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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Which were born, not of blood - Who were regenerated, ουκ εξ αἱματων, not of bloods - the union of father and mother, or of a distinguished or illustrious ancestry; for the Hebrew language makes use of the plural to point out the dignity or excellence of a thing: and probably by this the evangelist intended to show his countrymen, that having Abraham and Sarah for their parents would not entitle them to the blessings of the new covenant; as no man could lay claim to them, but in consequence of being born of God; therefore, neither the will of the flesh - any thing that the corrupt heart of man could purpose or determine in its own behalf; nor the will of man - any thing that another may be disposed to do in our behalf, can avail here; this new birth must come through the will of God - through; his own unlimited power and boundless mercy, prescribing salvation by Christ Jesus alone. It has been already observed that the Jews required circumcision, baptism, and sacrifice, in order to make a proselyte. They allow that the Israelites had in Egypt cast off circumcision, and were consequently out of the covenant; but at length they were circumcised, and they mingled the blood of circumcision with the blood of the paschal lamb, and from this union of bloods they were again made the children of God. See Lightfoot. This was the only way by which the Jews could be made the sons of God; but the evangelist shows them that, under the Gospel dispensation, no person could become a child of God, but by being spiritually regenerated.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

were.

John 3:3,5 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...

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

1 Peter 1:3,23 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

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.

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.

1 John 5:1,4,18 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loves him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him...

not.

John 8:33-41 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free...

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say to you...

Romans 9:7-9 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall your 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 you 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 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...

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 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved...

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

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

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...

1 John 2:28,29 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence...

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Grace
Eversley. 1856. St. John i. 16, 17. "Of His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." I wish you to mind particularly this word GRACE. You meet it very often in the Bible. You hear often said, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Now, what does this word grace mean? It is really worth your while to know; for if a man or a woman has not grace, they will be very unhappy people, and very disagreeable
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

September 24 Evening
Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.--II COR. 8:9. The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.--Thou are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips.--All bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. Ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.--He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself.--We speak that we do know,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

May 19 Evening
Fellowship in the gospel.--PHI. 1:5. As the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.--That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 15 Morning
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.--I COR. 1:9. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised.--God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.--Truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.--Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Cross References
John 3:5
Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.

John 3:6
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

James 1:18
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

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 know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.

1 John 3:9
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.

1 John 5:4
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

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