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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

John 1:12–13

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12 But to all who did receive w Him, x

He gave them the right y to be z children a of God, b

to those who believe c in His name, d

13 who were born, e

not of blood, f

or of the will g of the flesh, h

or of the will of man, i

but of God. j

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1:12 Or become

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1:13 * bloods; the * form of blood occurs only here in the NT. It may refer either to lineal descent (that is, blood from one’s father and mother) or to the OT sacrificial system (that is, the various blood sacrifices). Neither is the basis for birth into the family of God.

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1:13 Or not of human lineage, or of human capacity, or of human volition

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