John 3:6
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English Standard Version
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

King James Bible
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

That which is born (τὸ γεγεννηένον)

Strictly, that which hath been born, and consequently is now before us as born. The aorist tense (John 3:3, John 3:4, John 3:5, John 3:7), marks the fact of birth; the perfect (as here), the state of that which has been born (see on 1 John 5:18, where both tenses occur); the neuter, that which, states the principle in the abstract. Compare John 3:8, where the statement is personal: everyone that is born. Compare 1 John 5:4, and 1 John 5:1, 1 John 5:18.

Of the flesh (ἐκ τῆς σαρκὸς)

See on John 3:14. John uses the word σάρξ generally, to express humanity under the conditions of this life (John 1:14; 1 John 4:2, 1 John 4:3, 1 John 4:7; 2 John 1:7), with sometimes a more definite hint at the sinful and fallible nature of humanity (1 John 2:16; John 8:15). Twice, as opposed to πνεῦμα, Spirit (John 3:6; John 6:63).

Of the Spirit (ἐκ τοῦ πνευματος)

The Holy Spirit of God, or the principle of life which He imparts. The difference is slight, for the two ideas imply each other; but the latter perhaps is better here, because a little more abstract, and so contrasted with the flesh. Spirit and flesh are the distinguishing principles, the one of the heavenly, the other of the earthly economy.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

born of the flesh.

Genesis 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:

Genesis 6:5,12 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Job 15:14-16 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous...

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Romans 7:5,18,25 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit to death...

Romans 8:1,4,5-9,13 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit...

1 Corinthians 15:47-49 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven...

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Galatians 5:16-21,24 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh...

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind...

Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands...

that.

Ezekiel 11:19,20 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh...

Ezekiel 36:26,27 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh...

Romans 8:5,9 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit...

1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other...

1 John 3:9 Whoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Cross References
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.

John 3:7
Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'

Romans 7:18
For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.

1 Corinthians 15:50
I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

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