The verb gennaō (to beget) in the Gospels-Acts

(Translation from NRSV with a few modifications for a more litteral meaning)

Green color: gennaō = to beget physically
Blue color: gennaō = to beget spiritually


1: 2Abraham begat (gennaō) Isaac, and Isaac begat (gennaō) Jacob, and Jacob begat (gennaō) Judah and his brothers,
1: 3and Judah begat (gennaō) Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez begat (gennaō) Hezron, and Hezron begat (gennaō) Aram,
1: 4and Aram begat (gennaō) Aminadab, and Aminadab begat (gennaō) Nahshon, and Nahshon begat (gennaō) Salmon,
1: 5and Salmon begat (gennaō) Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz begat (gennaō) Obed by Ruth, and Obed begat (gennaō) Jesse,
1: 6and Jesse begat (gennaō) King David. And David begat (gennaō) Solomon by the wife of Uriah,
1: 7and Solomon begat (gennaō) Rehoboam, and Rehoboam begat (gennaō) Abijah, and Abijah begat (gennaō) Asaph,
1: 8and Asaph begat (gennaō) Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat begat (gennaō) Joram, and Joram begat (gennaō) Uzziah,
1: 9and Uzziah begat (gennaō) Jotham, and Jotham begat (gennaō) Ahaz, and Ahaz begat (gennaō) Hezekiah,
1: 10and Hezekiah begat (gennaō) Manasseh, and Manasseh begat (gennaō) Amos, and Amos begat (gennaō) Josiah,
1: 11and Josiah begat (gennaō) Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
1: 12And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah begat (gennaō) Salathiel, and Salathiel begat (gennaō) Zerubbabel,
1: 13and Zerubbabel begat (gennaō) Abiud, and Abiud begat (gennaō) Eliakim, and Eliakim begat (gennaō) Azor,
1: 14and Azor begat (gennaō) Zadok, and Zadok begat (gennaō) Achim, and Achim begat (gennaō) Eliud,
1: 15and Eliud begat (gennaō) Eleazar, and Eleazar begat (gennaō) Matthan, and Matthan begat (gennaō) Jacob,
1: 16and Jacob begat (gennaō) Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born (gennaō), who is called the Messiah.
1: 20But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child begotten (gennaō) in her is from the Holy Spirit.
2: 1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born (gennaō) in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,
2: 4and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born (gennaō).
19: 12For there are eunuchs who were born (gennaō) as such, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can."
26: 24The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been born (gennaō)."


14: 21For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been born (gennaō)."


1: 13But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will beget (gennaō) you a son, and you will name him John.
1: 35The angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born (gennaō) will be holy; he will be called Son of God.
1: 57Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she begat (gennaō) a son.
23: 29For the days are surely coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never begat (gennaō), and the breasts that never nursed.'


1: 13who were born (gennaō), not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
3: 3Jesus answered him, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born (gennaō) from above."
3: 4Nicodemus said to him, "How can anyone be born (gennaō) after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother's womb and be born (gennaō)?"
3: 5Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born (gennaō) of water and Spirit.
3: 6What is born (gennaō) of the flesh is flesh, and what is born (gennaō) of the Spirit is spirit.
3: 7Do not be astonished that I said to you, 'You must be born (gennaō) from above.'
3: 8The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born (gennaō) of the Spirit."
8: 41You are indeed doing what your father does." They said to him, "We are not born (gennaō) out of immorality; we have one father, God himself."
9: 2His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born (gennaō) blind?"
9: 19and asked them, "Is this your son, who you say was born (gennaō) blind? How then does he now see?"
9: 20His parents answered, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born (gennaō) blind;
9: 32Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born (gennaō) blind.
9: 34They answered him, "You were born (gennaō) entirely in sins, and are you trying to teach us?" And they drove him out.
16: 21When a woman is in labor, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born (gennaō), she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having begotten (gennaō) a human being into the world.
18: 37Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born (gennaō), and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."


2: 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in the language in which we were born (gennaō)?
7: 8Then he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so Abraham begat (gennaō) Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.
7: 20At this time Moses was born (gennaō), and he was beautiful before God. For three months he was brought up in his father's house;
7: 29When he heard this, Moses fled and became a resident alien in the land of Midian. There he became begat (gennaō) two sons.
13: 33he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, 'You are my Son; today I have begotten (gennaō) you.'
22: 3"I am a Jew, born (gennaō) in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated strictly according to our ancestral law, being zealous for God, just as all of you are today.
22: 28The tribune answered, "It cost me a large sum of money to get my citizenship." Paul said, "But I was born (gennaō) a citizen."

1 John

2: 29If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who does right has been born (gennaō) of him.
3: 9Those who have been born (gennaō) of God do not sin, because God's seed abides in them; they cannot sin, because they have been born (gennaō) of God.
4: 7Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born (gennaō) of God and knows God.
5: 1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born (gennaō) of God, and everyone who loves the one begetting (gennaō) loves what has been begotten (gennaō) from him.
5: 4for whatever is born (gennaō) of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.
5: 18We know that those who are born (gennaō) of God do not sin, but the one who was born (gennaō) of God protects them, and the evil one does not touch them.