John 3:8
Good News Translation
The wind blows wherever it wishes; you hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. It is like that with everyone who is born of the Spirit."

Contemporary English Version
Only God's Spirit gives new life. The Spirit is like the wind that blows wherever it wants to. You can hear the wind, but you don't know where it comes from or where it is going.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Spirit breatheth where he will and thou hearest his voice: but thou knowest not whence he cometh and whither he goeth. So is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The Spirit breatheth where he will and thou hearest his voice: but thou knowest not whence he cometh and whither he goeth. So is every one that is born of the Spirit.

wind.

Job 37:10-13,16,17,21-23 When God bloweth there cometh frost, and again the waters are poured out abundantly. . . .

Psalm 107:25,29 He said the word, and there arose a storm of wind: and the waves thereof were lifted up. . . .

Ecclesiastes 11:4,5 He that observeth the wind, shall not sow: and he that considereth the clouds, shall never reap. . . .

Ezekiel 37:9 And he said to me: Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, O son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord God: Come, spirit, from the four winds, and blow upon these slain, and let them live again.

Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming: and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.

Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was moved wherein they were assembled: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost: and they spoke the word of God with confidence.

1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him? So the things also that are of God, no man knoweth, but the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these things, one and the same Spirit worketh, dividing to every one according as he will.

so.

John 1:13 Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Isaiah 55:9-13 For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so are my ways exalted above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts. . . .

Mark 4:26-29 And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the earth, . . .

Luke 6:43,44 For there is no good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit: nor an evil tree that bringeth forth good fruit. . . .

1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him? So the things also that are of God, no man knoweth, but the Spirit of God.

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is just, know ye, that every one also who doth justice is born of him.

1 John 3:8,9 He that committeth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God appeared, that he might destroy the works of the devil. . . .

Context
Jesus and Nicodemus
7Wonder not that I said to thee: You must be born again. 8The Spirit breatheth where he will and thou hearest his voice: but thou knowest not whence he cometh and whither he goeth. So is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9Nicodemus answered and said to him: How can these things be done?…
Cross References
Psalm 135:7
He bringeth up clouds from the end of the earth: he hath made lightnings for the rain. He bringeth forth winds out of his stores:

Ecclesiastes 1:6
Maketh his round by the south, and turneth again to the north: the spirit goeth forward surveying all places round about, and returneth to his circuits.

Ecclesiastes 11:5
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones are joined together in the womb of her that is with child: so thou knowest not the works of God, who is the maker of all.

Ezekiel 37:9
And he said to me: Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, O son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord God: Come, spirit, from the four winds, and blow upon these slain, and let them live again.

John 3:7
Wonder not that I said to thee: You must be born again.

John 3:9
Nicodemus answered and said to him: How can these things be done?

Additional Translations
The wind blows where it wishes. You hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know from where it comes and where it goes. Thus is everyone having been born of the Spirit."

The wind blows where it wants, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

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.

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.

The wind bloweth where it listeth, 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.

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.

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."

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."

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.'
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