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John 3:7

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born anew.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born anew.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born again.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Do not wonder that I said to thee, It is needful that *ye* should be born anew.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Do not marvel, that I said unto thee: Ye must needs be born from above.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Thou mayest not wonder that I said to thee, It behoveth you to be born from above;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Wonder not that I said to thee: You must be born again.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Marueile not that I said to thee, Yee must be borne againe.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Marueile not that I saide vnto thee, Ye must be borne againe.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Do not be surprised because I have told you that you all must be born again.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Wonder not that I have said to thee, that it behoves you to be born anew.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Be not surprised that I said to thee, Ye must be born anew.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Marvel 2296
{2296} Prime
From G2295; to wonder; by implication to admire.
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
not 3361
{3361} Prime
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
that 3754
{3754} Prime
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
I said 2036
{2036} Prime
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
unto thee, 4671
{4671} Prime
Dative case of G4771; to thee.
Ye 5209
{5209} Prime
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
must 1163
{1163} Prime
Third person singular active present of G1210; also δεόν [[deon]], {deh-on'}; which is neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding).
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
be born 1080
{1080} Prime
From a variation of G1085; to procreate (properly of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively to regenerate.
<5683> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 159
again. 509
{0509} Prime
From G0507; from above; by analogy from the first; by implication anew.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 3:6-8.

John 3:7

_ _ Marvel not, etc. — If a spiritual nature only can see and enter the kingdom of God; if all we bring into the world with us be the reverse of spiritual; and if this spirituality be solely of the Holy Ghost, no wonder a new birth is indispensable.

_ _ Ye must — “Ye, says Jesus, not we” [Bengel]. After those universal propositions, about what “a man” must be, to “enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5) — this is remarkable, showing that our Lord meant to hold Himself forth as “separate from sinners.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 3:1-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 3:7

Ye must be born again — To be born again, is to be inwardly changed from all sinfulness to all holiness. It is fitly so called, because as great a change then passes on the soul as passes on the body when it is born into the world.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you [of] heavenly things?
John 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
John 6:61-63 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? ... It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life.


John 3:3 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.
Job 15:14 What [is] man, that he should be clean? and [he which is] born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
Matthew 13:33-35 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. ... That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Romans 3:9-19 What then? are we better [than they]? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; ... Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Romans 9:22-25 [What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: ... As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. ... And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ephesians 4:22-24 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; ... And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: ... Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently:
Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

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Jb 15:14. Mt 13:33. Jn 3:3, 12; 5:28; 6:61. Ro 3:9; 9:22; 12:1. Ep 4:22. Col 1:12. He 12:14. 1P 1:14, 22. Rv 21:27.

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