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John 3:7-8

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3:7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all 1  be born from above.’ 2  3:8 The wind 3  blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 4 

1 tn “All” has been supplied to indicate the plural pronoun in the Greek text.

2 tn Or “born again.” The same Greek word with the same double meaning occurs in v. 3.

3 tn The same Greek word, πνεύματος (pneumatos), may be translated “wind” or “spirit.”

4 sn Again, the physical illustrates the spiritual, although the force is heightened by the word-play here on wind-spirit (see the note on wind at the beginning of this verse). By the end of the verse, however, the final usage of πνεύματος (pneumatos) refers to the Holy Spirit.



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