Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.…
Dr. Lelfchild tells us that he once met a lad twelve years old at a tollgate, who had a Testament in his hand. "Can you read it?" inquired the doctor. "To be sure I can. I can read to you this, 'Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'" "What does that mean, my boy?" The lad quickly replied. "It means a great change. To be born again means something here" (laying his hand upon his breast), "and the kingdom of God means something up yonder." That boy had got hold of the very core of Bible theology. But what was so clearly revealed to that lad in his Bible was yet a mystery and a puzzle to the Jewish ruler.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.