Parallel Verses

King James 2000

The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it came, and where it goes: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit.

New American Standard Bible

"The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

King James Version

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Holman Bible

The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound, but you don't know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.

International Standard Version

The wind blows where it wants to. You hear its sound, but you don't know where it comes from or where it is going. That's the way it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."

A Conservative Version

The wind blows where it will, and thou hear the sound of it, but know not from where it comes, and where it goes. So is every man who is begotten from the Spirit.

American Standard Version

The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Amplified

The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.

An Understandable Version

The wind blows wherever it wants to, and you can hear the sound of it, without knowing where it came from or where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born from the Holy Spirit."

Anderson New Testament

The Spirit breathes where he pleases, and you hear his voice, but you know not whence he comes, and whither he goes; so is every one that is begotten of the Spirit.

Bible in Basic English

The wind goes where its pleasure takes it, and the sound of it comes to your ears, but you are unable to say where it comes from and where it goes: so it is with everyone whose birth is from the Spirit.

Common New Testament

The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."

Daniel Mace New Testament

the wind bloweth where it listeth, and you hear the sound thereof, but cannot tell whence it comes, or whither it goes: such is the change in every one that is renewed by the spirit.

Darby Translation

The wind blows where it will, and thou hearest its voice, but knowest not whence it comes and where it goes: thus is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Godbey New Testament

The Spirit breathes on whom He willeth, and thou hearest His voice, but dost not know whence He cometh and whither He goeth; so is every one who has been born of the Spirit.

Goodspeed New Testament

The wind blows wherever it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. That is the way with everyone who owes his birth to the Spirit."

John Wesley New Testament

The wind bloweth where it lifteth, and thou hearest the found thereof, but canst not tell, whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wind blows where it desires, and thou hearest the sound of it, but canst not tell from where it comes or where it goes; so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Julia Smith Translation

The wind, where it wills, blows, and its voice thou hearest, but thou knowest not whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one having been born of the Spirit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wind blows wherever it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

Modern King James verseion

The Spirit breathes where He desires, and you hear His voice, but you do not know from where He comes, and where He goes; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The wind bloweth where he listeth, and thou hearest his sound: but canst not tell whence he cometh and whither he goeth. So is every man that is born of the spirit."

Moffatt New Testament

The wind blows where it wills; you can hear its sound, but you never know where it has come from or where it goes: it is the same with everyone who is born of the Spirit."

Montgomery New Testament

The wind blows where it wills, and you hear its voice, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with every one who has been born of the Spirit."

NET Bible

The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."

New Heart English Bible

The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

New simplified Bible

The wind blows where it will. You hear the sound of it. Yet you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. It is like this with every one who is born from the Spirit.

Noyes New Testament

The wind bloweth where it will; and thou hearest the sound thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Sawyer New Testament

The Spirit breathes where it wills, and you hear its voice, but you know not whence it comes, nor whither it goes; so is every one that has been born of the Spirit.

The Emphasized Bible

The spirit, where it pleaseth, doth breathe, and, the sound thereof, thou hearest; but knowest not, whence it cometh and whither it goeth: Thus, is every one who hath been born of the spirit.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the sound of it, but knowest not from whence it cometh, nor whither it goeth: just so is every one who is born of the Spirit.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes, or where it goes; it is the same with every one that owes his birth to the Spirit."

Webster

The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the sound of it, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament

The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So is it with every one who has been born of the Spirit."

Williams New Testament

The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. That is just the way it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."

World English Bible

The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don't know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

Worrell New Testament

The Spirit breatheth where He willeth; and you hear His voice, but know not whence He cometh, or whither He goeth: so is every one who has been born of the Spirit."

Worsley New Testament

As the wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound of it, but knowest not whence it cometh, or whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Youngs Literal Translation

the Spirit where he willeth doth blow, and his voice thou dost hear, but thou hast not known whence he cometh, and whither he goeth; thus is every one who hath been born of the Spirit.'

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

πνέω 
Pneo 
Usage: 3

ὅπου 
Hopou 
Usage: 42

it listeth
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would , will/would have , desire , desirous , list , to will ,
Usage: 136

and



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

thou hearest
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

the sound
φωνή 
Phone 
Usage: 128


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

εἴδω 
Eido 
know , cannot tell , know how , wist , , see , behold , look , perceive , vr see , vr know
Usage: 519

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

εἴδω 
Eido 
know , cannot tell , know how , wist , , see , behold , look , perceive , vr see , vr know
Usage: 519

πόθεν 
Pothen 
Usage: 17

it cometh
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come , go , , vr come
Usage: 424

ποῦ 
Pou 
Usage: 32

it goeth
ὑπάγω 
Hupago 
go , go way , go away , get thee , depart , get thee hence
Usage: 26

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
so , thus , even so , on this wise , likewise , after this manner ,
Usage: 146

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

πᾶς 
Pas 
all , all things , every , all men , whosoever , everyone , whole , all manner of , every man , no Trans , every thing , any , whatsoever , whosoever 9 , always , daily , any thing , no , not tr ,
Usage: 704

γεννάω 
Gennao 
begat , be born , bear , gender , bring forth , be delivered ,
Usage: 84

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 3:8

Images John 3:8

Context Readings

A Meeting With Nicodemus

7 Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again. 8  The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it came, and where it goes: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?


Cross References

Ezekiel 37:9

Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus says the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

1 Corinthians 2:11

For what man knows the things of a man, except the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 12:11

But in all these works that one and same Spirit, dividing to every man individually as he will.

Job 37:10-13

By the breath of God ice is given: and the broad waters are frozen.

Job 37:16-17

Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is blameless in knowledge?

Job 37:21-23

And now men can not look on the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passes, and clears them.

Psalm 107:25

For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, who lifts up the waves thereof.

Psalm 107:29

He makes the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Ecclesiastes 11:4-5

He that observes the wind shall not sow; and he that regards the clouds shall not reap.

Isaiah 55:9-13

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Mark 4:26-29

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

Luke 6:43-44

For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

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.

Acts 2:2

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Acts 4:31

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

1 John 2:29

If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone that does righteousness is born of him.

1 John 3:8-9

He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.



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