Born of the Spirit
There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. He came to Jesus at night and said to him,
“Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one is born from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?” Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one is born of water and Spirit he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Ipinanganak sa Espiritu.
1May isang lalaki sa mga Fariseo na ang pangalan ay Nicodemo. Siya ay isang pinuno ng mga Judio. 2Pumunta siya kay Jesus nang gabi at sinasabi niya: Guro, alam namin na ikaw ay isang guro na mula sa Diyos. Ito ay sapagkat walang makakagawa ng mga tanda na iyong ginagawa malibang sumasakaniya ang Diyos.
3Tumugon si Jesus at sinabi sa kaniya: Katotohanan, katotohanang sinasabi ko sa iyo: Malibang ipanganak na muli ang isang tao, hindi niya maaaring makita ang paghahari ng Diyos.
4Itinanong ni Nicodemo sa kaniya: Papaano maipanganganak ang taong matanda na? Makakapasok ba siyang muli sa sinapupunan ng kaniyang ina at ipanganak?