John 1:13
New International Version
children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

New Living Translation
They are reborn--not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

English Standard Version
who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

Berean Study Bible
children born not of blood, nor of the desire or will of man, but born of God.

Berean Literal Bible
who were born not of blood, nor of will of flesh, nor of will of man, but of God.

New American Standard Bible
who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

King James Bible
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Christian Standard Bible
who were born, not of natural descent, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.

Contemporary English Version
They were not God's children by nature or because of any human desires. God himself was the one who made them his children.

Good News Translation
They did not become God's children by natural means, that is, by being born as the children of a human father; God himself was their Father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.

International Standard Version
who were born, not merely in a genetic sense, nor from lust, nor from man's desire, but from the will of God.

NET Bible
--children not born by human parents or by human desire or a husband's decision, but by God.

New Heart English Bible
who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who had not been born of blood, nor of the desire of the flesh, nor of the desire of a man, but of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These people didn't become God's children in a physical way-from a human impulse or from a husband's desire [to have a child]. They were born from God.

New American Standard 1977
who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who are not born of blood, nor of the will of flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

King James 2000 Bible
Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

American King James Version
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

American Standard Version
who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Darby Bible Translation
who have been born, not of blood, nor of flesh's will, nor of man's will, but of God.

English Revised Version
which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Weymouth New Testament
who were begotten as such not by human descent, nor through an impulse of their own nature, nor through the will of a human father, but from God.

World English Bible
who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Young's Literal Translation
who -- not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but -- of God were begotten.
Study Bible
The Witness of John
12But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of blood, nor of the desire or will of man, but born of God. 14The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.…
Cross References
John 3:5
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

John 3:6
Flesh is born of flesh, but spirit is born of the Spirit.

James 1:18
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of His creation.

1 Peter 1:23
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

1 John 2:29
If you know that He is righteous, you also know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.

1 John 3:9
Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God's seed abides in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

1 John 5:4
because everyone born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.

Treasury of Scripture

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

were.

John 3:3,5
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…

James 1:18
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

1 Peter 1:3,23
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, …

not.

John 8:33-41
They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? …

Matthew 3:9
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Romans 9:7-9
Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called…

nor of the will of the.

Genesis 25:22,28
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD…

Genesis 27:4,33
And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die…

Romans 9:10-16
And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; …

nor of the will of man.

Psalm 110:3
Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

Romans 9:1-5
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, …

Romans 10:1-3
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved…

of God.

John 3:6-8
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit…

Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

1 John 2:28,29
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming…







Lexicon
[children]
οἳ (hoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

born
ἐγεννήθησαν (egennēthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1080: From a variation of genos; to procreate; figuratively, to regenerate.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

of
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

blood,
αἱμάτων (haimatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

nor
οὐδὲ (oude)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

[the] desire
θελήματος (thelēmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

[or]
οὐδὲ (oude)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

will
θελήματος (thelēmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

of man,
ἀνδρὸς (andros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

but [born]
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(13) Which were born.--The result of receiving Him remains to be explained. How could they become "sons of God?" The word which has been used (John 1:12) excludes the idea of adoption, and asserts the natural relation of child to father. The nation claimed this through its descent from Abraham. But they are Abraham's children who are of Abraham's faith. There is a higher generation, which is spiritual, while they thought only of the lower, which is physical. The condition is the submissive receptivity of the human spirit. The origin of life is "not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."

1:6-14 John the Baptist came to bear witness concerning Jesus. Nothing more fully shows the darkness of men's minds, than that when the Light had appeared, there needed a witness to call attention to it. Christ was the true Light; that great Light which deserves to be called so. By his Spirit and grace he enlightens all that are enlightened to salvation; and those that are not enlightened by him, perish in darkness. Christ was in the world when he took our nature upon him, and dwelt among us. The Son of the Highest was here in this lower world. He was in the world, but not of it. He came to save a lost world, because it was a world of his own making. Yet the world knew him not. When he comes as a Judge, the world shall know him. Many say that they are Christ's own, yet do not receive him, because they will not part with their sins, nor have him to reign over them. All the children of God are born again. This new birth is through the word of God as the means, 1Pe 1:23, and by the Spirit of God as the Author. By his Divine presence Christ always was in the world. But now that the fulness of time was come, he was, after another manner, God manifested in the flesh. But observe the beams of his Divine glory, which darted through this veil of flesh. Men discover their weaknesses to those most familiar with them, but it was not so with Christ; those most intimate with him saw most of his glory. Although he was in the form of a servant, as to outward circumstances, yet, in respect of graces, his form was like the Son of God His Divine glory appeared in the holiness of his doctrine, and in his miracles. He was full of grace, fully acceptable to his Father, therefore qualified to plead for us; and full of truth, fully aware of the things he was to reveal.
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