Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[a] gives birth to spirit.(A)

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  1. John 3:6 Or but spirit
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he saved us,(A) not because of righteous things we had done,(B) but because of his mercy.(C) He saved us through the washing(D) of rebirth and renewal(E) by the Holy Spirit,

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18 He chose to give us birth(A) through the word of truth,(B) that we might be a kind of firstfruits(C) of all he created.

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23 For you have been born again,(A) not of perishable seed, but of imperishable,(B) through the living and enduring word of God.(C)

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No one who is born of God(A) will continue to sin,(B) because God’s seed(C) remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.

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God’s Love and Ours

Dear friends, let us love one another,(A) for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God(B) and knows God.(C)

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Faith in the Incarnate Son of God

Everyone who believes(A) that Jesus is the Christ(B) is born of God,(C) and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.(D)

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for everyone born of God(A) overcomes(B) the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

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