heart, placing a new spirit within them. I'll remove their stubborn heart and give them a heart that's sensitive to me.

John 1:13

who were born, not merely in a genetic sense, nor from lust, nor from man's desire, but from the will of God.

Romans 7:5

For while we were living according to our human nature, sinful passions were at work in our bodies by means of the Law, to bear fruit resulting in death.

Romans 7:18

For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out.

Romans 7:25-1

Thank God through Jesus the Messiah, our Lord, because with my mind I myself can serve the Law of God, even while with my human nature I serve the law of sin.

Romans 8:13

For if you live according to human nature, you are going to die, but if by the Spirit you continuously put to death the activities of the body, you will live.

1 Corinthians 6:17

But the person who unites himself with the Lord becomes one spirit with him.

1 Corinthians 15:47-50

The first man came from the dust of the earth; the second man came from heaven.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and look! all things have become new!

Galatians 5:24

Now those who belong to the Messiah Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires.

Ephesians 2:3

Indeed, all of us once behaved like them in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of our flesh and senses. By nature we were destined for wrath, just like everyone else.

Colossians 2:11

In union with him you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without human hands by stripping off the corrupt nature by the circumcision performed by the Messiah.

1 John 3:9

No one who has been born from God practices sin, because God's seed abides in him. Indeed, he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born from God.

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