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John Chapter 3 : 1-10 - World English Bible [WEB]

  • World English Bible [WEB]
  • 1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
  • 2 The same came to him by night, and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him."
  • 3 Jesus answered him, "Most certainly, I tell you, unless one is born anew, he can't see the Kingdom of God."
  • 4 Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"
  • 5 Jesus answered, "Most certainly I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can't enter into the Kingdom of God!
  • 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
  • 7 Don't marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born anew.'
  • 8 The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don't know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
  • 9 Nicodemus answered him, "How can these things be?"
  • 10 Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and don't understand these things?
  • Open English Bible [OEB]
  • 1 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who was a leading man among his people.
  • 2 This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one could give such signs as you are giving, unless God were with him.”
  • 3 “In truth I tell you,” exclaimed Jesus, “unless a person is reborn, they cannot see the kingdom of God.”
  • 4 “How can a person,” asked Nicodemus, “be born when they are old? Can they be born a second time?”
  • 5 “In truth I tell you,” answered Jesus, “unless a person owes their birth to water and Spirit, they cannot enter the kingdom of God.
  • 6 All that owes its birth to human nature is human, and all that owes its birth to the Spirit is spiritual.
  • 7 Do not wonder at my telling you that you all need to be reborn.
  • 8 The wind blows wherever it wants, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from, or where it goes; it is the same with everyone who owes his birth to the Spirit.”
  • 9 “How can that be?” asked Nicodemus.
  • 10 “What! You a teacher of Israel,” exclaimed Jesus, “and yet do not understand this!

The book of John has 21 chapters.
John chapter 3 has 36 verses.

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.