Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God
<< John 3 >> King James Translators’ Notes
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
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. again: or, from above
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Here Jesus was speaking of the water that comes from a mother when womb breaks. Jesus was talking about natural birth and not baptism. Paul opposed this teaching and was not enlightened on it. I would rather side with Jesus than with Paul. – Jose Maria Chavira ( Adagio I )*-
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
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