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John 3:8


The wind 1  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.” 2 


Job 37:10-13,16,17,21-23; Ps 107:25,29; Ec 11:4,5; Isa 55:9-13; Eze 37:9; Mr 4:26-29; Lu 6:43,44; Joh 1:13; Ac 2:2; Ac 4:31; 1Co 2:11; 1Co 12:11; 1Jo 2:29; 1Jo 3:8,9

NET © Notes

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

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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